Men jailed over bacon tied to Bristol mosque door handles – BBC News

Posted July 21st, 2016 in harassment, hate crime, news, public order, racism, restraining orders, sentencing by tracey

‘Two men have been jailed and two women have been given suspended sentences after rashers of bacon were tied to door handles at a Bristol mosque.’

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BBC News, 20th July 2016

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Censorship or justified Concern? – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Mrs Justice Whipple dismissed one claim for judicial review, and refused permission to bring a further claim, in respect of decisions made by Southampton University regarding a proposed conference on the legality of the existence of Israel under international law. She held that the University had lawfully withdrawn its permission to hold the conference in April 2015, and refused permission to challenge the University’s subsequent decision to require the conference organisers to meet the conference’s security costs as a condition of allowing the conference to take place at a later date. The conference organisers had claimed that both decisions represented an unlawful interference with their Article 10 right to free expression and Article 11 right to free assembly.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 24th May 2016

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Orgreave inquiry calls grow after damning Hillsborough verdict for police – The Guardian

‘South Yorkshire police’s alleged ‘frame-up’ of striking miners in 1984 is consistent with force’s conduct five years later.’

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The Guardian, 16th May 2016

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Man who urinated on Manchester Cenotaph told to clean memorials – The Guardian

Posted April 20th, 2016 in community service, monuments, news, public order, sentencing by sally

‘A man who urinated on the Manchester Cenotaph has been ordered to spend 200 hours cleaning war memorials across the city as part of his punishment.’

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The Guardian, 20th April 2016

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Student arrested over ‘offensive banner’ about politicians is cleared – The Guardian

Posted February 26th, 2016 in demonstrations, news, prosecutions, public order by tracey

‘Adam Barr, who had banner with disparaging description of David Cameron, Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage, has case dropped.’

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The Guardian, 25th February 2016

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Police mindset at Hillsborough was ‘all about public disorder’, inquest hears – The Guardian

‘South Yorkshire police officers requested dog handlers to come to Hillsborough in 1989 when people were trying to escape the lethal crush because police believed it was a pitch invasion, the new inquests into the disaster have heard.’

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The Guardian, 12th February 2016

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Judge rejects disclosure of document on role of police spy in wrongful conviction – The Guardian

Posted December 18th, 2015 in disclosure, evidence, miscarriage of justice, news, police, prosecutions, public order, spying by tracey

‘A judge has refused to order the disclosure of an official document that would shed more light on how an undercover operation caused the wrongful conviction of an environmental campaigner.’

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The Guardian, 17th December 2015

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Lawyers criticise decision to prosecute housing protester over sticker – The Guardian

Posted October 23rd, 2015 in demonstrations, joint enterprise, news, prosecutions, public order by sally

‘Legal experts have criticised the prosecution of a protester who was arrested when a fellow activist placed a sticker on a window of a block of luxury flats.’

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The Guardian, 22nd October 2015

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Rickshaw driver in Westminster standoff spared further jail – The Guardian

Posted September 2nd, 2015 in criminal damage, mental health, news, parliament, public order, sentencing, trespass by sally

‘A rickshaw driver who caused £5,500 of damage to the Houses of Parliament during an overnight rooftop standoff has been spared further time in custody after admitting criminal damage and trespassing.’

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The Guardian, 1st September 2015

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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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