Welcome to the APBWeb.
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    bayern's Avatar
    bayern is offline Officer First Class
    Verified LEO
    Join Date
    04-19-06
    Location
    Dixie
    Posts
    1,733
    Rep Power
    1328279

    Whats up with the Brits

    From the Independant

    The threat of global warming is so great that campaigners were justified in causing more than £35,000 worth of damage to a coal-fired power station, a jury decided yesterday. In a verdict that will have shocked ministers and energy companies the jury at Maidstone Crown Court cleared six Greenpeace activists of criminal damage.

    Jurors accepted defence arguments that the six had a "lawful excuse" to damage property at Kingsnorth power station in Kent to prevent even greater damage caused by climate change. The defence of "lawful excuse" under the Criminal Damage Act 1971 allows damage to be caused to property to prevent even greater damage – such as breaking down the door of a burning house to tackle a fire.
    The not-guilty verdict, delivered after two days and greeted with cheers in the courtroom, raises the stakes for the most pressing issue on Britain's green agenda and could encourage further direct action.
    ============================== ============================

    But let some poor slob defend his home and they will throw him in the goal and lose the key. Hey whats up with you folks over there. There has to be something in their water, because the beer sucks.
    Last edited by bayern; 09-14-08 at 09:57 AM. Reason: correct spelling

  2. #2
    CTR man's Avatar
    CTR man is offline Officer First Class
    Supporting Member Lvl 3
    Join Date
    05-20-06
    Location
    Ceres, CA
    Posts
    4,965
    Rep Power
    1169023
    Quote Originally Posted by bayern View Post
    But let some poor slob defend his home and they will throw him in the goal and lose the key. Hey whats up with you folks over there. There has to be something in their water, because the beer sucks.
    I don't know, maybe they are too close to France?


    Choose The Right. When you're doing whats right, then you have nothing to worry about.

    Not a LEO

    In memory of Sgt. Howard K. Stevenson 1965 - 2005. Ceres Police Dept.
    In memory of Robert N. Panos 1955 - 2008 Ceres Police Dept.









  3. #3
    Standard Dave's Avatar
    Standard Dave is offline Constable
    Join Date
    04-08-06
    Location
    East Midlands (UK)
    Posts
    1,615
    Rep Power
    2100359
    A jury is made up of members of the public they are intrinsically stupid here lies the problem.

    I believe the judge who advised them has made a mistake as to the law in relation to this daubing paint over something is not mentioned in lawful excuse case law. If they had stopped coal trains or sprayed water on fossil fuels then maybe but just painting a building

    I might take some direct action next time I attend a call rather than refering it to the prosecutors and courts.
    "all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing" Edmund Burke.
    "the world is a dangerous place place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who do not do anything about it" Albert Einstein

  4. #4
    Motorwaycop's Avatar
    Motorwaycop is offline Retired Plod
    Supporting Member Lvl 2
    Verified LEO
    Site Moderator
    Join Date
    09-28-06
    Location
    Ye Olde England
    Posts
    2,534
    Rep Power
    2335521
    It's a jury!
    Must have had a bunch of tree huggers on it.
    Probably got rid of any jurors wearing leather or ordering a bacon sandwich in the canteen before the trial!
    I dread jury trials as even when the evidence is clear, to most sane men anyway, they still reach the strangest of decisions.
    the sole advantage of power is that you can do more good.
    ( Baltasar Gracian )

  5. #5
    gopherpuckfan's Avatar
    gopherpuckfan is offline I'm from the government and I'm here to help
    Verified LEO
    Join Date
    02-02-07
    Location
    Twin Cities, MN
    Posts
    2,744
    Rep Power
    1716948
    If you think that's messed up, it sounds like Britain now recognizes Sharia Law in their court system.

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...cle4749183.ece
    The views expressed in the above post are the sole opinion of the author and do not reflect any official position by the author's employer and/or municipality.

  6. #6
    bayern's Avatar
    bayern is offline Officer First Class
    Verified LEO
    Join Date
    04-19-06
    Location
    Dixie
    Posts
    1,733
    Rep Power
    1328279
    [quote=gopherpuckfan;385389]If you think that's messed up, it sounds like Britain now recognizes Sharia Law in their court system. quote]

    As I understand it, some Rabbinical Courts in large Jewish Communities in the US (NY for instance) are recognized in civil cases if both parties are Jewish and request it.

  7. #7
    Lo523's Avatar
    Lo523 is offline Master Officer
    Supporting Member Lvl 1
    Join Date
    04-16-06
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,353
    Rep Power
    2919829
    [quote=Standard Dave;385073]A jury is made up of members of the public they are intrinsically stupid here lies the problem.

    I believe the judge who advised them has made a mistake as to the law in relation to this daubing paint over something is not mentioned in lawful excuse case law. If they had stopped coal trains or sprayed water on fossil fuels then maybe but just painting a building

    + 1 this not lawful excuse.
    Never approach a bull by the front, a horse from behind, or an idiot from any direction.

 

 

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •