Unless there is much more to this case than meets the eye, which is always possible of course given the light and fluffy way the BBC tends to report such things, can there be any better indication of the casual malevolence of modern regulatory states?
A man who informed police when he found child abuse images on his computer has not been allowed to be alone with his daughter for four months. Nigel Robinson from Hull said he called police after trying to download music but instead finding pornographic images on his laptop last November.
As a result social services said he “should not have unsupervised access with his own or other children”.
Unless one is calling the police to try and get rapid intervention in an ongoing violent crime, calling them for just about any other reasons is extremely unwise. To expect any good to come of inviting the state across your threshold because of “something you found on your computer” is an amazingly bad idea. Actually it verges on crazy.
Mr Robinson said: “It makes you feel as though you shouldn’t have reported it in the first place.”
Really? A bit late now, mate! Get this through your head, Nigel, the state is not there to defend you or your daughter, it is there to defend itself and for its employees to justify their tax funded existence by ‘doing things’… and the council’s social care team does not justify its existence by leaving you alone.
You have not been arrested or charged with a crime? Er, so what? You think that makes a difference?