Jail sex offenders for longer, proposes review of sentencing guidelines – The Guardian

“Rapists and sex attackers should be given longer prison terms, the Sentencing Council recommends, as courts take into account gang attacks and new technologies exploited by offenders.”

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The Guardian, 6th December 2012

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Man who put cat in tumble drier jailed – The Independent

Posted November 14th, 2012 in animal cruelty, internet, news, sentencing, video recordings by sally

“A man who put his cat in a tumble drier and posted the footage on YouTube has been jailed.”

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The Independent, 13th November 2012

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Azelle Rodney Inquiry lawyers can see surveillance film footage – UK Human Rights Blog

“R (on the application of the Metropolitan Police Service) v the Chairman of the Inquiry into the Death of Azelle Rodney and Interested Parties [2012] EWHA 2783 (Admin).

The public inquiry into the death of Azelle Rodney, which commenced in 2010, was still under way when it was interrupted by the present dispute. It concerned the issue whether police surveillance footage taken from the air, showing Azelle Rodney’s movements in the two hours before his death, should be disclosed to the legal team representing his mother at the Inquiry.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 16th October 2012

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Pentyrch web date killer Bleddyn King given 28 years – BBC News

Posted October 17th, 2012 in arson, internet, murder, news, robbery, sentencing, video recordings by tracey

“An 18-year-old man who stabbed a 64-year-old widower 72 times in his bungalow after meeting him on a website has been jailed for life for murder.”

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BBC News, 16th October 2012

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Teenager jailed for life over fatal schoolboy fight

Posted September 21st, 2012 in evidence, murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, video recordings, young offenders by tracey

“A 15-year-old boy has been given a life sentence for killing a schoolboy whose stabbing was recorded on his own mobile phone.”

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The Guardian, 21st September 2012

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Teenager who throttled and beat girl detained indefinitely – The Guardian

“A teenage boy who throttled a 10-year-old girl as she played in a street and repeatedly beat her around the head so viciously he could have killed her has been locked up indefinitely.”

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The Guardian, 27th July 2012

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PCC dismisses Bell Pottinger complaint over secret filming for Independent – The Guardian

Posted July 26th, 2012 in complaints, lobbying, media, news, public interest, video recordings by sally

“Undercover filming of PR executives discussing work for the Uzbekistan government for an Independent exposé was justified in the public interest, the Press Complaints Commission has ruled.”

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The Guardian, 26th July 2012

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Virtual courts: more speed, less justice? – The Guardian

Posted July 18th, 2012 in courts, criminal justice, legal services, news, video recordings by tracey

“No one wants delay or waste in the criminal justice system, but the plans for virtual and flexible courts don’t look fair or efficient.”

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The Guardian, 18th July 2012

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John Terry racism trial begins over Anton Ferdinand remark – The Guardian

Posted July 9th, 2012 in complaints, fines, news, racism, sport, video recordings by sally

“The trial of John Terry for allegedly racially abusing Anton Ferdinand will get under way on Monday.”

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The Guardian, 9th July 2012

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Trial begins of police officer accused of killing Ian Tomlinson – The Guardian

Posted June 18th, 2012 in demonstrations, evidence, homicide, news, police, trials, video recordings by sally

“The trial has begun of Simon Harwood, the police constable accused of killing Ian Tomlinson, who died shortly after he collapsed amid a major Metropolitan police operation around the G20 summit in London in April 2009.”

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The Guardian, 18th June 2012

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Jacqueline Woodhouse jailed for racist Tube rant – BBC News

Posted May 29th, 2012 in alcohol abuse, harassment, news, racism, recidivists, video recordings by tracey

“A London Underground passenger has been jailed for 21 weeks after she admitted hurling racist abuse at fellow passengers.”

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BBC News, 29th May 2012

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Badger baiter sentenced to 23 weeks – The Independent

Posted May 23rd, 2012 in animal cruelty, news, sentencing, video recordings by sally

“A man who urged his dog to attack and kill badgers kept footage of the brutal fights on his phone, a court heard today.”

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The Independent, 22nd May 2012

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Man who stabbed pensioner is jailed after being traced by spit – The Guardian

Posted April 2nd, 2012 in attempted murder, attempts, DNA, evidence, murder, news, sentencing, video recordings by sally

“A man who stabbed a 74-year-old woman six times in a ‘frenzied’ attack has been jailed after he was caught for spitting on the pavement.”

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The Guardian, 2nd April 2012

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Ban on filming in British courts to be lifted – The Independent

Posted March 28th, 2012 in courts, media, news, video recordings by sally

“Television cameras are to be allowed into courts for the first time to film the sentencing of serious criminals.”

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The Independent, 28th March 2012

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Student arrested for filming buildings wins police payout – The Guardian

Posted March 19th, 2012 in complaints, news, police, terrorism, video recordings by sally

“An Italian student has won an out-of-court settlement with police after she was stopped under anti-terrorist legislation while filming buildings in London, and later arrested, held in a cell for five hours and then fined.”

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The Guardian, 19th March 2012

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Stephen Lawrence killers to launch appeal – BBC News

Posted January 30th, 2012 in appeals, evidence, murder, news, video recordings by sally

“David Norris and Gary Dobson are to appeal against their convictions for the racist murder of teenager Stephen Lawrence in south-east London in 1993.”

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BBC News, 30th January 2012

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Man films dancing stepmother in Truro Crown Court – BBC News

Posted November 24th, 2011 in contempt of court, courts, news, video recordings by sally

“A man who posted video on the internet of his stepmother dancing on seats in the lobby of a court in Cornwall has apologised to a judge.”

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BBC News, 24th November 2011

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Ofcom to investigate ITV over ‘IRA’ video game footage – The Guardian

Posted October 11th, 2011 in complaints, media, news, video games, video recordings by sally

“Media regulator Ofcom has launched an investigation into how ITV mistakenly included video game footage in a documentary that supposedly showed the IRA shooting down a helicopter with weapons supplied by Muammar Gaddafi.”

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The Guardian, 10th October 2011

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New reporting restriction rules in effect for criminal cases – OUT-LAW.com

“Courts must allow the media an opportunity to challenge any discretionary reporting restrictions they place on a criminal hearing following changes to court rules for England and Wales.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th October 2011

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Riots, camera, action: what media footage should police be allowed to see? – The Guardian

Posted September 26th, 2011 in evidence, media, news, police, video recordings, violent disorder by sally

“Media should not be an evidence-gathering arm for the police, and the constant demands for it to play that role undermine the independence of journalism.”

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The Guardian, 23rd September 2011

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