January 5, 2022 at 4:22 pm #225489
BLM activists who dumped Edward Colston statue into Bristol harbour cleared of criminal damage
Not sure if there’s a paywall?January 5, 2022 at 6:37 pm #225492
The justice of the jury system vindicated once more.January 6, 2022 at 11:16 pm #225519
Juries have cleared protesters despite there being no question of their having carried out the actions for which they were tried.January 8, 2022 at 10:42 am #225535
The Attorney general for England and Wales announced that she could refer the acquittal of the Colston Four to the court of appeal.January 8, 2022 at 10:57 am #225537
This the same Attorney general?
Attorney general faces calls to resign after she defends Dominic CummingsJanuary 8, 2022 at 11:02 am #225538
Hello @metpoliceuk. You might want to have a word with @darrengrimes_ He’s allegedly encouraging the desecration of a burial site because he thinks this is “legal now” after four people were cleared of criminal damage to the Edward Colston statue. pic.twitter.com/wPlQzygxqY
— The Socialist Party (@OfficialSPGB) January 5, 2022January 8, 2022 at 10:41 pm #225548
Government ‘subverting rule of law’ in Colston case’
Speaking to The Independent, Peter Herbert, a retired judge and chair of the Society of Black Lawyers, described the attorney general’s intervention as “a disgrace”.
He said: “The Court of Appeal has no role to play in this acquittal … Her involvement smacks of institutional racism, demonstrating the need to defend the narrative of slavery and oppression, the direct link to colonialism, and therefore to present day injustices.”
January 9, 2022 at 9:13 am #225552ALBKeymaster
- This reply was modified 4 months, 2 weeks ago by james19.
Perhaps surprisingly Rees-Mogg has defended the jury system. Or perhaps not surprisingly as he likes old things and the jury system goes back a long way.
That the attorney general (who is supposed to be the government’s lawyer and give them independent advice) should be joining in the knee jerk Tory reaction just shows how Johnson’s has filled the post with an arse-licking crony rather than an independent-minded lawyer.
It remains to be seen if the case will be referred to the Court of Appeal but it won’t make any difference to the verdict or, I would have thought, to future jury decisions. Juries won’t like being told by governments what decision to make.January 10, 2022 at 12:11 pm #225564DJPParticipant
Wow, that tweet above is a pure embarrassment! Using official social media accounts to snitch to the police, surely that’s a no-no?
And surely SPGB members would be pleased if that Stalinist monstrosity was removed from Highgate cemetery. Not that anyone is going to topple it in the near future.January 10, 2022 at 2:24 pm #225565ALBKeymaster
Actually, personally I have always been against that “Stalinist monstrosity” and was going to say so. I think that some anti-Castro Cubans once had a go at blowing it up.January 18, 2022 at 9:06 am #225656
Just seen this…2 stories
Extinction Rebellion: Jury clears protesters who climbed on train roof
Extinction Rebellion: Plane glue stunt Paralympian has jail term cut
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