‘Naked rambler’ given Asbo by Southampton magistrates – BBC News

Posted March 1st, 2013 in ASBOs, indecent exposure, news, public order, recidivists by tracey

“A man known as ‘the naked rambler’ has been given an interim Anti-social
Behaviour Order (Asbo) banning him from going nude in public places.”

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BBC News, 28th February 2013

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Olympic 100m final bottle thrower Ashley Gill-Webb sentenced – BBC News

Posted February 5th, 2013 in community service, news, public order, sport by tracey

“A man who threw a plastic beer bottle on to the track at the start of the men’s
100m final at the London Olympics has been given a community order.”

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BBC News, 4th February 2013

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Father jailed for biting off love rival’s finger at Nativity play – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 25th, 2013 in news, public order, sentencing, wounding by tracey

“A father-of-three who bit part of the finger off a love rival in a brawl at a children’s school Nativity play has been jailed for 11 months.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th January 2013

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Public insults to be legalised but grossly offensive messages still criminal – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 15th, 2013 in crime, freedom of expression, news, public order by sally

“Section 5 of the Public Order Act 1986, which outlaws the use of ‘threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour’ will be amended to remove the word ‘insulting’. The amendment is the result of a successful, high-profile campaign which asked ‘Do we really need the police and the courts to deal with insults?'”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 15th January 2013

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‘Insulting words’ crime ditched – BBC News

Posted January 15th, 2013 in crime, freedom of expression, news, public order by sally

“The crime of ‘insulting’ someone through words or behaviour, which once led to the arrest of a student for asking a police officer whether his horse was gay, is to be dropped.”

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BBC News, 14th January 2013

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Man who threw bottle at Usain Bolt at Olympics found guilty – The Guardian

Posted January 14th, 2013 in bail, DNA, mental health, news, public order, sport, threatening behaviour by tracey

“A man who threw a plastic beer bottle at Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt moments before the Olympic 100m final has been found guilty of public disorder at Stratford magistrates court.”

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The Guardian, 11th January 2013

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Luciana Berger MP abuse: Philip Hayes fined for anti-Semitic remarks – BBC News

Posted January 10th, 2013 in fines, news, public order, racism by sally

“A Merseyside music promoter who admitted making anti-Semitic remarks to a Jewish MP has been fined £120.”

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BBC News, 9th January 2013

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Peers vote to remove law banning insulting language – The Guardian

Posted December 13th, 2012 in crime, freedom of expression, news, parliament, public order by sally

“The House of Lords on Wednesday night voted to remove a law that criminalises the use of insulting language in Britain.”

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The Guardian, 12th December 2012

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Man cleared of racial abuse after using nigger ‘as term of endearment’ – The Guardian

Posted December 5th, 2012 in news, public order, racism, threatening behaviour by sally

“A court has cleared a man who shouted the word ‘nigger’ at a black man of racial abuse, after he claimed he was a rap music fan who used the term as an endearment.”

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The Guardian, 4th December 2012

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Man jailed over naked climb on Whitehall statue – BBC News

Posted December 5th, 2012 in criminal damage, news, offensive weapons, public order, sentencing by sally

“A 29-year-old who stripped naked on top of a statue in central London, before breaking off its sword and biting it, has been jailed for 12 weeks.”

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BBC News, 4th December 2012

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Criminal records of striking miners ‘should be erased’ – The Guardian

Posted December 3rd, 2012 in criminal records, industrial action, inquiries, miners, news, public order by sally

“Calls to erase the criminal records of the estimated 7,000 men detained and ‘falsely charged’ during the miners’ strike have been made by campaigners demanding a fresh inquiry into the policing of the dispute.”

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The Guardian, 1st December 2012

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Freedom of expression: why are there greater restrictions online? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted November 2nd, 2012 in freedom of expression, internet, news, public order by sally

“When you are speaking to someone face to face you are free to say something grossly offensive to them, or even to shout it out so that anyone within earshot can hear. It’s not a crime. Section 5 of the Public Order Act 1986 states that it doesn’t matter whether you let loose your volley of invective in front of someone who is likely to be insulted by it, or even offended by it, provided they are not likely to have been caused harassment, alarm or distress.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 2nd November 2012

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Frankie Boyle, free speech and legal jokes – The Guardian

Posted October 24th, 2012 in defamation, freedom of expression, media, news, public order, racism by sally

“When speech offends, insults and disparages should we resort to legal action?”

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The Guardian, 23rd October 2012

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Boat Race protester Trenton Oldfield jailed – BBC News

Posted October 19th, 2012 in demonstrations, news, public order, sentencing by sally

“A man who disrupted this year’s University Boat Race has been jailed for six months for causing a public nuisance.”

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BBC News, 19th October 2012

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Barry Thew jailed for T-shirt mocking PCs deaths – BBC News

Posted October 11th, 2012 in news, public order, sentencing by sally

“A man from Greater Manchester who wore a T-shirt daubed with offensive comments about the killing of two police officers has been jailed.”

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BBC News, 11th October 2012

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Boat race saboteur Trenton Oldfield guilty of public nuisance – The Independent

Posted September 26th, 2012 in demonstrations, news, nuisance, public order, sport by sally

“A protester who disrupted this year’s Boat Race by swimming into the path of the crews was found guilty today of causing a public nuisance.”

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The Independent, 26th September 2012

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Anti-abortion protesters cleared of public order offences – The Guardian

Posted September 18th, 2012 in abortion, demonstrations, intimidation, news, public order by sally

“Anti-abortion protesters who displayed pictures of aborted foetuses outside a clinic offering pregnancy terminations have been cleared of public order offences.”

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The Guardian, 17th September 2012

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England riots one year on: Culprits jailed for 1,800 years – BBC News

“Prison sentences totalling more than 1,800 years have been handed out to rioters following the disorder which began exactly a year ago.”

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BBC News, 6th August 2012

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Olympics fast-track court at Stratford magistrates – The Guardian

Posted August 2nd, 2012 in courts, fines, news, public order, racism, sale of goods, sport, trials by sally

“Duncan Campbell reports from the east London court for the first conviction of a racially aggravated offence at the Games.”

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The Guardian, 1st August 2012

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Man who gave Nazi salute at a basketball match fined £2,500 – The Guardian

Posted August 2nd, 2012 in fines, news, public order, racism, sport by sally

“A Lithuanian man who gave a Nazi salute during an Olympic basketball match has become the first person to be convicted of a racially aggravated offence at the Games and fined £2,500. He was told that his behaviour and that of other Lithuanian fans was ‘despicable’.”

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The Guardian, 1st August 2012

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