(LIVERPOOL) Crown Court Report: A man who was acting as an armourer to criminals and storing the weapons and materials to make explosives at the home of a vulnerable man he claimed to be caring for has been jailed for eight years on Monday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.20: The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said that Michael Green, 31, of Micawber Street in the Toxteth area of Liverpool, had a detailed knowledge of the world of firearms and munitions: He had acquired firearms, ammunition, and items that could be used to construct explosives: Police raids at his home and the home of a vulnerable man in the Liverpool area uncovered rifles, ammunition and materials to make explosives: The raids also revealed equipment that could be used to adapt or engineer weapons, together with books, manuals and diagrams of the same nature: The CPS said that Green was an armourer who had weapons, ammunitions and the  wherewithal to make explosives so that he could provide them to whoever wanted them to commit serious crimes: He pleaded guilty three charges of possession of a firearm and ammunition without a certificate and seven charges of being in possession of an explosive substance: Today (19 October 2020) at Liverpool Crown Court, Michael Green was sentenced to eight years in jail.

On 6 July 2018: Police executed a raid on the home of a vulnerable man in the Liverpool area. They found a whole host of weapons in a wardrobe in a locked room at the flat: Green’s fingerprints were on many of the weapons. Police went on to raid Green’s home in Micawber Close and found equipment and materials to make explosives: The man, who was then 52, told police that the room had been locked and used by Michael Green, who was acting as his carer: Green also used the details of the man to make purchases from Amazon and Paypal of items connected to weapons. One of the giveaways that it was Green buying the items was that he also used the same details to buy personalised items for members of his family.

On 15 July 2018: Green attended at St Anne Street Police Station and was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm without a certificate and remained silent. He went on to deny the items were his and blamed the vulnerable male but the overwhelming forensic evidence led to him eventually accepting his guilt:

Senior Crown prosecutor Rachael Barber, of CPS Mersey Cheshire, said: “Michael Green had accumulated a wide range of potentially lethal weapons, ammunition and explosives in order to supply the criminal underworld: “He exploited the vulnerability of the man he was supposed to be caring for by storing these dangerous items in his home: ” Guns, ammunition and explosives bring death, destruction and chaos to our communities. They are the tools of the criminals who also bring drugs and other forms of criminality to our streets: ” Green eventually pleaded guilty, but not immediately. He has now been sentenced for his part in the dangerous and deadly world of organised crime.”

#AceNewsDesk report ……………..Published: Oct.20: 2020:

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` ACLU ' says that the US has 875,000 on the `Terrorist Watch-List 'though they are not adhering to the Principle of Innocent until proven Guilty '

#AceWorldNews The US had 875,000 people in its terrorist watch-list system as of December 2012. Those secretly blacklisted have no real path to challenge their status, states a new report, thus indefinitely restricting those listed from travel or simply getting a job.

Hundreds of thousands of Americans and foreigners languish in the watch-list system, considered “known or suspected terrorists” based on secret rules and evidence that are basically impenetrable should the average suspect attempt to contest them, says a new report by the ACLU that highlights these challenges.

The US terrorist watch list system, which is shared with state and local law enforcement agencies, can stifle overseas travel, the ability to obtain a US visa or entry into the US, and can lead to invasive screenings or detentions by authorities at airports and the like.

This is not to mention the social pressure of being considered a terror suspect by the US, which can lead to a host of problems ranging from separation from family to ostracization from a community or place of employment, for example.

Despite the endless effects that can stem from being placed in the watch-list system, the US has not taken proper care to avoid the basic fairness principle of innocent until proven guilty, according to the ACLU.

ACLU Report watchlist_briefing_paper_v3.pdf

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What does a man gain when he considers…

What does a man gain when he considers war as the only option! These words awoke me today, to all that l can hear, but as a nation of nations, we do so much to create wars by being right, is not greed the real reason!
These wars are not just against countries like #syria or #iraq but shopping malls bear witness to people fighting over a pair of shoes, or someone wanting the only car-parking space, so war is in the blood, man is born out of tyranny, and so believes in war as the only option!

If l win used to be the battle cry of embittered generals now so embroiled in daily conflict, but now they call out, when we win, as win we will! Is this not just their ego talking, like children with words like my tank can blow up your tank, because its bigger!

So what about the gain, or should l really say the shame, the real victors are not the generals or the politicians, who behind the scene politically motivate others to follow their edict! As their reason given is for the people to be free, but don’t they know, or even care about the real losers, as theses are the widows and orphans, the innocents, whose lives are disrupted for ever! As ever more bodies of their family members continue to pile up, and create evermore displaced families! They just wanted a quiet life to live out their years in tranquillity! These are the ones who just happened to live in this country, were born in this country and hoped when they were old to die in this country! Not to end up burying their son who is younger than them, sometimes in an unmarked grave, for fear of reprisals!

So l ask, as so many have asked before! Will committing your country to war for your own reasons, gain anything for these people?
So to all those that eventually sign the edict, or agree they are doing it for the right reason, just maybe sometimes being right, is not what we should be doing, especially when being right kills so many innocent people!

So l say shame on all those that use war, as an excuse, to play the human rights card, as so many have already died in other pointless conflicts, and if some duly elected president, prime minister or misguided politician or general, says its the only way, l say #peacebewithyou as the beginning of any war, starts with being right and ends with death!

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