Woman cleared of obstructing Met police after partner shot with stun gun – The Guardian

Posted October 27th, 2021 in families, firearms, news, police, professional conduct, video recordings by sally

‘The case against a black woman charged with obstructing the police when officers shot her partner with a stun gun in the family home has collapsed.’

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The Guardian, 26th October 2021

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Amazon asks Ring owners to respect privacy after court rules usage broke law – The Guardian

Posted October 15th, 2021 in data protection, fines, harassment, news, privacy, video recordings by tracey

‘Amazon has urged owners of its Ring security cameras and doorbells – which come with a camera and microphone – to respect neighbours’ privacy after a court ruled their use broke data laws.’

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The Guardian, 14th October 2021

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Domestic violence victim says UK justice system is ‘like the abuse’ – BBC News

‘A traumatised domestic abuse victim has said her experience of the justice system was so bad it was “like the abuse has continued”.’

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BBC News, 10th October 2021

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Should sex offenders’ voices ever be heard? – BBC News

‘A police force has released audio clips from child sex offenders in the hope they will help prevent others from escalating into criminal behaviours. The move has provoked a split reaction, with a charity arguing that if it helps even one person, it is beneficial. However, a survivor of child sex abuse said they were upset that abusers had been given a platform by Avon and Somerset Police.’

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BBC News, 10th October 2021

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TikTok and Twitch face fines under new Ofcom rules – BBC News

‘Ofcom has laid out the measures it will require video-sharing platforms to take to better protect users.’

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BBC News, 6th October 2021

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More rape trials to allow pre-recorded evidence – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Victims of alleged sexual violence in London and the north east will be spared live cross-examination from today, as part of a pilot scheme to make trials less traumatic for complainants.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 30th September 2021

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Man jailed 24 hours after upskirting woman in London underground station – The Independent

‘A man caught filming up a stranger’s skirt during a visit to the UK was jailed less than 24 hours after committing the offence.’

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The Independent, 10th August 2021

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Man who filmed Grenfell Tower model on bonfire faces retrial – The Guardian

Posted August 3rd, 2021 in internet, news, racism, retrials, video recordings by sally

‘A man who filmed a video of a cardboard model of Grenfell Tower being burned on a bonfire will face a second trial, the high court has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 30th July 2021

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Cyberflashing should be new criminal offence, review suggests – The Guardian

‘Unsolicited sending of obscene images should be made illegal through the creation of a new offence of cyberflashing, a UK government-commissioned review recommended.’

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The Guardian, 21st July 2021

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Met Police sergeant spared jail after filming woman in shower – The Independent

‘A police sergeant from London’s Metropolitan Police, who used his iPhone to spy on a woman whilst she was showering, has been spared jail.’

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The Independent, 15th July 2021

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Police arrest investigated as Newport altercation on social media – BBC News

Posted July 15th, 2021 in internet, news, police, road traffic, video recordings, Wales by tracey

‘A force has reported itself to the police watchdog after footage shared on social media appears to show an officer in an altercation with a man.’

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BBC News, 15th July 2021

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Peterborough voyeur masseur secretly filmed 900 women – BBC News

Posted July 12th, 2021 in imprisonment, news, sentencing, sexual offences, video recordings, voyeurism by tracey

‘A masseur who secretly filmed more than 900 women as they got undressed has been jailed for four years.’

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BBC News, 10th July 2021

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Associate of London Bridge attacker jailed over 9/11 anniversary video – The Independent

Posted July 5th, 2021 in news, sentencing, terrorism, video recordings by tracey

‘A known extremist has been jailed for sharing a video glorifying terrorism on the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 atrocities.’

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The Independent, 3rd July 2021

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All about images: privacy, visuocentrism, and the Hancock affair – City Law Forum

‘On Friday 25 June 2021, British tabloid The Sun published pictures of the UK Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, kissing Gina Coladangelo in his office at the Department of Health. These pictures were, it seems, captured by a CCTV camera in the office and leaked by person(s) unknown to the newspaper. The pictures were soon joined on The Sun’s website by a video clip (seemingly from the same camera). The clip shows Hancock and Coladangelo in what might be described as a passionate embrace. The footage lasts just over one minute and remains online, including on The Sun’s Youtube channel.’

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City Law Forum, 30th June 2021

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Solicitors apologise after remote hearing recorded without permission – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A firm of solicitors has apologised to the court and reported itself to the regulator after a recording was taken of a remote hearing without permission.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 28th June 2021

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UK man jailed for sharing extremist videos, including Christchurch attack – The Guardian

Posted June 24th, 2021 in hate crime, internet, news, sentencing, terrorism, video recordings by sally

‘A British man has been jailed for terrorism offences after sharing explosives manuals and extremist videos, including one apparently celebrating the New Zealand mosque massacres, on rightwing chat groups.’

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The Guardian, 24th June 2021

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Black Met police chief wins her job back after tribunal says sacking was unfair – The Guardian

‘A black police chief dismissed from the Metropolitan police has won her job back after a tribunal said her sacking was unfair.’

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The Guardian, 16th June 2021

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Rape victims in England and Wales to give video evidence to boost convictions – The Guardian

‘Rape victims in England and Wales will be able to provide their evidence on video prior to a trial to help improve conviction rates, it is understood.’

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The Guardian, 17th May 2021

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Landmark report calls for stop-and-search filming – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Police officers should switch on body-worn cameras whenever they think they might need to stop and search someone, in order to help rebuild trust in the community, the government’s Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities has told the prime minister in a landmark report.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 12th April 2021

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Call for vulnerable victims to give video evidence amid courts backlog – The Guardian

‘Up to 10,000 vulnerable victims facing long delays for trials should be allowed to give evidence by video in an attempt to stop them falling out of the system, according to the victims’ commissioner for England and Wales.’

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The Guardian, 5th March 2021

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