Two jailed for ‘brutal’ killing of man with learning difficulties – BBC News

Posted February 21st, 2017 in learning difficulties, murder, news, sentencing, video recordings by sally

‘Two men who used their phones to film themselves brutally attacking a man with learning difficulties have been jailed for his murder.’

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BBC News, 20th February 2017

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The boy who watched IS beheading videos – BBC News

‘What leads a young child to stand up in front of his class and tell his school friends that he agrees with the aims and objectives of the so-called Islamic State?’

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BBC News, 14th February 2017

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Violent abusers to be prevented from cross-examining ex-partners in court – The Guardian

‘Domestic violence victims will no longer face the threat of being interrogated by their former partners in court under proposed legislation.’

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The Guardian, 12th February 2017

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Judges reject media request to release marine shooting video – The Guardian

‘Three of the UK’s most senior judges have rejected a request by the Guardian and other media organisations to sanction the release of video footage showing a British Royal Marine shooting dead a wounded Taliban fighter.’

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The Guardian, 31st January 2017

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Drunken girl gang jailed after posting sex attack of amateur footballer on Snapchat – Daily Telegraph

‘A drunken gang of girls who took Snapchat photos and videos of a “ritualised humiliation” sex attack on an amateur footballer has been jailed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th January 2017

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G4S filmed asylum seekers in their own homes without consent – The Guardian

‘Information commissioner raises concern and campaigners threaten legal action over security firm’s use of body-worn cameras.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2017

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Munby: video-links in family courts ‘a disgrace’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 24th, 2017 in courts, evidence, family courts, judges, news, victims, video recordings, witnesses by sally

‘The president of the Family Division has berated the state of equipment in family courts, including his own court in London’s Royal Courts of Justice.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 23rd January 2017

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Home Office refuses to enforce privacy code on NHS staff using video – The Guardian

Posted January 19th, 2017 in health, hospitals, news, privacy, video recordings by tracey

‘The government has rejected a request by the surveillance camera watchdog to allow it to monitor the increasing and unregulated use of CCTV and body-worn video cameras in hospitals.’

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The Guardian, 18th January 2017

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Waitress blackmailed policeman after editing video to make it sound like he threatened to rape her – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 6th, 2017 in blackmail, news, sentencing, video recordings, young offenders by tracey

‘A waitress who edited a video to make it sound as though a police officer she met on a dating website was threatening to rape her has been jailed.’

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Daily Telegraph. 5th January 2016

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Police body cameras ‘cut complaints against officers’ – BBC News

Posted September 30th, 2016 in complaints, news, police, video recordings by tracey

‘Police body cameras can dramatically reduce the number of complaints against officers, research suggests.’

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BBC News, 29th September 2016

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Courts reform gives stronger protection for victims and witnesses – Ministry of Justice

‘Vulnerable victims and witnesses will no longer have to appear in court under new plans to roll out pre-trial evidence sessions.’

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Ministry of Justice, 15th September 2016

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Vulnerable witnesses to be spared court – BBC News

Posted September 15th, 2016 in children, cross-examination, news, pilot schemes, trials, video recordings, witnesses by tracey

‘Vulnerable victims and witnesses will be able to give their evidence before a trial starts, as part of planned court reforms in England and Wales.’

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BBC News, 15th September 2016

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Slow-motion replays can distort criminal responsibility – BBC News

Posted August 3rd, 2016 in criminal responsibility, evidence, news, video recordings by tracey

‘Slow-motion video replays of crimes shown in courtrooms may be distorting the outcomes of trials, according to a US study.’

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BBC News, 2nd August 2016

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High Court judge criticises parties and their solicitors for “attritional warfare” – Litigation futures

Posted August 3rd, 2016 in case management, news, personal injuries, solicitors, video recordings by tracey

‘A High Court judge has criticised the conduct of the parties and solicitors on both sides of a personal injury dispute for engaging in the type of “attritional warfare” that has been dying out.’

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Litigation Futures, 3rd August 2016

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Teenager filmed raping ‘completely comatose’ 18-year-old woman is jailed – The Independent

Posted August 2nd, 2016 in news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences, video recordings by tracey

‘A teenager who was filmed raping a girl while she was “completely comatose” has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 2nd August 2016

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iPhone evidence ‘could be more effective than court hearing’ – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Resolving neighbour disputes using iPhone evidence and a video hearing might be more effective than the parties travelling several miles to court, a senior government official has said, outlining significant developments to modernise the justice system.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 21st July 2016

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Families’ fury over ‘painfully slow’ progress after Winterbourne View scandal – Daily Telegraph

‘Families of the victims of the Winterbourne View care scandal have written to David Cameron accusing ministers of betrayal by leaving vulnerable disabled people at risk of abuse five years on.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st May 2016

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NHSLA ordered to pay indemnity costs for surveillance video “ambush” – Litigation Futures

‘The NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) has been ordered by the High Court to pay indemnity costs after sending a last-minute surveillance video to the claimant’s lawyers which resulted in a trial being vacated.’

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Litigation Futures, 16th May 2016

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Sentencing guidelines to reflect influence of technology – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The influence of technological developments on offending – such as sharing photos and videos on social media, and online grooming – have been factored into new sentencing proposals for young offenders.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 12th March 2016

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Young offenders who film crimes for social media could face tougher punishments – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 12th, 2016 in consultations, news, sentencing, video recordings, young offenders by sally

‘Young offenders could face tougher punishments if they film their crimes in order to post them on social media under new sentencing proposals.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th May 2016

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