Couple jailed for YouTube videos glorifying Lee Rigby murder – The Guardian

‘A couple were jailed on Friday for glorifying the murder of the soldier Lee Rigby in videos posted on YouTube that were “offensive in the extreme”. Royal Barnes, 23, and his wife Rebekah Dawson, 22, of Hackney, north-east London, recorded and uploaded three videos shortly after the murder in Woolwich, south-east London, last May.’

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The Guardian, 14th March 2014

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Man sentenced for stirring up racial hatred – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted January 10th, 2014 in inciting racial hatred, press releases, racism, sentencing by tracey

‘Christopher Philips has today (8 January 2014) been sentenced to 12 months in prison and imposed with an antisocial behaviour order (ASBO) for distributing videos of himself at an extremist right-wing event on a social media site. Mr Philips pleaded guilty to one count of stirring up racial hatred contrary to section 21 of the Public Order Act 1986 at a hearing on 31 October 2013 at Wolverhampton Crown Court.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 8th January 2014

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Jail for man who wore Ku Klux Klan outfit and posed with lynched golliwog – The Guardian

Posted January 9th, 2014 in ASBOs, inciting racial hatred, news, racism, sentencing by sally

‘A university graduate who posted footage of himself online dressed in a Ku Klux Klan costume hanging a life-sized golliwog doll has been jailed for 12 months.’

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The Guardian, 8th January 2014

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Student gets 40 years for terror campaign against Muslims – The Guardian

“A white supremacist who hoped to ‘ethnically cleanse’ Muslims has been told he will serve at least 40 years imprisonment for a terror campaign in which he hunted down a Muslim to murder before he bombed three Midlands mosques aiming to kill and maim worshippers.”

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The Guardian, 25th October 2013

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‘Challenge it, report it, stop it’ – a plan to tackle hate crime – Home Office

“A government plan to tackle hate crime is launched today with the key message to ‘challenge it, report it, stop it’.”

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Home Office, 10th April 2013

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Hate crime – should the aggravated and stirring up hatred offences be extended? – Law Commission

“The Commission has been asked by Government to consider whether two existing groups of offences dealing with hate crime should be extended.”

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Law Commission, 14th December 2012

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Fabrice Muamba: Jailed Twitter user Liam Stacey’s appeal dismissed – BBC News

Posted March 30th, 2012 in appeals, inciting racial hatred, internet, news, sentencing by tracey

“A student has lost his appeal after being sent to jail for posting racially offensive comments on Twitter about footballer Fabrice Muamba.”

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BBC News, 30th March 2012

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Fabrice Muamba: Racist Twitter user jailed for 56 days – BBC News

Posted March 27th, 2012 in inciting racial hatred, internet, news, sentencing by sally

“A student who admitted posting racially offensive comments on Twitter about footballer Fabrice Muamba has been jailed for 56 days.”

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BBC News, 27th March 2012

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Twitter racism: how the law is taking on the ‘Twacists’ – The Guardian

Posted March 27th, 2012 in inciting racial hatred, internet, news, racism, sentencing by sally

“Recent cases have highlighted disturbing instances of racial abuse on Twitter, and some footballers and celebrities are leaving the site after becoming targets.”

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The Guardian, 27th March 2012

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Student who mocked Fabrice Muamba on Twitter may be jailed – The Guardian

Posted March 27th, 2012 in inciting racial hatred, internet, news by sally

“A student who mocked footballer Fabrice Muamba on Twitter after he collapsed during a match could be jailed for inciting racial hatred.”

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The Guardian, 27th March 2012

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‘Challenge it, report it, stop it’ – a plan to tackle hate crime – Home Office

“A government plan to tackle hate crime is launched today with the key message to ‘challenge it, report it, stop it’. Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone unveiled the plan as she addressed a hate crime conference organised by the association of chief police officers (ACPO) in Birmingham.”

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Home Office, 14th March 2012

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No charges over seized Manchester United fanzine – BBC News

Posted February 25th, 2012 in Crown Prosecution Service, inciting racial hatred, media, news, police, sport by tracey

“Nobody will be charged over copies of a Manchester United fanzine seized before the match with Liverpool amid fears its cover would stoke a racism row.”

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BBC News, 24th February 2012

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Stronger CPS cases in hate crime lead to increase in guilty pleas – Crown Prosecution Service

“The CPS is prosecuting more hate crimes, more successfully and with more defendants pleading guilty than ever before.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 14th February 2012

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Guardian journalist wins right to ‘sensitive’ court papers related to Griffin conviction – OUT-LAW.com

“The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) must disclose some papers it holds relating to the successful conviction of controversial right-wing politician Nick Griffin for a racial hate crime in the 1990s, an Information Rights Tribunal has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th February 2012

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Lawful for Home Secretary to deport Palestinian activist accused of fostering hatred – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 7th, 2011 in deportation, inciting racial hatred, inciting religious hatred, news by sally

“The First-Tier Tribunal (Asylum and Immigration Chamber), has upheld the decision of the Home Secretary to deport Raed Mahajna, who had come to the UK to attend a number of meetings and speaking engagements.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 6th November 2011

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Facebook user jailed for inciting Manchester riots – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 28th, 2011 in incitement, inciting racial hatred, internet, news, sentencing, violent disorder by tracey

“A Facebook user who urged young people to ‘put Manchester on the map’ by rioting during the summer disturbances has been jailed for three years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th October 2011

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Banned activist Sheikh Raed Salah to remain on bail – BBC News

Posted July 27th, 2011 in bail, deportation, detention, inciting racial hatred, Islam, Israel, news by tracey

“An appeal judge has said a leading Israeli Arab activist, who was detained in London on the home secretary’s orders, should remain on bail pending the outcome of legal proceedings.”

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BBC News, 27th July 2011

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Mangrove Nine: the court challenge against police racism in Notting Hill – The Guardian

Posted November 30th, 2010 in inciting racial hatred, juries, news, police, racism by sally

“Forty years ago this week, a trial started which exposed heavy-handed police tactics in Notting Hill and changed racial justice in the UK forever.”

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The Guardian, 29th November 2010

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Man jailed for posting racist video clips on YouTube – BBC News

Posted November 16th, 2010 in inciting racial hatred, internet, news by sally

“A man has been jailed for 15 months for uploading racist video clips on to YouTube.”

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BBC News, 15th November 2010

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Neo-Nazis convicted of race hate charges – The Independent

Posted June 25th, 2010 in inciting racial hatred, news, racism, terrorism by sally

“Two ‘proud neo-Nazis’ who posted abusive messages on the internet about Jews and other ethnic minorities were convicted of inciting racial hatred today.”

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The Independent, 24th June 2010

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