Recent Events And Police Anger At Racist 'Jibes'

Chris Hobbs | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK
Chris Hobbs

Anger was the overriding emotion on social media as news came through regarding the death of Rashan Charles following a car and foot chase and his app...

The CPS Decision Doesn't Prove The Tories 'Did Nothing Wrong', It Proves Our Electoral Law Is Broken

Alexandra Runswick | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Politics
Alexandra Runswick

Contrary to Theresa May's assertion that this proves that her party 'did nothing wrong' it more aptly demonstrates how urgently our electoral laws need reform.

London Commuter Cleared Of Virtually Impossible Sex Assault On Famous Actress

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK

A London commuter has been cleared of sexually assaulting an "award winning" actress at a busy train station after a jury threw out claims the crime t...

Ten Instant Myths Created by the Press About 'The Sun' and Corruption

Professor Brian Cathcart | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK
Professor Brian Cathcart

MYTH 5. The CPS is engaged in a witch-hunt against journalists. The facts. Normal procedures were followed and those procedures are designed to protect defendants from unfair prosecution. The CPS, an independent body, followed published guidelines in deciding that the evidence was sufficient to put before a jury.

There Are Shades Of Grey in Consent Too

Lucy Unwin | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Unwin

Perhaps we owe it to these teenagers to talk more openly and honestly about those many shades of grey they're discovering in sex, and how to bridge the difficult and confusing gap between their own desires and the clear-cut, oh-so-simple version of consent they're being presented.

Fried Clitoris at the FGM Café

Felicity Gerry | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK
Felicity Gerry

The campaigners have led the way where Governments have feared to tread. Efua's legacy ought to be a world without FGM and I am proud that women barristers are helping her to achieve this. What can you do? Talk about vaginas. I did - on a global scale.

Men Falsely Accused of Rape Also Deserve Justice

Bob Morgan | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Bob Morgan

More needs to be done to protect women who are victims of such crimes and the criminal justice system needs to get better at it. I think all this is true - but I don't think that that injustice means it is right to deny men justice when they suffer imprisonment and disgrace for something they did not do.

Freddie Starr, Victim of a Great British Injustice

Justin Huggler | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK
Justin Huggler

first denied the accusations against him a year and a half ago, mouthing at the empty air, it was hard to escape the feeling that what we were witnessing was a grotesque failure of British justice.

Freddie Starr Will Not Be Charged With Sex Offences

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK

Freddie Starr will not face charges over alleged sexual offences, prosecutors have confirmed. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced on Tues...

Justice! Charges Dropped Against 'The Iceland Three'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK

Three men accused of stealing food from the bins of a supermarket will no longer face charges. The u-turn by the Crown Prosecution Service came aft...

More Needs to Be Done to Tackle Domestic Violence

Dan Jarvis | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Jarvis

Last year, 1.2 million women and 800,000 men reported domestic abuse, up 10% in the past three years. In the same time frame, the number of cases the police referred to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) fell by 13%. In essence, fewer perpetrators were stopped and more victims remain at risk.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Curb Benefit Tourism. Even If It Doesn't Really Exist.

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday 27 November 2013... 1) CURB BENEFIT TOURISM. EVEN IF IT DOESN'T REALLY EXIST Every serious study I...

The Best Rape Prevention: Tell Men to Stop Raping

Louise Pennington | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Pennington

We need to do more and we need to start with more anti-rape campaigns which put the focus on the perpetrator rather than that victim

First Journalist Charged With Computer Hacking

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK

A journalist is to become the first person to be charged as part of a national inquiry into allegations of computer hacking and other privacy breaches...

LOOK: Government Reveals Potential Jail Sentences

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Comedy

Keir Starmer QC, the Director of Public Prosecutions, has revealed that the worst benefit cheats will now be jailed for up to 10 years. But look what ...

'Predatory' Comments Barrister Barred From Sex Offence Cases

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK

Prosecutor Robert Colover, the barrister who labelled a 13-year-old sex attack victim as "predatory", is to be barred from sexual offence cases while ...

CPS Publishes Full and Final Social Media Prosecution Guidelines

Brian John Spencer | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Tech
Brian John Spencer

Social media users beware: you cannot tweet with impunity. Social media has made publishing vastly easier, but it has not made publishing responsibility free. And while the law was caught sleeping, it is now clear: the criminal and civil can come after you and hold you to account. Ignorance is no defense. So take note.

Woolwich Murder Suspect Appears In Court

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK

One of the men arrested in connection with the killing of drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich has appeared in court charged with his murder. Michael Ade...

Andrew Mitchell To Sue The Sun Over Plebgate Row

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK

Fallout from the "Plebgate" row has intensified, with ex-cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell taking legal action against The Sun newspaper, which first b...

Could There Be A 'Plebgate' Prosecution?

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK

A file of evidence linked to the investigation into the "Plebgate" row has been passed to prosecutors, Scotland Yard said. The information was give...

'Too Sensitive About Causing Offence'

PA | Posted 21.03.2013 | UK

Tragic cases like the deaths of Fiona Pilkington and her daughter could be repeated because police officers are too embarrassed to ask victims of crim...

Dispelling Rape Myths

Sarah Lothian | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Lothian

The report couldn't have been clearer. So-called 'false allegations' of rape are 'very rare', according to Keir Starmer QC, the director of public pro...

'Damaging Myths' About False Rape Accusations Harming Real Victims

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK

Rape victims are being punished because of "damaging myths" about false rape and domestic violence allegations - which are much less common than previ...

Social Media and the Law: Know Where You Stand

Brian John Spencer | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Tech
Brian John Spencer

Real time social media communications have utterly flattened and revolutionized the ways of the world. But with this incredible good has come a large measure of bad. The anonymous internet troll is now ubiquitous, the keyboard warrior is part of the daily rhythm and the anti-social social media user is common place.

'I Chase Him. I Bite Him. Bad Man. He Tasty': Dog's Witness Statement Lands Police In Hot Water

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK

West Midlands Police is being investigated after jokingly filling out a witness statement in the name of a force dog and signing it with a paw print. ...