Campaign Against Antisemitism has revealed today that the Crown Prosecution Service has refused to prosecute neo-Nazis like the Pittsburgh terrorist for two years, calling prosecutors’ inaction “a hallmark of a civilised society”.
The neo-Nazis use Gab, the same social network as the Pittsburgh terrorist Robert Bowers, to openly boast that they intend to implement Hitler’s final solution, even if it requires “small steps” at first, to exterminate Jews.
The neo-Nazis boasted: “We have work to do, finish the job. The job that Hitler started. This time we must show no mercy.” Another posted: “I tell everyone I meet I’m a Nazi and want to kills the Jews off completely…”. They repeatedly declared that they were intent on slaughtering Jews.
Some cases were even brought to the personal attention of Alison Saunders, the outgoing Director of Public Prosecutions, by trustees of Campaign Against Antisemitism more than two years ago, but she refused to prosecute.
The cases originate with reports by Campaign Against Antisemitism to multiple police forces which conducted detailed investigations and practically wrote the case for the Crown Prosecution Service, but the closest that any came to being prosecuted was when one individual was summoned to court only for a prosecutor to arrive and concede the case before the defendant had even entered a plea.
Senior detectives repeatedly pushed for prosecutions after reviewing our evidence, only to be rebuffed by prosecutors, even after Campaign Against Antisemitism humiliated the Crown Prosecution Service with a successful judicial review of its decision not to prosecute a neo-Nazi leader which resulted in the Crown Prosecution Service having to admit it had failed to understand the law prosecute him and being forced to conduct a prosecution, resulting in a unanimous jury conviction and an immediate one-year prison sentence for the neo-Nazi in question, Jeremy Bedford-Turner, who the Crown Prosecution Service had insisted for years was innocent of any crime.
Stephen Silverman, Director of Investigations and Enforcement at Campaign Against Antisemitism, said: “The Crown Prosecution Service has, for years, failed to prosecute neo-Nazis in Britain whose chilling social media tirades are no different to those of the antisemitic terrorist behind the Pittsburgh massacre. Instead, our charity has had to repeatedly resort to using our own lawyers to secure justice. The Crown Prosecution Service is in dereliction of its duty to protect Jewish citizens. History shows that when people persistently incite hatred against Jews and say that they wish to slaughter us, we should believe them. Britain fought with all its might to keep the Nazis at bay. The Crown Prosecution Service must not allow them to thrive on our shores.”
Campaign Against Antisemitism is currently taking the Crown Prosecution Service to judicial review over its refusal to prosecute the leader of the annual pro-Hizballah “Al Quds Day” over his remarks to marchers, and its subsequent decision to use statutory powers to block us from privately prosecuting him ourselves.