Two jailed for Twitter abuse of feminist campaigner – The Guardian

Posted January 27th, 2014 in compensation, harassment, internet, news, sentencing, threatening behaviour by sally

‘Two people were jailed on Friday for subjecting feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez to abuse on Twitter.

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The Guardian, 24th January 2014

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Sixty victims of loan sharks in witness protection – The Guardian

Posted January 27th, 2014 in enforcement, interest, intimidation, loans, news, threatening behaviour, victims, witnesses by sally

‘Sixty victims of loan sharks are in witness protection, according to the country’s leading official tasked with breaking the cycle of fear, intimidation and violence trapping families who have borrowed money from illegal lenders.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2014

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BNP activist Adam Walker challenges lifetime teaching ban – BBC News

‘A British National Party (BNP) activist has taken Education Secretary Michael Gove’s office to court in a bid to overturn a lifetime teaching ban.’

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BBC New, 10th January 2014

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Muslim vigilantes jailed for ‘sharia law’ attacks in London – The Guardian

Posted December 9th, 2013 in assault, harassment, intimidation, Islam, news, sentencing, threatening behaviour by sally

‘Three members of a self-styled “Muslim Patrol” vigilante group have been jailed for harassing, intimidating and assaulting people on the streets of east London while claiming they were enforcing sharia law.’

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The Guardian, 6th December 2013

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Man who held woman and boy in ‘armed’ Lincoln siege is jailed – BBC News

‘A man who pointed a pistol at police before carrying out a four-hour siege, trapping his estranged wife and a young boy in a flat, has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 3rd December 2013

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Protester cleared of threatening behaviour for calling Hove MP ‘a coward’ – The Independent

Posted November 14th, 2013 in demonstrations, freedom of expression, news, threatening behaviour, universities by tracey

“A Judge has ruled that a protester who called Conservative MP Mike Weatherley ‘a coward’ was not guilty of breaking the law.”

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The Independent, 13th November 2013

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Most gay hate crimes go unreported, Stonewall survey finds – The Independent

“More than three-quarters of gay, bisexual and lesbian victims of hate crime did not report it to the police, a survey found.”

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The Independent, 15th October 2013

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Man jailed for threatening Muslims in wake of Lee Rigby killing – The Guardian

Posted August 22nd, 2013 in affray, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, threatening behaviour by sally

“A man who threatened worshippers at a mosque hours after soldier Lee Rigby was killed has been jailed.”

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The Guardian, 21st August 2013

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Men guilty of Staffordshire nail bombing plot – BBC News

Posted July 31st, 2013 in conspiracy, explosives, news, sentencing, threatening behaviour by sally

“Four men have been found guilty of causing a series of nail bomb explosions at houses in Staffordshire.”

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BBC News, 30th July 2013

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Keeping knives off the streets – British justice style – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted June 13th, 2013 in forfeiture, legislation, news, offensive weapons, threatening behaviour by sally

“Why don’t the courts have a specific power to order forfeiture of a knife from someone convicted of carrying it in public without good reason?”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 13th June 2013

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Man who threw bottle at Usain Bolt at Olympics found guilty – The Guardian

Posted January 14th, 2013 in bail, DNA, mental health, news, public order, sport, threatening behaviour by tracey

“A man who threw a plastic beer bottle at Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt moments before the Olympic 100m final has been found guilty of public disorder at Stratford magistrates court.”

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The Guardian, 11th January 2013

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Man cleared of racial abuse after using nigger ‘as term of endearment’ – The Guardian

Posted December 5th, 2012 in news, public order, racism, threatening behaviour by sally

“A court has cleared a man who shouted the word ‘nigger’ at a black man of racial abuse, after he claimed he was a rap music fan who used the term as an endearment.”

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The Guardian, 4th December 2012

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Man jailed for five years after threatening neighbour with sex aid – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 23rd, 2012 in firearms, news, sentencing, threatening behaviour by tracey

“A man who threatened his neighbour with a sexual aid tucked into his trousers has been jailed for five years after police mistook it for a firearm.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd November 2012

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Regina (Gujra) v Crown Prosecution Service – WLR Daily

Regina (Gujra) v Crown Prosecution Service [2012] UKSC 52; [2012] WLR (D) 330

“The Crown Prosecution Service, in deciding whether to use its statutory power to take over and discontinue a private prosecution on the ground that there was insufficient evidence, was entitled to apply the same test as that applicable to Crown prosecutors when conducting public prosecutions, namely that a prosecution should not be continued unless it was more likely than not that the defendant would be convicted.”

WLR Daily, 14th November 2012

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‘Nun’ sentenced over envelopes containing white powder that were sent to Nick Clegg – The Independent

Posted November 16th, 2012 in community service, hazardous substances, news, sentencing, threatening behaviour by tracey

“A pensioner claiming to be a Catholic nun who sent envelopes containing white powder to parliamentary figures including Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg was given a community order today.”

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The Independent, 16th November 2012

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Controlling partners ‘to be prosecuted for domestic abuse’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 18th, 2012 in domestic violence, families, news, threatening behaviour by sally

“Men who emotionally abuse their partners by controlling their finances, preventing them from seeing friends or verbally abusing them could soon be prosecuted under domestic violence laws, it has been claimed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th September 2012

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How do you insult someone legally? – BBC News

Posted May 18th, 2012 in freedom of expression, news, public order, threatening behaviour by sally

“Campaigners want to overturn laws targeting “insulting words and behaviour”. Just how safe is it to scorn others?”

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BBC News, 18th May 2012

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Facebook ‘live murder’ taunt: Chepstow siege man Greg Searle jailed for two years – BBC News

Posted April 4th, 2012 in affray, firearms, internet, news, sentencing, threatening behaviour by sally

“A 35-year-old man who claimed he was going to commit a ‘live murder on Facebook’ during an eight-hour police siege has been jailed for two years.”

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BBC News, 3rd April 2012

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Islamic meeting: Mohammed Abdin jailed for Canton threats – BBC News

Posted February 24th, 2012 in affray, news, police, sentencing, threatening behaviour by tracey

“A man has been jailed for eight months after threatening to shoot police and council officials at an anti-terror raid on a Muslim meeting in Cardiff.”

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BBC News, 23rd February 2012

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Speak no evil: the limits of freedom of speech – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted February 13th, 2012 in freedom of expression, homosexuality, news, threatening behaviour by sally

“The limits of free speech and freedom of religion are presently on trial once again with the reported prosecution of a Christian street preacher, Michael Overd, in the Magistrates’ Court. The case arises out of threatening remarks Mr Overd allegedly made in public to a homosexual couple.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 13th February 2012

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