Now Extinction Rebellion hand gluers have been acquitted too!
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With obvious similarities to The Colston Four.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-59996870
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#2
Apparently people can do whatever the fuck they want now as long as they are doing it for what they view as the right reasons. I get the Colston four, but this takes the piss.
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#3
So much for the Colston Four verdict having absolutely no influence on future verdicts.
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(01-14-2022, 05:25 PM)Squid Wrote: So much for the Colston Four verdict having absolutely no influence on future verdicts.

There is a big difference between a legal precedent that binds a court (which Colston Four doesn't) or whether a case might have similar features but must be viewed on its own facts by the jury.  I don't read this case as necessarily being the same and much would depend upon the prosection and defence cases.
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(01-14-2022, 05:25 PM)Squid Wrote: So much for the Colston Four verdict having absolutely no influence on future verdicts.

we were told quite emphatically that the Colston verdict had definitely not set a precedent.
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(01-14-2022, 05:33 PM)Sotv Wrote:
(01-14-2022, 05:25 PM)Squid Wrote: So much for the Colston Four verdict having absolutely no influence on future verdicts.

we were told quite emphatically that the Colston verdict had definitely not set a precedent.

It hasn't and can't in law.
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(01-14-2022, 05:33 PM)Sotv Wrote:
(01-14-2022, 05:25 PM)Squid Wrote: So much for the Colston Four verdict having absolutely no influence on future verdicts.

we were told quite emphatically that the Colston verdict had definitely not set a precedent.

It hasn't set a legal precedent. What it has set is the way it will have affected some jurors in the future because they will now go in with the impression that certain reasons validate returning not guilty verdicts.
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#8
There's no connection. Unless you choose to see one.
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(01-14-2022, 05:33 PM)Sotv Wrote:
(01-14-2022, 05:25 PM)Squid Wrote: So much for the Colston Four verdict having absolutely no influence on future verdicts.

we were told quite emphatically that the Colston verdict had definitely not set a precedent.

It categorically has not and can not. Juries do not set legal precedent.
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#10
What is interesting is that a jury will probably comprise folk like Sausage (I'd suspect the majority if this Bored is anything to go by) who would be set against the defendents. So there must have been some persuasive work by the defence.
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