Couple found guilty over sex act at Hyde Park concert – BBC News

Posted August 13th, 2015 in costs, fines, news, public order by sally

‘A couple who had oral sex during a Paloma Faith concert in Hyde Park have been fined for outraging public decency.’

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BBC News, 12th August 2015

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‘Monkey gestures’ Middlesbrough fan found guilty – BBC News

Posted July 30th, 2015 in costs, disqualification, fines, news, public order, racism, sport by sally

‘A Middlesbrough fan who made “monkey gestures” towards three black footballers at a Championship match has been fined and given a banning order.’

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BBC News, 29th July 2015

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Who, What, Why: Is it illegal to display an IS flag? – BBC News

Posted July 8th, 2015 in news, public order, religiously aggravated offences, terrorism by sally

‘Police have been criticised for not arresting a man who walked through Westminster apparently displaying the black flag associated with the Islamic State group. Is such an act against the law, asks Finlo Rohrer.’

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BBC News, 6th July 2015

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Criminal with 500 offences avoids jail sentence – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 6th, 2015 in community service, imprisonment, news, public order, recidivists, sentencing by sally

‘Career criminal has committed 506 offences but has avoided prison for each of his latest crimes.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th July 2015

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Woman ‘wins £37,000 damages’ after she was strip-searched and left naked by Met police – The Independent

‘A woman, who was forcibly strip-searched by police officers then left naked in a custody cell while cameras broadcast her image, has won £37,000 in damages from the Metropolitan Police, the Guardian has reported.’

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The Independent, 14th June 2015

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Naked Rambler makes history with nude court appearance – The Guardian

Posted June 11th, 2015 in appeals, ASBOs, freedom of expression, human rights, news, public order by sally

‘The man known as the Naked Rambler has made legal history by appearing before leading judges in the nude.’

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The Guardian, 9th June 2015

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Director jailed for abusing paramedic on stag do – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 11th, 2015 in assault, news, paramedics, public order, sentencing by sally

‘Court hears 33-year-old James Richardson grabbed Samantha Dalton, 36, when she found him face down and unresponsive.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th May 2015

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Research suggests growing use of public spaces protection orders – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 1st, 2015 in ASBOs, consultations, local government, news, public order by sally

‘Councils have enacted a range of public spaces protection orders (PSPOs) since the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 came into force last October, research by a campaign group has suggested.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 31st March 2015

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Council ban legislation creating ‘bizarre’ laws, campaigners say – BBC News

Posted March 30th, 2015 in alcohol abuse, crime, fines, legislation, local government, news, nuisance, public order by sally

‘A law that allows councils in England and Wales to ban certain activities in public is leading to “bizarre new criminal offences”, campaigners say.’

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BBC News, 30th March 2015

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Wee will make them clean it up themselves, vows town plagued by public urination – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 30th, 2015 in fines, local government, news, public order, restorative justice by sally

‘The restorative justice plan, introduced in Eastleigh, Hampshire, is believed to be the first of its kind in the country.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th March 2015

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Birdbrained new law could make feeding pigeons a criminal offence – The Independent

Posted March 30th, 2015 in alcohol abuse, crime, local government, news, nuisance, public order by sally

‘A new law that allows councils to ban activities in public spaces is leading to “bizarre new criminal offences”, which could see homeless people, buskers and people who feed pigeons prosecuted.’

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The Independent, 30th March 2015

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‘Naked rambler’ Stephen Gough’s European appeal rejected – BBC News

Posted March 25th, 2015 in appeals, freedom of expression, human rights, news, public order by sally

‘A man known as the “naked rambler” has had his final appeal to be naked in public rejected by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).’

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BBC News, 24th March 2015

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Critics of Islam prevented from entering UK to attend Lee Rigby rally – UK Human Rights Blog

‘This short case involves the old dilemma of public order law: whether it is right to shut down speech when the speaker himself does not intend to incite violence, but whose presence it is said may lead third parties to commit violence. Indeed the facts of this particular case go further than that , because the applicants had no plans to make any public address during their proposed visit to Britain. It was their presence alone which was feared would inflame “community tensions”.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 15th February 2015

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Julian Cole family hit out at IPCC over police brutality allegations – The Guardian

‘The family of a 21-year-old athlete left with a broken neck after he was detained by police 20 months ago have spoken publicly for the first time, complaining they are no clearer about what happened.’

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The Guardian, 26th January 2015

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London street march Muslim men given three-year Asbo – BBC News

Posted January 26th, 2015 in ASBOs, Islam, news, public order, threatening behaviour by sally

‘A group of Muslim men have been given three-year anti-social behaviour orders (Asbo) for threatening violence.’

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BBC News, 24th January 2015

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Swearing man ‘risks life in prison’ after 176 convictions – BBC News

Posted December 5th, 2014 in ASBOs, news, public order, sentencing by sally

‘A man with 176 convictions for repeated foul-mouthed outbursts risks spending the rest of his life in prison.’

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BBC News, 4th December 2014

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Libyan Rendition, Human Rights Week 2014 and the Naked Rambler – Human Rights Roundup – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Libyan Rendition, Human Rights Week 2014 and the Naked Rambler – Human Rights Roundup.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 1st 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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Naked Rambler loses at European court over right to public nudity – The Guardian

‘A man known as the Naked Rambler has lost his case at the European court of human rights where, he claimed he had a right to bare all in public.’

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The Guardian, 28th October 2014

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Six out of 10 prisoners freed from short jail sentences re-offend within a year – Daily Telegraph

‘More than 17,000 prisoners released into the community after serving short jail terms went on to commit new crimes last year, official figures have shown.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th October 2014

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