Four fold increase in fines under ‘busybody charter’ – Daily Telegraph

‘A four-fold increase in the number of fines issued under the “busybody charter” has been described as “utterly alarming”, with councils cracking down on activities such as feeding birds, walking dogs and playing loud bhangra music.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st July 2017

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Ofcom bans Iman FM radio station over broadcasts of al-Qaida cleric – The Guardian

Posted July 28th, 2017 in complaints, licensing, media, news, public order by tracey

‘A local radio station in Sheffield has been taken off air by Ofcom after it broadcast 25 hours of lectures by an alleged former al-Qaida leader.’

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The Guardian, 28th July 2017

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Castlemorton Common: The rave that changed the law – BBC News

Posted May 30th, 2017 in gipsies, news, public order by sally

‘On a hot bank holiday weekend 25 years ago, 20,000 people descended on land in the shadow of the Malvern Hills. The word was spread by an answering machine message: “Right, listen up revellers. It’s happening now and for the rest of the weekend, so get yourself out of the house and on to Castlemorton Common… Be there, all weekend, hardcore.”‘

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BBC News, 28th May 2017

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Officials “exceeded powers” when barring demonstrators from entering court – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 17th, 2017 in courts, demonstrations, HM Courts Service, news, public order by sally

‘Court officials exceeded their powers when they barred supporters of the founder of the Fathers 4 Justice pressure group from entering Aldershot Magistrates Court.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th February 2017

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Fathers4 (Access2) Justice: Administrative Court ruling on the public’s right to attend court hearings and the Court Service’s limited powers of control – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 9th, 2017 in civil justice, courts, families, news, public order, trials by sally

‘On 20 February 2015 Matthew O’Connor, the Claimant in this judicial review and the founder of the campaign group Fathers4Justice, was due to go on trial at Aldershot Magistrates’ Court for a public order offence. He arrived at court with around ten of his supporters, but when they tried to gain entry to the court building they were prevented from doing so by HMCTS staff. Only the Claimant and his Mackenzie Friend were allowed to enter.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 8th February 2017

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Ticket inspector attack man jailed after train assault filmed – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2017 in assault, news, public order, railways, sentencing by sally

‘A fare dodger who attacked a rail ticket inspector has been jailed for 15 weeks.’

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BBC News, 6th February 2017

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Naked gardener Robert Jenner denies 13 offences – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2017 in freedom of expression, news, public order by sally

‘A man who carried out DIY tasks and gardening while naked was seen bending over in his garden wearing only his work boots, a court has heard.’

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BBC News, 6th February 2017

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Notting Hill carnival risks Hillsborough-scale tragedy, report warns – The Guardian

Posted January 17th, 2017 in health & safety, London, news, police, public order, reports by tracey

‘The Notting Hill carnival must change if it is to avoid a “Hillsborough-scale tragedy”, according to a report by the London assembly that found the event has become a serious risk to public safety and is beset by rising levels of violent crime.’

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The Guardian, 17th January 2017

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‘Killer clown’ craze: Teen landed with criminal record, while police urge shops to remove sinister outfits from shelves – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 12th, 2016 in fines, news, public order, young offenders by tracey

‘A teenager has been hit with a criminal record for a “killer clown” stunt near an infants school as the escalating craze sparked calls from police chiefs to remove fancy dress from shop shelves.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th October 2016

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Student wins lawsuit forcing IPCC to re-examine assault claim – The Guardian

‘A student who alleges he was assaulted by police during a demonstration has won a lawsuit forcing an official watchdog to conduct a fresh examination of his allegations.’

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The Guardian, 19th August 2016

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Race hate crime on UK railways soared after Brexit vote, figures show – The Guardian

Posted August 22nd, 2016 in assault, EC law, hate crime, news, police, public order, racism, referendums, statistics by sally

‘The number of suspected race hate crimes on Britain’s railways jumped sharply following the EU referendum, figures show.’

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The Guardian, 22nd August 2016

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Britain First banned from all mosques in England and Wales – The Independent

Posted August 19th, 2016 in injunctions, Islam, news, political parties, public order by tracey

‘Britain First campaigners have been banned from mosques across England and Wales for the next three years and could face bankruptcy if they appeal, after police won an injunction from the High Court.’

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The Independent, 18th August 2016

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London 2011 riots: Stop and search change ‘led to knife crime’ – BBC News

‘It is “highly likely” a drop in police stop and search usage has led to a rise in knife crime, a member of the panel which advised the government following the 2011 riots has said.’

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BBC News, 4th August 2016

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Men jailed over bacon tied to Bristol mosque door handles – BBC News

Posted July 21st, 2016 in harassment, hate crime, news, public order, racism, restraining orders, sentencing by tracey

‘Two men have been jailed and two women have been given suspended sentences after rashers of bacon were tied to door handles at a Bristol mosque.’

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BBC News, 20th July 2016

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Censorship or justified Concern? – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Mrs Justice Whipple dismissed one claim for judicial review, and refused permission to bring a further claim, in respect of decisions made by Southampton University regarding a proposed conference on the legality of the existence of Israel under international law. She held that the University had lawfully withdrawn its permission to hold the conference in April 2015, and refused permission to challenge the University’s subsequent decision to require the conference organisers to meet the conference’s security costs as a condition of allowing the conference to take place at a later date. The conference organisers had claimed that both decisions represented an unlawful interference with their Article 10 right to free expression and Article 11 right to free assembly.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 24th May 2016

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Orgreave inquiry calls grow after damning Hillsborough verdict for police – The Guardian

‘South Yorkshire police’s alleged ‘frame-up’ of striking miners in 1984 is consistent with force’s conduct five years later.’

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The Guardian, 16th May 2016

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Man who urinated on Manchester Cenotaph told to clean memorials – The Guardian

Posted April 20th, 2016 in community service, monuments, news, public order, sentencing by sally

‘A man who urinated on the Manchester Cenotaph has been ordered to spend 200 hours cleaning war memorials across the city as part of his punishment.’

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The Guardian, 20th April 2016

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Student arrested over ‘offensive banner’ about politicians is cleared – The Guardian

Posted February 26th, 2016 in demonstrations, news, prosecutions, public order by tracey

‘Adam Barr, who had banner with disparaging description of David Cameron, Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage, has case dropped.’

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The Guardian, 25th February 2016

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Police mindset at Hillsborough was ‘all about public disorder’, inquest hears – The Guardian

‘South Yorkshire police officers requested dog handlers to come to Hillsborough in 1989 when people were trying to escape the lethal crush because police believed it was a pitch invasion, the new inquests into the disaster have heard.’

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The Guardian, 12th February 2016

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Judge rejects disclosure of document on role of police spy in wrongful conviction – The Guardian

Posted December 18th, 2015 in disclosure, evidence, miscarriage of justice, news, police, prosecutions, public order, spying by tracey

‘A judge has refused to order the disclosure of an official document that would shed more light on how an undercover operation caused the wrongful conviction of an environmental campaigner.’

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The Guardian, 17th December 2015

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