Crooks and Crooked Definitions

January 4, 2018

I freely make use of the words “CROOK” and “CROOKED” in this website and consider it important to clarify what I mean.

A Crook or Crooked Person is not necessarily a criminal, although they might well be, but I use the term for people who act with less than the required and expected amount of integrity in a particular situation.  Their actions are characterised by dishonest behaviour, by not acting in accord with regulations or guidelines and by not being straightforward and honest in their dealings with other people.

Where I have used these terms, I have explained my rationale by saying what I believe the person did wrong.

As an example, I describe PC4226, Constable Eoin Anderson, and PC4524, Constable Nicola Rimmer, as crooks because I know that they submitted false reports (which they stated to be true) and lied while giving testimony in court, which is of course criminal.  Unfortunately they are unlikely to be charged because crooked Judge Pearce ignored evidence, invented evidence and “misinterpreted” evidence so that he could claim to believe what they said.  Of course, it will be a whole different matter if they make a claim against me for defamation, in which case they will have to repeat themselves under oath before another judge.