On Tue, 11 Sep 2007 08:35:45 +0100, "@@^>" <SloaneRanger@devnull.com> wrote:
>On Tue, 11 Sep 2007 08:22:04 +0100, "buddenbrooks" ><firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > >>Old Codger wrote: >>> Appeal Court victory for Animal Aid campaigners >>> 9 September 2007 >>> >>> http://www.animalaid.org.uk/h/n/NEWS/pr_experiments/ALL/1650// >>> Two Animal Aid supporters have won a landmark Appeal Court victory >>> over police attempts to criminalise them for running a high street >>> information stall, from where they sought public support for a ban on >>> primate research. >>> >>> Miranda James and Tracey Rawlings set up their stall in Barnet, North >>> London as part of Animal Aids first Primate Action Day in November >>> last year. Police officers falsely accused them of obstructing the >>> public highway. When they came before magistrates in June, the charge >>> was upheld, even though they were granted an absolute discharge. >>> >>> Amanda and Tracey were determined to clear their names. Animal Aid >>> shared that objective and we also wanted to defend the fundamental >>> right of other campaigners to engage in peaceful protest. We sought >>> the help of human rights organisation Liberty and, on Friday September >>> 7, an appeal was heard at Harrow and Wealdstone Crown Court. >>> >>> Judge Mole cleared the pair and, in a swipe at the police, said: >>> >>> In granting an absolute discharge, the magistrates no doubt felt that >>> this was a prosecution through which no useful purpose was served, and >>> we share that view. >>> >>> He declared that Miranda and Tracey had a lawful excuse for setting >>> up their table - namely, they were exercising their right to >>> communicate with the public on a matter that they regarded as >>> important. They had made reasonable efforts to avoid interrupting >>> users of the highway, despite seeking maximum exposure for their >>> message. The prosecution had failed to demonstrate that there was an >>> interruption of highway users and even if they had done so, an >>> interruption had to be unreasonable and significant before an >>> offence was committed. >>> >>> Animal Aid Director Andrew Tyler, who gave evidence at both the >>> magistrates and Appeal Court hearings, said in a statement: >>> >>> We are very grateful to Liberty for securing this important victory. >>> Miranda and Tracey were not about to be criminalised for talking >>> peacefully to the public about the thousands of primates who are >>> subjected every year to horrific poisoning and brain injury >>> experiments. And Animal Aid wanted a message to go out to police >>> forces around the country that they will be met with a fight if they >>> try unlawfully to suppress legitimate campaigning activities. Miranda >>> and Tracey had been at the first of our four Primate Action Days, >>> which are aimed at achieving an EU-wide ban on all primate research. >>> Two days before the Appeal Court hearing, a giant step forward was >>> taken when a banning petition was closed after attracting the >>> signatures of more than half of all the European Parliaments MEPs. It >>> is now that Parliaments official policy to seek an end to all >>> research on apes and monkeys. >>> >> >>Congratulations! >>http://theconsensus.org/uk/manifesto/index.html >> >>-- >>Dirk >> >>http://www.transcendence.me.uk/ - Transcendence UK >>Remote Viewing classes in London > >> Since you use someone elses name we can assume yours has no credibility, > >Bit like you then. Only a few months ago you were Hamish, then Pete, >the Lili's wearingem... weird huh? > >>that your "quotes" are doctored and deviate from the original in all >>important areas. Best ignored and the sender added to the kill file. > >Now, now. No need to get all shirty at Old Codger he's only doing his >best. We know he's probably pete the troll but who cares, who cares? >His information is good this time. > >I propose we judge people on what they poast from now on. That makes >you a real wanker Hamish!