Crown Prosecution Service decision on @CCJUK v/s Stephen Sizer finds no offence committed April 20, 2012Posted by Phil Groom in Life.
Tags: Antisemitism, CCJ, Council of Christians and Jews, Crown Prosecution Service, Stephen Sizer, Surrey Police, Wasting Police Time
REMEMBER JEREMIAH’S UNDERPANTS?
Some good news at last: Surrey CID have advised the Crown Prosecution Service’s decision, which finds in favour of Stephen Sizer:
the CPS did not feel the activities of Rev Sizer amounted to an offence. The complainant has been updated. Hopefully this will draw a line in the sand.
Given the lameness of CCJ’s attempt to defend its foolish campaign against Stephen…
All CCJ has done, in its founding role to combat antiSemitism, is, on receipt of complaints about Mr Sizer’s actions… … to have expressed grave concern to his bishop and drawn the attention of the police to the matter. ….It is not within our remit or competence to decide whether or not the accusation of incitement to race hatred is sustainable or not… … – which is why we have referred it.
… perhaps someone would like to have a quiet word with them about wasting police time?
A formal press statement has now been issued by Surrey Police:
Surrey detectives carried out a thorough and extensive review of the material in question and following liaison with the Crown Prosecution Service it has been determined that no criminal offences have been committed. The matter has now been closed and no further action is been [sic] taken.
Stephen has now posted a brief note on his own blog: The Ugly Truth Exposed. He writes:
In response to the CCJ Statement, I welcome the news from Surrey police and CPS that, having “carried out a thorough and extensive review of the material in question” they have concluded that “no criminal offences have been committed. The matter has now been closed and no further action is being taken,” a conclusion which will come as no surprise to those who know and work with me.
My support for a just and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians, based on international law and recognised borders, achieved by peaceful and democratic means, has unfortunately left me open to what can only be described as an unbalanced and targeted campaign from certain quarters, a situation which is deeply regrettable.
I care passionately about the safety of the Jewish people. I repudiate racism, anti-Semitism as well as Islamophobia. I would not have posted a link to a website I knew to be anti-Semitic. Having consulted a number of Jewish friends, I now keep a small list of websites to avoid in future. I will be more careful about the origin of material I post on my blog and Facebook, and welcome opportunities for discussion with members of the Jewish community to move forwards in a spirit of mutual respect.