Policing abuse in the online world – where does the law currently stand? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘The prevalence of racist and misogynistic abuse online has become firmly established as a matter that now warrants considerable political attention. As legislators pick between the differences in “real world” and online forms of abuse, as well as judicial borders of the internet, Rhory Robertson, partner at Collyer Bristow LLP, outlines the many questions that must be addressed in any new lawmaking.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 6th March 2015

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

Internet ASBOs for hate crimes: what are the challenges? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted February 10th, 2015 in ASBOs, crime, harassment, hate crime, internet, news by sally

‘In the struggle against internet trolls, cyber bullying and the general way in which the advent of the internet has caused problems for the criminal law, over the weekend the latest idea to combat the evils of the internet appeared: Internet ASBOs.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 9th February 2015

Source: www.halsburyslawexhange.co.uk

Punish hate crime on social media with internet asbos, say MPs – The Guardian

‘Social media users who persistently spread racial hatred online should be given “internet asbos” blocking them from sites such as Facebook and Twitter, according to an MPs’ report that examines the rising levels of antisemitism in Britain.’

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The Guardian, 9th February 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Japanese Knotweed: Asbos for failure to control invasive plants – BBC News

Posted November 19th, 2014 in ASBOs, environmental protection, news, sale of land by sally

‘People who fail to control the spread of invasive non-native plants such as Japanese Knotweed could be fined or receive anti-social behaviour orders (Asbos), the government says.’

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BBC News, 19th November 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Asbo for man who fakes illness – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 31st, 2014 in ASBOs, emergency services, news, wasting police time by sally

‘A man who drives lifesavers to distraction by feigning illness and lying in the street to get attention has been given an Asbo banning him from wasting the time of the emergency services.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th October 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Homeowners who fail to control Japanese knotweed face criminal prosecution under new anti-social behaviour laws – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 27th, 2014 in ASBOs, criminal justice, environmental protection, fines, news, prosecutions by sally

‘Home Office guidance updated this week says people can be fined up to £2,500 for not controlling invasive plant in move designed to tackle problem in residential areas.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th October 2014

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‘Prolific’ thief banned from all London drinking venues for 25 years in first Asbo of its kind – The Independent

Posted October 16th, 2014 in ASBOs, licensed premises, London, news, recidivists, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A man has been banned from every drinking establishment in Greater London for 25 years after admitting numerous thefts.’

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The Independent, 15th October 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk

End of the ASBO: “community trigger” scheme to tackle anti-social behaviour – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted October 14th, 2014 in ASBOs, domestic violence, legislation, news, victims by sally

With the Scottish referendum dominating the headlines last month, the introduction of the new Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (“the Act”) has been somewhat overshadowed. However, fanfare or no fanfare, the Act is coming into force this month (in the main) on 20 October 2014. The Act not only marks the end of the “ASBO” but also introduces new, important powers aimed at “putting the victim first”. These powers are only useful, however, if people know about them.

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 13th October 2014

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime & Policing Act 2014 – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted May 12th, 2014 in ASBOs, enforcement, housing, injunctions, local government, news, repossession by sally

‘This briefing note seeks to explain the main changes to anti-social behaviour injunctions (ASBIs), anti-social behaviour orders (ASBOs), possession claims relating to anti-social behaviour under the Housing Acts of 1985 and 1988, and related remedies brought in by Parts 1 to 6 of the Act1 as far as they concern local housing authorities (LHAs) and private registered providers (PRPs).’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 8th April 2014

Source: www.hardwicke.co.uk

From jail to jihad? The threat of prison radicalisation – BBC News

Posted May 12th, 2014 in ASBOs, Islam, news, prisons, terrorism by sally

‘The head of the prison and probation service says there is a small but “significant risk” of Muslim prisoners becoming radicalised. Panorama spoke to one convict who was met by Islamic extremists when he was released from prison.’

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BBC News, 12th May 2014

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Article 8 – A chink in the landlord’s armour? A look at Southend on Sea BC v Armour – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted April 8th, 2014 in appeals, ASBOs, housing, local government, news, repossession by sally

‘Mr Armour lived with his 14 year old daughter in a flat owned by Southend under an introductory tenancy. Mr Armour was accused of anti-social behaviour, including verbally abusing neighbours and contractors, and turning on the electricity when contractors were working causing one to suffer an electric shock.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 13th March 2014

Source: www.hardwicke.co.uk

Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014

Posted March 14th, 2014 in ASBOs, courts, criminal justice, dogs, forced marriages, legislation, police, repossession by tracey

Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 published

Full text of Act

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

‘Chorley’s Angels’ gang leader who exploited elderly men with offers of sexual favours is jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 4th, 2014 in ASBOs, burglary, conspiracy, elderly, gangs, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘Rebecca Reeves, 34, was the head of a group of five women who targeted the elderly in the Lancashire town of Chorley.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th March 2014

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Muslim convert who agitated for sharia state in UK given groundbreaking asbo – The Guardian

Posted February 17th, 2014 in ASBOs, inciting religious hatred, news, terrorism by sally

‘A Muslim convert who targeted members of the public as part of a campaign for a sharia state in Britain has been given a groundbreaking asbo, police have said.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2014

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Thank the Lords! – Sovereign Chambers

Posted January 22nd, 2014 in ASBOs, bills, injunctions, news, nuisance, parliament by sally

‘If last Wednesday’s vote in the House of Lords was not a reminder as to why we need a second house to protect us then nothing will be. Many members of the public will not realise just how close this country came to fundamentally damaging the democratic society we live in and abandoning the principle of free speech, whilst simultaneously providing an unwieldy weapon against practically anybody for doing pretty much anything that another person does not like.’

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Sovereign Chambers, 15th January 2014

Source: www.sovereignchambers.co.uk

Jail for man who wore Ku Klux Klan outfit and posed with lynched golliwog – The Guardian

Posted January 9th, 2014 in ASBOs, inciting racial hatred, news, racism, sentencing by sally

‘A university graduate who posted footage of himself online dressed in a Ku Klux Klan costume hanging a life-sized golliwog doll has been jailed for 12 months.’

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The Guardian, 8th January 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Foreign drug dealer wins human rights case – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 8th, 2014 in ASBOs, deportation, drug trafficking, human rights, immigration, news by sally

‘A Jamaican man who commuted to London every day to sell crack on a council estate has used human rights laws to stop a deportation order.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th January 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk