Norwich man jailed for toy gun armed robbery at store – BBC News

Posted March 23rd, 2015 in news, robbery, sentencing, weapons by sally

‘A man who robbed a convenience store brandishing a toy hand gun has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 20th March 2015

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Police use stop and search powers on 300 toddlers – Daily Telegraph

‘Research shows hundreds of under-fives have been frisked by officers in the last five years, often because of fears they have been forced to carry drugs or guns.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th March 2015

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Water cannon decision delayed until after election – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 12th, 2015 in delay, London, news, police, water, weapons by sally

‘Theresa May postpones ruling on whether Boris Johnson, the London Mayor, can use three machines already purchased by Metropolitan Police.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th March 2015

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Plymouth Taser officer cleared of misconduct – BBC News

Posted March 9th, 2015 in inquests, news, police, professional conduct, weapons by tracey

‘A police officer who Tasered a petrol-soaked man who then caught fire and died has been cleared of misconduct.’

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BBC News, 7th March 2015

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Regina v Akhtar (Itzaz) – WLR Daily

Regina v Akhtar (Itzaz) [2015] EWCA Crim 176; [2015] WLR (D) 91

‘Where a jury brought in a guilty verdict on one count but were unable to agree on another count, a retrial on that other count was not an abuse of process unless the two counts were true alternatives in that they were mutually exclusive alternatives.’

WLR Daily, 26th February 2015

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London student jailed over Isis terror plot – The Guardian

‘A radical Muslim student who wanted the black flag of the Islamic State (Isis) to fly over Downing Street has been jailed for three and a half years after being found guilty of planning to join rebel forces in Syria.’

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The Guardian, 3rd February 2015

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Outcry as CPS drops trial of anti-drone protesters at last minute – The Independent

‘The prosecution of arms-trade protesters who occupied a British drone engines manufacturer has been dropped at the last minute, after the company refused to hand over evidence about its exports of weaponry to Israel, The Independent can reveal.’

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The Independent, 30th January 2015

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British jihadi who faked his own death faces jail over terrorism offences – The Guardian

Posted January 21st, 2015 in deceit, news, religiously aggravated offences, terrorism, violence, weapons by sally

‘A Briton who fought in Syria with an Islamist group then faked his own death and tried to return home undetected admitted terrorism offences at the Old Bailey.’

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The Guardian, 20th January 2015

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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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Sabrina Moss killers jailed for 37 years – BBC News

Posted September 15th, 2014 in conspiracy, grievous bodily harm, murder, news, sentencing, victims, weapons by tracey

‘Three drug dealers have each been jailed for a minimum of 37 years for murdering nursery school teacher Sabrina Moss on her 24th birthday.’

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BBC News, 12th September 2014

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British arms sales to Israel face high court challenge – The Guardian

‘The government faces being dragged into the high court over the sale of military hardware to Israel in an unprecedented legal move that puts the UK’s controversial export policy on a potential collision course with the EU.’

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The Guardian, 16th August 2014

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Salford prison van escape gang jailed for armed ambush – BBC News

‘An armed gang who crashed a car into a prison van to free two men have been jailed by Manchester Crown Court.’

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BBC News, 29th April 2014

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Met Police ‘Taser use on children rises sixfold’ – The Independent

Posted March 7th, 2014 in children, news, police, weapons, young persons by tracey

‘The number of children tasered by the Metropolitan Police has risen almost sixfold over four years, according to campaigners. The Children’s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE) said Taser stun guns were used on 53 young people in 2012, signalling a sharp increase from just nine in 2008.’

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The Independent, 6th March 2014

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Regina (Roberts) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis and another (Liberty intervening) – WLR Daily

Regina (Roberts) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis and another (Liberty intervening) [2014] EWCA Civ 69; [2014] WLR (D) 50

‘Section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 did not confer an arbitrary power and was compatible with article 8 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.’

WLR Daily, 4th February 2014

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CS gas canister barrister to be disbarred – Bar Standards Board

‘A barrister who failed to disclose previous criminal convictions for possessing CS gas and wilfully obstructing the police is to be disbarred, following an independent public disciplinary tribunal.’

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Bar Standards Board, 10th February 2014

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Barristers tell Parliament that some GCHQ mass surveillance is illegal – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Two barristers have advised a Parliamentary committee that some mass surveillance allegedly undertaken by the UK’s security services is probably illegal. Jemima Stratford QC and Tim Johnston’s advice (PDF) was commissioned by the chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Drones.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 29th January 2014

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Regina (Noor Khan) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs – WLR Daily

Regina (Noor Khan) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs [2014] EWCA Civ 24; [2013] WLR (D) 14

‘The English court would not adjudicate, either as a question of justiciability or as a matter of discretion, on a claim which sought to characterise the actions of United Kingdom officials passing on locational intelligence to officials of the United States of America for use in drone strikes as secondary criminal offences either under domestic criminal law or international humanitarian law, because such relief would necessarily entail a condemnation of the activities of a foreign sovereign state.’

WLR Daily, 20th January 2014

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CoA blocks CIA drones challenge – The Lawyer

Posted January 21st, 2014 in appeals, crime, intelligence services, murder, news, weapons by sally

‘The Court of Appeal (CoA) has thrown out a claim challenging the legality of British involvement in US drone strikes because any judgment would be a condemnation of US foreign policy.’

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The Lawyer, 21st January 2014

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Police admit they should have reviewed tactic used in Mark Duggan case – The Guardian

‘The Metropolitan Police has admitted it was wrong not to review its use of the “hard stop” tactic employed in the shooting of Mark Duggan in 2011, despite being advised to do so by the complaints watchdog.’

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The Guardian, 20th January 2014

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Fake police gang jailed for robberies and kidnappings – BBC News

Posted December 16th, 2013 in burglary, conspiracy, kidnapping, news, robbery, sentencing, weapons by sally

‘Four men who posed as police officers and handcuffed victims while ransacking their properties have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 13th December 2013

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