Three judges sacked for watching porn at work

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 – [tks to T.E.] Judges sacked for watching porn + OFFICIAL STATEMENT

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17 March 2015 Last updated at 13:59
Three judges have been sacked for viewing pornographic material via their official IT accounts, the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office has said.
The pornography was not illegal in content, a spokesman added.
However the Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice concluded it was an “inexcusable misuse” of their official accounts and “wholly unacceptable conduct for a judicial office holder”.
A fourth judge resigned before the official inquiry had concluded.
District Judge Timothy Bowles, Immigration Judge Warren Grant and Deputy District Judge and Recorder Peter Bullock have been removed from office.
The three judges were not linked in any way. A fourth judge, Recorder Andrew Maw, was also found to have viewed similar inappropriate material via his judicial IT account.
Judge Maw worked at Lincoln County Court, District Judge Bowles at Romford County Court, Judge Bullock on the North Eastern Circuit, and Judge Grant at the Immigration and Asylum Chamber, based at Taylor House in London.
Analysis Clive Coleman, BBC legal correspondent
Today’s announcement is unprecedented. It is exceptionally rare for a judge to be removed from office.
For three judges, albeit pretty junior ones, to be sacked at the same time represents a serious blow to the reputation of the judiciary.
However, there is no suggestion that any of the sacked judges did anything illegal in accessing pornography via their judicial computers. Had they done the same thing at home there would have been little basis for dismissing them.
This is purely a question of misconduct and the misuse of judicial IT accounts paid for by the taxpayer.
Should any of the three wish to challenge their dismissal, it would open up the interesting prospect of a former judge bringing a judicial review of the decision to remove them as a judge, which itself would be heard by a judge.
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Lord Chancellor Chris Grayling with Lord Thomas, the lord chief justice
‘Question of conduct’
The Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice would have removed Recorder Maw had he not resigned before the conclusion of the disciplinary process.
It is a question of whether of not the judiciary system is being drawn into disrepute, he said.
He added: “There’s no suggestion at all that the judges have done anything illegal; it is a question of conduct.”
He said the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office (JCIO) “carefully monitors” judicial conduct.
A spokesman for the JCIO would not comment on what led to the inquiry, or whether the judges’ contracts included any clauses on the use of their official IT accounts.
The spokesman told the BBC that though the judges would no longer be allowed to work in a judicial role, they can still pursue other work.
He said: “As far as I’m aware the judges are not appealing the decision.”
‘Undiagnosed depression’
Former Immigration Judge Warren Grant said he had been suffering from “severe and undiagnosed depression” at the time of the allegation.
Mr Grant, who now works as an immigration law specialist at a firm of North London solicitors, issued a statement asking for privacy.
He said: “I do not wish to comment save to say that for some years before, and during, the period covered by the conduct which formed the subject of the complaint laid against me I was suffering from severe and undiagnosed depression.
“I request that the privacy of my family and myself be respected so that we are allowed to continue with our lives.”
The Courts and Tribunal Judiciary announced the retirement of Recorder Maw on 30 September last year.
It said in a statement that Recorder Maw, then 65, was admitted as a solicitor in 1973. He served as a Deputy District Judge in 1983, a District Judge in 1994, Assistant Recorder in 1996 and a Recorder in 2000.
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STATEMENT JCIO 18/15 17 March 2015
STATEMENT FROM THE JUDICIAL CONDUCT
INVESTIGATIONS OFFICE
 District Judge Timothy Bowles
Immigration Judge Warren Grant
Deputy District Judge and Recorder Peter Bullock
Recorder Andrew Maw
A spokesperson for the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office said:
Three judges: District Judge Timothy Bowles; Immigration Judge Warren
Grant; and, Deputy District Judge and Recorder Peter Bullock; have been
removed from judicial office following an investigation into an allegation that
they viewed pornographic material on judicial IT equipment in their offices.
The Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice were satisfied that the
material did not include images of children or any other illegal content, but
concluded that this was an inexcusable misuse of their judicial IT accounts
and wholly unacceptable conduct for a judicial office holder.
A fourth judge, Recorder Andrew Maw, was also found to have viewed similar
inappropriate material via his judicial IT account. The Lord Chancellor and
the Lord Chief Justice would likewise have removed Recorder Maw had he not resigned before the conclusion of the disciplinary process.
The judges were not linked in any way.
 ENDS
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 STATEMENT
 Notes for Editors
The judges sat in the following locations:
District Judge Bowles: Romford County Court
Immigration Judge Grant: Immigration and Asylum Chamber, First Tier
Immigration Tribunal Deputy District Judge and Recorder Bullock: North Eastern Region
Recorder Maw: Midlands Region
Media queries in relation to the JCIO should be made in the first instance to
the Judicial Press Office – telephone 020 7073 4852 or via e-mail –
For more information about the Office, including details on how to make a
 complaint against a judicial office holder, you can visit the JCIO website at:
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5 Responses to “Three judges sacked for watching porn at work”

  1. Aldous says:

    Surely Tap, this article deserves an image alongside? How about the classic Captain Jean-Luc Picard Facepalm?

    http://picardfacepalm.com/picard-facepalm.jpg

    It’s not like the Frankfurt School Marxist Jews and Subversives didn’t warn us they were ‘going to make the West so corrupt that it stinks’. An unreliable justice system biased in favour of the criminals was just one of their numerous stated hideous aims.

    I can’t remember the exact quote but ‘for a society to be destroyed from without, it must first destroy itself from within’ or words to that effect.

  2. Aldous says:

    The Frankfurt School: Conspiracy to
    Corrupt

    To further the advance of their ‘quiet’ cultural revolution – but giving us no ideas about their plans for the future – the School recommended (among other things):

    1. The creation of racism offences.
    2. Continual change to create confusion
    3. The teaching of sex and homosexuality to children
    4. The undermining of schools’ and teachers’
    authority
    5. Huge immigration to destroy identity.
    6. The promotion of excessive drinking
    7. Emptying of churches
    8. An unreliable legal system with bias against victims of crime
    9. Dependency on the state or state benefits
    10. Control and dumbing down of media
    11. Encouraging the breakdown of the family

    http://servv89pn0aj.sn.sourcedns.com/~gbpprorg/obama/incogman.net-the-frankfurt-school-conspiracy-to-corrupt.pdf

    Note:

    1. Link in above article to http://incogman.net/%c2history-of-pc/ is BLOCKED/CENSORED in the UK unless using a proxy server.

    2. Link to Catholic Insight where the article was first published in 2009 is a Dead Link as the article was ‘pulled’ shortly thereafter.
    +
    http://snippits-and-slappits.blogspot.co.uk/2009/05/frankfurt-school-conspiracy-to-corrupt_23.html

  3. Jennifer says:

    Good post.
    Does anyone here have the etymological knowledge to connect the legal term ‘judicial’ with any particular group and their system of law?
    That might put a different spin between their law and our native Common Law,
    whereby sexually abusing children is abhorent, criminally, and morally.
    Such judiciaries exposed for child abusing practices are not fit to execute the decent Common Law of this land.

    • Aldous says:

      Hi Jennifer. I had to look up the meaning of etymological so I’m probably not best placed to answer your question.
      However, much of what are often referred to as ‘laws’ these days are nothing more than ‘legal statutes’ that do not apply to a living person but to one’s ‘legal fiction’ created at Birth Registration.
      Common Law – regarding Murder, Physical Harm, Theft – apply to Living Persons and not Fictional Identities/Legal Fictions/Strawman.

      These Legal Statutes – incredible though it may seem to the Layman – have to have individual consent by the Strawman accused in order to be enforced/enforceable. Thus, if you get caught doing 31 mph in a 30 mph limit and are taken (summoned) to court, you (the living you) first has to agree to represent their Legal Fiction/Strawman. This is why before ANY proceedings can take place, you are asked if you (in the dock) is JENNIFER SMITH for example. Notice that it is ALL IN CAPITALS. This is a Legal Fiction and NOT a Living Person. The summons will have had the name of the Legal Fiction (in capitals of course) but most people out there think they are one and the same – which they most certainly are not.

      The Judge(sic) is fully aware of this (scam) of course and deception is the name of the game here. They are not even acting as a judge but a ‘money extracting agent’ and not under their Oath of Office which is reserved for real people and not Fictitious Identities.

      Once the penny drops as to what they are really up to and about, it’s not hard to refuse to be your Strawman when it suits. After all, a Freeman/Free-woman can be anyone they want to be in a free World, which is no doubt why they want to RFID Chip us all – our Legal Fiction virtually stamped on our forehead and every man and woman a slave.

      Meet Your Strawman – The Truth About Your Birth Certificate 8:23
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeuOEPETUX0

      freeman in court – judge bows to Sovereign – Canada 2:41
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzjv20sC5CY

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