The ‘Ryanair justice’ of criminal court charges

We must keep up the pressure for the scrapping of the criminal courts charge. This is the second of two guest posts by Netpol member Legal Defence & Monitoring Group (LDMG) On 13 April 2015 a new set of criminal court charges came into force. These were slipped in...

83 reasons to plead ‘not guilty’

This is a guest post by Netpol member Legal Defence & Monitoring Group (LDMG). For (too?) many years, LDMG has been urging protesters who get nicked to plead not guilty, point out that being charged is not the same as being convicted. Even if it seems that you are...

A disturbing judgement on undercover policing

Mark Kennedy The High Court ruled last week on how the judiciary will deal with allegations of sexual abuse brought against undercover police officers who had infiltrated activist groups. The judgement was a disturbing one, as much for the attitudes it displayed as...