Police to treat gangs like terror suspects with tough new laws – Daily Telegraph

‘Police will treat gang members like terrorism suspects if they use YouTube music videos to incite violence on the streets, under new proposals to tackle the soaring murder rates.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th May 2018

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Judge rejects challenge to removal of description in register of political parties – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 15th, 2018 in incitement, local government, news, political parties, violence by sally

‘A High Court judge has dismissed a legal challenge brought by the English Democrats to a decision by the Electoral Commission to remove one of 12 descriptions included in the party’s entry in the register of political parties for Great Britain.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 15th February 2018

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Twitter suspends Britain First leaders as it enforces new anti-abuse rules – The Guardian

Posted December 19th, 2017 in freedom of expression, incitement, internet, news, violence by sally

‘Twitter has suspended the accounts of the leader and deputy leader of Britain First, a far-right group recently retweeted by Donald Trump, under the terms of its revised anti-abuse rules.’

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The Guardian, 18th December 2017

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Solicitor awarded £70,000 damages for “very serious libel” – Legal Futures

Posted November 2nd, 2017 in damages, defamation, incitement, news, perjury, solicitors by tracey

‘A solicitor has been awarded £70,000 in libel damages after he was accused by a newspaper of incitement to commit perjury.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd November 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Newcastle grooming gang members jailed for up to 29 years – The Guardian

‘Members of a “cynical and well-practised” grooming gang have been jailed for up to 29 years for sexually abusing vulnerable girls in Newcastle upon Tyne after plying them with drugs.’

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The Guardian, 5th September 2017

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18 people convicted after girls and young women groomed, drugged and raped in Newcastle – The Independent

‘Under-age girls and vulnerable young women were taken to parties in Newcastle and groomed with drugs before being raped and sexually abused, it can now be reported.’

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The Independent, 9th August 2017

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Marie Black gets life term for child abuse – BBC News

Posted September 29th, 2015 in child abuse, conspiracy, incitement, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A woman at the centre of a “gruesome” child sex abuse ring which passed children round “like toys” has been given a life sentence.’

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BBC News, 28th September 2015

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Teenager found guilty of grooming man to carry out Lee Rigby copycat killing – The Guardian

Posted April 30th, 2015 in explosives, incitement, learning difficulties, murder, news, terrorism by sally

‘A teenager has been found guilty of a bungled terror plot to groom a young man with learning difficulties to carry out a Lee Rigby copycat killing.’

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The Guardian, 29th April 2015

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Maurice McCullough, 75, posed as 16-year-old to groom girl for sex – BBC News

Posted March 24th, 2015 in elderly, incitement, news, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘A 75-year-old man who posed as a 16-year-old boy on social media to groom a young girl into have sex with him has been jailed for 10 years.’

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BBC News, 23rd March 2015

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Former Ukip regional chairman Peter Entwistle jailed for grooming children – The Independent

‘A former Ukip regional chairman has been jailed for almost five years for grooming children as young as 12 and possessing almost 200,000 indecent images of children.’

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The Independent, 25th November 2014

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Couple jailed for YouTube videos glorifying Lee Rigby murder – The Guardian

‘A couple were jailed on Friday for glorifying the murder of the soldier Lee Rigby in videos posted on YouTube that were “offensive in the extreme”. Royal Barnes, 23, and his wife Rebekah Dawson, 22, of Hackney, north-east London, recorded and uploaded three videos shortly after the murder in Woolwich, south-east London, last May.’

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The Guardian, 14th March 2014

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Theresa May to outline anti-extremism plans – BBC News

Posted December 4th, 2013 in ASBOs, charities, consultations, incitement, internet, news, terrorism by sally

‘Home Secretary Theresa May is due to set out measures to tackle extremism after recommendations from a taskforce set up by the prime minister.’

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BBC News, 4th December 2013

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Facebook sexual groomer Arfon Roberts-Griffiths jailed – BBC News

“A man who posed as a teenager on the Facebook social network in a bid to contact schoolgirls has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.”

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BBC News, 25th October 2013

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Criminal law – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 9th, 2013 in appeals, barristers, criminal justice, defence, incitement, judges, news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

“Defendants being charged with a number of terrorism-related offences – First defendant’s trial counsel’s conduct at trial being criticised by judge and prosecution counsel on numerous occasions during trial.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 8th October 2013

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UK paedophile who posed as Justin Bieber online is jailed – The Guardian

“A paedophile who posed as Justin Bieber on the internet to target and blackmail young girls all over the world has been jailed in a case described as one of the worst the courts have ever seen.”

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The Guardian, 16th September 2013

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Islamic TV channel fined £85,000 for inciting violence – BBC News

Posted August 22nd, 2013 in fines, incitement, Islam, media, news, violence by sally

“The broadcasting watchdog Ofcom has fined an Islamic TV channel £85,000, for inciting violence.”

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BBC News, 21st August 2013

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Theresa May considers ‘second-tier’ banning orders – The Guardian

“Ministers are ‘actively considering’ a second-tier banning order that would outlaw groups that are not outright terrorist organisations but promote extremism and hatred on the streets, the home secretary, Theresa May, has confirmed.”

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The Guardian, 16th July 2013

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Hate Crime: The Case for Extending the Existing Offences – Law Commission

“This project came to the Law Commission by a reference from the Ministry of Justice, following the Government’s publication of its three-year hate crime action plan in 2012.”

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Law Commission, 27th June 2013

Source: www.lawcommission.justice.gov.uk

Analysis: Why a ‘terror bookseller’ won his appeal – BBC News

Posted January 9th, 2013 in appeals, incitement, news, terrorism by sally

“Can someone be convicted of disseminating books which are arguably so extreme in nature they’ve played a role in encouraging terrorism and political violence?”

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BBC News, 9th January 2013

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Regina v Faraz – WLR Daily

Posted January 7th, 2013 in admissibility, appeals, evidence, incitement, law reports, terrorism by sally

Regina v Faraz [2012] EWCA Crim 2820; [2013] WLR (D) 1

“Where a defendant was charged with disseminating terrorist publications via a bookshop and associated website which he managed, evidence that named terrorist offenders had possessed similar material was only admissible, if at all, for the very limited purpose of demonstrating that among the readership of the bookshop and website’s publications were people who were prepared to commit terrorist acts. But if the evidence was admitted for that purpose, it was relevant only to the question whether such people were likely to regard the contents of the publication as encouragement to commit terrorist acts. It was not admissible in proof of the fact that people had been so encouraged. It was essential that the judge direct the jury as to the limitations and pitfalls of such evidence.”

WLR Daily, 21st December 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk