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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Can a kiss on a bus count as public disorder? – The Guardian

Posted October 21st, 2014 in freedom of expression, homosexuality, human rights, news, public order by sally

‘The song was wrong – a kiss isn’t just a kiss. Or at least not on the No 89 to Blackheath, according to two passengers who say they were kicked off their London bus when the driver objected to their public display of affection.’

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The Guardian, 20th October 2014

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Bullied man uses video from sunglasses to mount private court case – The Guardian

‘A student who gathered video evidence of himself being harassed and abused on a pair of specially adapted sunglasses has been allowed to carry out a private prosecution of his tormentor.’

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The Guardian, 7th October 2014

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Wiltshire Police ‘sorry’ for wrongful arrest – BBC News

Posted July 3rd, 2014 in compensation, complaints, news, police, public order, wrongful arrest by sally

‘A woman has received £9,000 and an apology from Wiltshire Police after being unlawfully arrested and held in a cell for hours.’

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BBC News, 3rd July 2014

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Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co (Europe) Ltd and another v Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime – WLR Daily

Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co (Europe) Ltd and another v Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime; Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance plc v Same; Lace International Ltd and others v Same [2014] EWCA Civ 682;  [2014] WLR (D)  230

‘In order for persons to have been “riotously and tumultuously assembled together” for the purposes of a claim under section 2(1) of the Riot (Damages) Act 1886 there had to have been a riot within the meaning of section 1 of the Public Order Act 1986. The trial judge had to conduct an inquiry, focusing on whether property had been damaged or destroyed as a result of mob violence, and carrying out an evaluative exercise to determine whether the assembly was riotous and tumultuous in the light of the primary facts as found.’

WLR Daily, 20th May 2014

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Christian preacher wins £13,000 in compensation after being held for ’15 hours without food or water’ – The Independent

‘A Christian preacher who was held by police for 15 hours without water or food has won £13,000 in compensation for wrongful imprisonment.’

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The Independent, 31st March 2014

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Anti-fracking campaigners in Salford can stay, court rules – The Guardian

Posted March 12th, 2014 in appeals, demonstrations, energy, human rights, news, public order, repossession by tracey

‘Demonstrators facing eviction from an anti-fracking camp have won 11th-hour permission to stay put while they go to the court of appeal. On Monday a judge at Manchester’s high court made an order for possession against the collective occupying land at Barton Moss in Salford, Greater Manchester. The order was to take effect from midday today. But eviction was stayed just before the noon deadline by the appeal court to give the protesters an opportunity to apply for permission to appeal.’

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The Guardian, 11th March 2014

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‘War crimes’ defence against Israel company protest convictions fails in Supreme Court – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 7th, 2014 in defences, demonstrations, news, public order, trespass by tracey

‘Richardson v Director of Public Prosecutions [2014] UKSC 8. The tactics of protesters engaging in demonstrations, or acts of civil disobedience, frequently raise interesting questions of law. A demonstration by two activists opposed to the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian Territories, who entered a shop in Covent Garden which sold produce from the Dead Sea, produced on an Israeli settlement, recently resulted in the Supreme Court addressing two such questions.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 7th February 2014

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Comic behind West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka’s ‘quenelle’ gesture banned from UK – Daily Telegraph

‘The comedian who is said to have invented the quenelle gesture, which is seen by many as anti-semitic, has been banned from entering the country as Nicolas Anelka could be given a five match ban.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd February 2014

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Regina (Hicks and others) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis – WLR Daily

Posted January 29th, 2014 in appeals, detention, human rights, judicial review, law reports, police, public order by sally

Regina (Hicks and others) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2014] EWCA Civ 3; [2014] WLR (D) 30

‘Arrests made because the police had reasonable grounds for believing a breach of the peace was imminent and effected for the purpose of bringing those arrested before the magistrates’ court, if that were to become necessary, so as to prolong detention on a lawful basis, complied with article 5(1)(c) of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.’

WLR Daily, 22nd January 2014

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Campaigner’s lawyers challenge secrecy over police spy accused of lying in court – The Guardian

‘Prosecutors are due on Monday to defend their decision to keep secret the cause of a miscarriage of justice involving an undercover police officer who allegedly used his fictitious identity in a criminal trial to conceal his covert work.’

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The Guardian, 26th January 2014

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Women sentenced for stripping at Manchester airport – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 1st, 2013 in airports, alcohol abuse, conditional discharge, costs, fines, news, public order, sentencing by sally

“Two women have been sentenced for taking off their clothes in front of shocked passengers at Manchester airport.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st November 2013

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Freedom of expression – nakedness in a public place – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 1st, 2013 in freedom of expression, human rights, news, public order by sally

“Mr Gough wishes to walk up and down the UK naked. Others do not approve of this, so his progress has been somewhat stop-start. This appeal concerns a brief and inglorious autumnal outing in Halifax. He was released from the local nick at 11.30 am on 25 October 2012, wearing only walking boots, socks, a hat, a rucksack and a compass on a lanyard around his neck. ‘He was otherwise naked and his genitalia were on plain view.’ He then walked through Halifax town centre for about 15 minutes.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 31st October 2013

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Naked rambler loses high court appeal against public order conviction – The Guardian

Posted November 1st, 2013 in appeals, freedom of expression, human rights, news, public order by sally

“A man known as the ‘naked rambler’ has lost a high court challenge against a conviction for violating public order when he walked through a town centre wearing only walking boots, socks and a hat.”

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The Guardian, 31st October 2013

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Investigations opened into vigilante murder of man mistaken for paedophile – The Guardian

Posted October 29th, 2013 in inquiries, local government, murder, news, photography, police, public order by sally

“Two independent investigations are under way into the murder of an innocent man who was beaten and burned to death after vigilante neighbours mistook him for a paedophile.”

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The Guardian, 29th October 2013

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A modern British murder: Vigilante neighbours face jail after convictions over murder of disabled man Bijan Ebrahimi wrongly accused of paedophilia – The Independent

“The two men will be sentenced next month after admitting their roles in the death of the 44-year-old Iranian national, who was described by his family as a ‘caring, loving and unselfish man’. Three police officers have also been suspended as an inquiry continues into how the Avon and Somerset force dealt with Mr Ebrahimi’s requests for help after the abuse began. Six civilian call handlers are set to be questioned by the police complaints watchdog as it investigates whether his cries for help were taken seriously. Bristol City Council, which housed Mr Ebrahimi, has launched its own inquiry into what went wrong.”

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The Independent, 28th October 2013

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