After a five day Trial and 5 hours of jury deliberation Jasmine was found guilty of simple arson (which she was not charged with-see below). She will be sentenced on 14th March with “all options open” after a pre sentence report. Roughly it will be a toss up whether she gets an immediate or suspended
Barrett Brown was convicted in the City Of London Magistrates on Friday 5th November of a Section 5 Public Order offence, accused of displaying writing that was intended to cause people distress, namely the police. The writing in question was a banner that read Kill Cops.
During the G7 summit last weekend, officers from Devon & Cornwall Police arrested 29 members of the animal rights and climate emergency group Animal Rebellion, in what looked like the deliberate targeting of anyone associated with them for harassment, searches, and arrests. The largest number of arrests were last Saturday when, in an apparently surveillance-focused
You Miserable Pleader! Thus Sid James as Mark Anthony rebukes Kenneth Conner’s grovelling Hengist Pod when he says “I plead for mercy, I plead for my life, I plead for forgiveness”. If you don’t want your court case turned into a sorry version of Carry on Cleo heed our words of wisdom below. The first
Recently we’ve had a bout of whinging on Twittergram about our advice to not use the Duty Solicitor at the police station. Since this has included such august bodies as the Law Society and generated a fair amount of debate here’s some detail and background on why this has been the policy of all protest
Freedom’s resident cop-botherer, Carl Spender, sits down with John and Kat from Bristol Copwatch to discuss the group’s first year of existence and the painstaking work of building a grassroots police monitoring project. Please be aware that this article contains descriptions of racist police violence. CS: I guess it’s traditional to begin with some introductions.
Earlier this morning, Highbury Magistrates threw out a case against two Haringey locals charged with obstructing immigration enforcement officers. The case related to an incident in February of this year near Green Lanes, following a raid by a Home Office Immigration Enforcement team. The defendants stood watch on the operation, ensuring that people in the
I’ll keep this brief, as whatever I say here will no doubt be out of date within a week. On Wednesday night, parliament approved The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 4) Regulations 2020 which legally enforces England’s second coronavirus lockdown. With respect to protest, the legislation is deeply confused and confusing, in that it
The Chief Constable of Kent Police has this year paid a cash settlement to an anarchist writer and organiser who they had stopped and interrogated under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act. On 19th May 2013, Tom Anderson (a pseudonym to protect his identity) and another person was stopped while travelling by ferry from Dunkirk
Delirious with fevers and newly extended powers, British cops are well and truly out of control. Whether it’s Derbyshire police following dog walkers with drones or Lancashire constabulary issuing 123 enforcement notices in four days, front line coppers are running around like heavily armed headless chickens, fining, arresting or, in one horrific case, tasering anyone