Holocaust denial, hyperlinks and YouTube: Chabloz again – Law & Religion UK

‘Alison Chabloz was convicted in 2018 at Westminster Magistrates’ Court of three offences contrary to s.127(1) of the Communications Act 2003.

On appeal, in R v Alison Chabloz [2019] Southwark Crown Court 13 February, the issue was whether or not the three songs were “grossly offensive” [2]. She lost.

She then sought to appeal by way of case stated; however, following a hearing in May concerned with how the matter should proceed, the judge refused to state a case and indicated that the proper course was for her to seek permission for judicial review of the written ruling. No such application was ever formally made, although written grounds for judicial review were produced in September 2019. In Chabloz v Crown Prosecution Service [2019] EWHC 3094 (Admin), Coulson LJ sets out the rather confusing procedural history of the case at [2]-[5].

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Law & Religion UK, 20th November 2019

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Boss jailed after racially abusing and defrauding security guard staff – The Independent

‘A company boss who racially abused workers when they complained about not being paid has been jailed for defrauding staff out of almost £60,000.’

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The Independent, 15th November 2019

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Joseph Hudson discusses Leeds United’s Kiko Casilla’s recent FA disciplinary charge – Park Square Barristers

Posted November 7th, 2019 in disciplinary procedures, news, professional conduct, racism, sport by sally

‘LUFC goalkeeper Kiko Casilla is alleged to have racially abused Charlton Athletic forward Jonathan Leko during the Championship match between Charlton and Leeds on 28 September 2019.’

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Park Square Barristers, 6th November 2019

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Mixed race soldier sues MoD for £100,000 amid claims colleagues put up ‘racist’ posters at army base and nicknamed him Apu, High Court hears – Daily Telegraph

‘A mixed race soldier is suing the MoD for £100,000 amid claims he was bullied after colleagues put up “racist” posters at an army base and nicknamed him Apu, the High Court has heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th November 2019

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Brothers sentenced for knife attack outside mosque during Ramadan – The Independent

‘Two brothers have been sentenced for attacking a group of men outside a mosque during Ramadan.’

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The Independent, 4th November 2019

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Prosecutors criticised over ‘serious failings’ as father and son accused of racially abusing Premier League footballer walk free after case collapses – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 30th, 2019 in Crown Prosecution Service, hate crime, news, police, racism, sport, video recordings by sally

‘”Serious failings” led to the collapse of a prosecution over allegations that racist slurs were hurled at Brighton defender Gaetan Bong during a Premier League match.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th October 2019

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Mentally ill man jailed for yelling racist abuse at judge – Legal Futures

Posted October 29th, 2019 in contempt of court, mental health, news, racism, sentencing by tracey

‘A mentally ill man has been jailed for 10 days for contempt in the face of the court after yelling racist abuse at a judge at Bristol Magistrates’ Court.’

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Legal Futures, 29th October 2019

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The connection between online hate speech and real-world hate crime – OUP Blog

‘Online hate speech is on the rise. All available academic and government sources indicate a year on year increase in the number of people being exposed to hateful content on social media, online news item comments, and websites. Over half (53%) of UK adult Internet users reported seeing hateful content online in 2018, an increase from 47% in 2017. In 2016, 34% of 12-15-year olds recalled seeing hateful content online. This figure increased to 45% in 2018. Of those who witnessed online hate, less than half took action in relation to the most recent incident.’

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OUP Blog, 12th October 2019

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Man jailed over anti-Muslim Instagram posts alongside topless photos with gun – The Independent

‘A man who posed with a shotgun and urged people to “stand up” against Muslims has been jailed for four years.’

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The Independent, 23rd September 2019

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Peter Beardsley barred from football for seven months over racist language – The Guardian

Posted September 20th, 2019 in disciplinary procedures, news, racism, sport by sally

‘The former England striker Peter Beardsley has been banned from football for 32 weeks after being found guilty of three charges of racially abusing black players while coach of the Newcastle under-23 team.’

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The Guardian, 19th September 2019

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Paratroopers win Colchester barracks racial harassment claim – BBC News

Posted September 17th, 2019 in armed forces, employment tribunals, equality, harassment, news, race discrimination, racism by tracey

‘Two former British army soldiers have won a racial discrimination claim against the Ministry of Defence (MoD).’

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BBC News, 16th September 2019

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Peter Herbert becomes first judge to sue MoJ over race discrimination – The Guardian

‘A prominent judge has told an employment tribunal that race discrimination is a “significant problem” in the judiciary that it is causing “deep distress” to black and minority ethnic lawyers. Peter Herbert, the chair of the Society of Black Lawyers who sits as a crown court recorder and an immigration judge, is suing the Ministry of Justice for race discrimination after he was disciplined for a speech he gave in 2015.’

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The Guardian, 12th September 2019

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Woman jailed for punching Muslim woman and ripping her hijab off – The Independent

Posted September 11th, 2019 in alcohol abuse, assault, hate crime, Islam, news, police, racism, sentencing, suspended sentences, taxis by tracey

‘A care assistant has been jailed for 20 months after attacking two shoppers and ripping one’s hijab off.’

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The Independent, 10th September 2019

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Vincent Fuller: White supremacist jailed for launching far-right terror attack a day after Christchurch shootings – The Independent

Posted September 11th, 2019 in assault, attempted murder, hate crime, Islam, news, offensive weapons, racism, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘A far-right terrorist who tried to kill Muslims in a rampage the day after the Christchurch attack has been jailed for more than 18 years.’

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The Independent, 11th September 2019

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White supremacist who sent fake anthrax to Queen jailed for 12 years – The Guardian

‘A white supremacist who triggered a full-scale security alert after sending fake anthrax to the Queen with a threatening note saying “the clowns r coming 4 you” has been jailed for 12 and a half years.’

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The Guardian, 3rd September 2019

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Cardiff man found guilty of posting anti-Muslim messages – BBC News

Posted August 30th, 2019 in inciting racial hatred, inciting religious hatred, internet, Islam, news, racism by sally

‘A man who shared photos of himself with a gun alongside anti-Muslim messages has been found guilty of stirring up religious and racial hatred.’

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BBC News, 29th August 2019

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Facebook postings and vicarious liability of employers – Local Government Lawyer

‘Charles Pigott examines an Employment Appeal Tribunal ruling that racially offensive Facebook posting was not done in the course of employment.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 30th August 2019

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Courts to get anti-knife crime powers with Asbo-style orders for children as young as 12 – The Independent

‘Courts will be given extra powers to impose rules and curfews on anyone aged 12 or over who may be carrying a knife, the Home Office has announced. The Asbo-style powers, called knife crime prevention orders (KCPOs), are civil orders that can be imposed on people who the courts believe pose a threat to the public through the use of a bladed weapon. The powers will be introduced as part of the Offensive Weapons Act, which is attempting to tackle knife crime and serious violence.’

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The Independent, 18th August 2019

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Passing the Brief: Martha Cover interviews Marcia Willis Stewart QC – Counsel

Posted August 9th, 2019 in barristers, inquests, news, racism, sex discrimination, sport by tracey

‘Martha Cover interviews the celebrated civil rights lawyer Marcia Willis Stewart QC whose egalitarian spirit pervades all her cases.’

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Counsel, August 2019

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Chelsea apology over ex-chief scout Eddie Heath’s ‘unchallenged’ sex abuse – BBC News

‘Young Chelsea players were targeted for years by a “prolific and manipulative sexual abuser” who was able to operate “unchallenged”, says a damning report.’

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BBC News, 6th August 2019

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