Archbishop Jonathan Blake

The Most Reverend Jonathan Blake, Presiding Archbishop of the Open Episcopal Church B.A. (Hons), Dip. Pastoral Studies. Bishop's Haven, 105 Danson Crescent Welling DA16 2AS U.K. Mobile: 07767 687711 www.bishopjonathanblake.com bishopjonathanblake@ntlworld.com www.openepiscopalchurch.org www.twitter.com/bishopjonathan The Church is a member of The International Council of Community churches and the World Council of Churches. Married and a proud Dad.

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Gassed Tehran, seized Kabul, helped Mother Teresa, raised £300,000, ordained 1981, pilgrim to Auschwitz, wrote on Parliament, convicted, began 1st inter-faith NHS chapel, relinquished 12 year Anglican post, baptised 1000's in homes on Mt Snowdon, in circus ring did wedding underwater, wrote ‘For God’s Sake Don’t Go To Church’, nailed 95 Theses 2 Canterbury cathedral, arrested, co-founded the Society for Independent Ministry, consecrated as a bishop, co-founded the Open Episcopal Church, did 1st gay wedding on prime time TV, sued Associated Newspapers 4 defamation, co-consecrated 1st women bishops 4 England,Wales,Scotland, accommodated the homeless, took Mass 2 sex workers, posted it, elected Archbishop, arrested 4 taking kids on roof, founded ‘When No One’s Watching', became an ICV, did Jade Goody's wedding , invited 2 Downing St, wrote 'That Old Devil Called God Again', arrested 4 campaigning against child abuse, harassment conviction/restraining order quashed on appeal, convicted 4 successful blogging 2 stop paedophile. His 'spectacular' Christmas lights covered by Daily Telegraph,Sky News, C4 have raised £55,500 and provided 2 Gambian villages with water, now 3.

Friday, March 07, 2014

YOU CAN'T TRUST THE POLICE

Apparently two thirds of the British Public trust the police. It's not surprising that there is a naive desire in us all to find security in believing that there are one set of people and one institution that harbours the good and the true, upon which we can rely.

It's a dangerous illusion that is mutually threatening. It exposes the police to the great temptation to use their power inappropriately, for their own ends and advantage and to take the law literally into their own hands. It exposes the public to false imprisonment, police violence, botched and corrupt investigation and surveillance tactics, Taser charges and SAP glove attacks, gratuitous handcuffing, intimidation, abuse, strip searches and even death  in detention.

The suppurating investigation into Stephen Lawrence's murder has demonstrated amply what Doreen Lawrence now declares, 'YOU CAN'T TRUST THE POLICE'.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/article4024946.ece

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