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Father of three successfully sues police for false imprisonment

Father of three successfully sues police for false imprisonment

A man has successfully managed to sue the police for wrongful arrest after they broke his fingers, and dragged him out of his car for driving too slowly past an airport. Father-of-three Andrew Sinclair, 47, was apprehended by officers and detained in cells for the crime of driving away from an airport terminal at a speed that was deemed too[Read More…]

Zimmerman’s lawyers wants to ban the word ‘racist’

Zimmerman’s lawyers wants to ban the word ‘racist’

Lawyers acting on behalf of George Zimmerman who infamously killed Trayvon Martin in an unprovoked attack, have filed a motion to ban words like ‘racist’ and ‘Vigilante’ from the courtroom. Zimmerman is currently on trial for the murder of Martin, after he followed him home based upon the premise that he looked “suspicious”. Martin is African-American and had been on[Read More…]

Jimmy Tarbuck

Jimmy Tarbuck case highlights concerns over secret arrests

From the people that brought you secret courts…please welcome to the stage..secret arrests. Sounds like the header for a bad comedy doesn’t it? But this latest scandal over Jimmy Tarbuck has proved to be no laughing matter. Less than a week after UK MPs effectively voted away the right to fair trial in Britain by paving the way for secret[Read More…]

Secret court hits headlines after raiding family assets

Secret court hits headlines after raiding family assets

Secret courts have carried out raids on the homes of British people all over the UK whilst seizing family assets it has been revealed. The Court of Protection is currently in control of £2 billion worth of assets belonging to thousands of elderly and vulnerable people in the country. The interest rate – currently much less than they would receive[Read More…]

“Kids for cash” judge jailed prison bribes

“Kids for cash” judge jailed prison bribes

  A US judge has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for taking bribes from a prison developer after years of sending young teenagers to jail for minor crimes. In a bitter twist of irony, former Pennsylvania judge Mark Ciavarella Jr. was jailed and ordered to pay nearly $1.2 million for his part in a “kids for cash scheme”.[Read More…]