Mark Duggan shooting: armed officers cleared of wrongdoing – The Guardian

Posted March 25th, 2015 in complaints, crime, firearms, freedom of expression, gangs, news, police, reports by sally

‘The police watchdog has cleared armed officers of any wrongdoing in the killing of Mark Duggan, saying it was likely that he was in the process of throwing away a handgun when he was shot.’

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The Guardian, 25th March 2015

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Protecting the Innocent – BBC Law in Action

Posted February 11th, 2015 in appeals, firearms, gangs, imprisonment, miscarriage of justice, murder, news, young offenders by sally

‘Dwaine George was sent to prison in 2001 for murder. Aged 18 and a member of a Manchester gang, he was convicted for shooting dead another 18-year-old and sentenced to life imprisonment. But Dwaine George said he didn’t do it and continued to protest his innocence throughout the 12 years he eventually served. He was finally vindicated by the Court of Appeal shortly before Christmas, when his conviction was quashed.’

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BBC Law in Action, 12th February 2015

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RAF man jailed for shooting comrade in ‘party trick’ gone wrong – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 10th, 2015 in armed forces, courts martial, firearms, news, sentencing by sally

‘SAC Liam Gadsby had previously boasted to colleagues that he could pull the trigger on a loaded pistol without a bullet being fired.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th February 2015

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Durham deer-death officers guilty of gross misconduct – BBC News

Posted January 23rd, 2015 in animal cruelty, firearms, misfeasance in public office, news, police by sally

‘Two police officers who bludgeoned an injured deer to death have been removed from firearms duties after being found guilty of gross misconduct.’

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BBC News, 23rd January 2015

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Men jailed over Haringey street shootout – BBC News

Posted January 12th, 2015 in attempts, firearms, murder, news, police, sentencing by sally

‘An armed officer who risked his life to protect the public during a shootout in north London has been commended for his “courage and resolve”.’

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BBC News, 9th January 2015

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London student faces jail over Isis bid – The Guardian

Posted December 18th, 2014 in firearms, imprisonment, news, terrorism, young persons by sally

‘A student who wanted the black flag of Isis to fly over Downing Street is facing jail after being found guilty of planning to join rebel forces in Syria.’

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The Guardian, 17th December 2014

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PC Katie Murray jailed for leaking Cregan and drugs info to sister and ex-lover – BBC News

‘A PC who passed on intelligence about police killer Dale Cregan and planned drugs raids to her sister and drug-dealing former lover has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 17th December 2014

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Jordan Begley death: Media can name Taser officers after 2 February – BBC News

Posted December 16th, 2014 in anonymity, appeals, firearms, inquests, news, police by tracey

‘Five police officers who wanted anonymity at an inquest into a man shot with a Taser will be named unless they win an appeal, a coroner has ruled.’

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BBC News, 15th December 2014

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Regina v Shahabi-Shack – WLR Daily

Posted December 12th, 2014 in firearms, law reports, licensing by sally

Regina v Shahabi-Shack [2014] WLR (D) 533

‘Adaptations to an authorised firearm might render it a prohibited weapon for the purposes of section 5 of the Firearms Act 1968 if they involved breach of the conditions of the related firearms certificate.’

WLR Daily, 11th December 2014

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Barrister translates “text-speak” for jury – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 4th, 2014 in affray, firearms, gangs, interpretation, news, telecommunications, trials by sally

‘Barrister forced to translate youths’ “text-speak” into English for a jury.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd December 2014

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Phasing in new legislation – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The major piece of criminal law legislation for 2014 is the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act. It has been brought gradually into force throughout the year.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 3rd November 2014

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Puppy farmer jailed for at least 25 years for double murder – The Guardian

Posted November 3rd, 2014 in complaints, domestic violence, firearms, murder, news, police, sentencing by sally

‘An 82-year-old puppy farmer has been jailed for at least 25 years for murdering his partner and her daughter in a double killing on his dog farm in Surrey.’

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The Guardian, 31st October 2014

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Secret trial: Erol Incedal claims he was plotting robbery not terror attack – Daily Telegraph

‘The law student denies terrorism offences, saying he had contemplated committing an armed robbery or buying heroin or a gun instead’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st October 2014

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Puppy farm shootings: John Lowe murdered my family, but police ‘put the gun in his hands’, says relative – The Independent

Posted October 30th, 2014 in firearms, licensing, murder, news, police, professional conduct by sally

‘The daughter of a woman shot dead by a puppy farmer has accused police of “putting the gun in the hands” of a murderer.’

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The Independent, 29th October 2014

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Teenager who shot his girlfriend gets nine years’ detention for manslaughter – The Guardian

Posted October 28th, 2014 in firearms, gangs, homicide, news, robbery, sentencing, violence, young offenders by sally

‘A teenage boy who shot dead his girlfriend on his birthday has been sentenced to nine years’ detention for her manslaughter.’

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The Guardian, 27th October 2014

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Mark Duggan officer faces misconduct investigation – The Guardian

‘‘ZZ46’ is the first officer from the operation to be served with a formal disciplinary notice by the IPCC.’

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The Guardian, 26th October 2014

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Regina (Duggan) v Her Majesty’s Assistant Deputy Coroner For the Northern District of Greater London and others – WLR Daily

Regina (Duggan) v Her Majesty’s Assistant Deputy Coroner For the Northern District of Greater London and others [2014] EWHC 3343 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 431

‘A conclusion of lawful killing made by a coroner’s court meant that a death was recognised as one that would amount to the crime of murder, manslaughter or infanticide but for the presence of an additional factor which justified it.’

WLR Daily, 14th October 2014

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New sentencing proposals emphasise seriousness of knife and gun robberies – Sentencing Council

Posted October 22nd, 2014 in criminal justice, firearms, news, psychiatric damage, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘Today [21 October], the Sentencing Council has published its proposals for how robbers should be sentenced by the courts.’

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Sentencing Council, 21st October 2014

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Robbery sentences: Gun and knife use ‘should be penalised’ – BBC News

Posted October 21st, 2014 in consultations, firearms, news, offensive weapons, robbery, sentencing, victims by sally

‘Robbers who use or threaten to use guns and knives during crimes in England and Wales should expect to receive tougher jail sentences, new proposals suggest.’

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BBC News, 21st October 2014

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Elvis impersonator Derrel Weaver jailed over guns offences – BBC News

Posted October 20th, 2014 in firearms, news, sentencing by sally

‘An Elvis impersonator who sparked a 24-hour armed police manhunt that led to a primary school being closed has been jailed for illegal gun possession.’

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BBC News, 17th October 2014

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