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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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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