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Offline Nicholas

Re: Barry George revisited.
« Reply #1110 on: April 08, 2020, 03:17:07 PM »
Empowering the Innocent (ETI)
@EmpowerInnocent
If not Robin Garbutt (and other alleged innocent victims of wrongful convictions) who? If not now, when?
@ccrcupdate

https://mobile.twitter.com/EmpowerInnocent/status/1220234272348557317

The above was in response to this:

Hanksoff03
@hanksoff03
22 Jan
Thank you @EmpowerInnocent for empowering Robin and many others. You know how much this means to http://RobinGarbuttOfficial.com having @PrivateEyeNews covering the case. Hope it helps Robin+so many others x https://twitter.com/EmpowerInnocent/status/1219989949623275525


It’s not ‘empowering’ it’s ‘gaslighting’
« Last Edit: April 08, 2020, 03:19:45 PM by Nicholas »
‘I legitimately think that the word “innocence” is enough for people - that’s their due diligence’ (Devon Tracey)

Offline Nicholas

Re: Barry George revisited.
« Reply #1111 on: April 08, 2020, 10:02:06 PM »
William Beck
@WullieBeck
Mar 3
Replying to
@YouCommon
@Michelle_Diskin
 and 3 others
You were never that deluded sheep were you ?
No you were a plant right from the start to try and discredit innocent claims.
You even went to great lengths by getting married to hide your real intent.
Still never seen any suicide note written by Simon yet.
How about evidence ?

https://mobile.twitter.com/WullieBeck/status/1234983214046822402

Empowering the Innocent (ETI)
@EmpowerInnocent
William Beck is an example to all wrongly convicted. He will never let it rest until justice is done. He has been fighting his wrongful conviction for over 35 years. This kind of peaceful protest/civil disobedience really does get cases in the public domain. #wrongfulconvictions

https://mobile.twitter.com/EmpowerInnocent/status/1168561573222395909
‘I legitimately think that the word “innocence” is enough for people - that’s their due diligence’ (Devon Tracey)

Offline Nicholas

Re: Barry George revisited.
« Reply #1112 on: April 09, 2020, 09:52:34 AM »
“Exploitation and objectification’ are also typical narcissistic traits

Empowering the Innocent (ETI)
@EmpowerInnocent
On International Women’s Day, I just want to say thank you to all the wives, partners, mothers, daughters, sisters and female friends who fight tirelessly for justice for wrongly accused, convicted &/or incarcerated innocent men & boys. Keep up the amazing and inspirational work.
10:13 am · 8 Mar 2020·Twitter for iPhone

https://mobile.twitter.com/EmpowerInnocent/status/1236595846063546369

Have not read Kevin Callans autobiography but according to this news article https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/tragedy-of-wrongly-jailed-dad-1156386
‘eight years after he cleared his name and was released from prison he has drunk himself to death‘

The above case is one of ‘a sample’ Dr Michael Naughton referred to in 2003 as ‘crimes that never happened’  in an article headed ‘Convicted for crimes that never happened’ with the byline,

Following last week's Annual Miscarriage of Justice Day Michael Naughton finds a new category of perverse jury verdicts where the innocent face jail for crimes which never occurred’
Full article here https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2003/oct/19/prisonsandprobation.ukcrime
(Report from the annual MOJ day here http://www.fitting-up.org.uk/mojday2report.htm)

Dr Naughton also cites the case of Jong Rhee. Jong Rhee was deported in 2015 to South Korea. According to a news article by David Powell,

‘he was escorted from HMP Gartree, a category B prison in Leicestershire, and flown back to his native country’

‘But a forensic expert alleged that there were flaws in the fire investigation and that Natalie, 25, died accidentally from smoke inhalation, according to reports in magazine Private Eye.

The expert, Dr Roger Berrett, of Forensic Access, alleged that another expert - an electrical engineer who is now dead - "leaned over backwards" to support the prosecution case, it states in the magazine's "Miscarriage of Justice" section.

While North Wales Police couldn't comment on the deportation, the Criminal Cases Review Commission said it had looked at Rhee's conviction repeatedly.

A CCRC spokesman said: "The commission has considered Mr Rhee's 1998 murder conviction on three separate occasions in 2000, 2004 and 2010.

"In spite of having looked into the case in great detail the commission has been unable to identify grounds upon which to refer Mr Rhee's conviction back the Court of Appeal.

"The commission has supplied detailed reasons for its decision in relation to each review in a document called a statement of reasons.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/man-who-killed-wife-house-5943452
(Bob Woffinden published an article on the Rhee case here https://www.theguardian.com/world/1999/may/04/law.theguardian here http://www.mojuk.org.uk/'Inside%20Out'/615.pdf under the header, ‘And An Expert Who Was No Expert At All’ & its one of a list of cases he wrote about in his book ‘the Nicholas cases’ https://insidetime.org/the-nicholas-cases-casualties-of-justice/)

Dr Michael Naughton states here https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2003/oct/19/prisonsandprobation.ukcrime

”Such cases continue to question the reliability of convictions based solely on expert forensic science evidence.

To make sense of convictions for crimes that never occurred, you need to consider the current climate of criminal justice in England and Wales.


But what if the crimes did occur?

Campbell Malone published an article in 2012 called, 

‘Where lies the truth in criminal defence cases?’

of the Callan case he stated, ‘They should perhaps turn to "Where Lies the Truth" by Michael O'Connell (Country Books), a considered analysis of two alarming cases in the United Kingdom. I should perhaps declare an interest in that the author, in his introduction, makes some very kind remarks about me relating to my client, the late Kevin Callan. Mr O'Connell makes the point that had capital punishment been in force when Kevin was convicted of a child murder it is more than likely that he would have been hung. As his book goes on to explore, it is of little comfort to be exonerated in the Court of Appeal posthumously. https://www.stephensons.co.uk/site/news_and_events/uptodatenews/where_lies_the_truth

Kevin Callan’s murder conviction was overturned in April 1995 he died in 2003

Heather Mills 1995 article in the Independent here https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/inmate-studied-his-way-to-freedom-1614515.html claimed Kevin Callan “had been convicted largely on the evidence of Dr Geoffrey Garrett”

Heather Mills also wrote about the Simon Hall case for Private Eye Magazine.

In a reproduced article here https://innocent.org.uk/2015/12/16/michael-brown/ by Sean O’Neill for the organisation INNOCENT, who have been challenging ‘miscarriages of justice’ since 1993 claimed,

A lorry driver who proved that he was innocent of a child’s murder by studying neurology in his prison cell was freed by the Appeal Court yesterday’

But Kevin Callan never proved he was ‘innocent’ and it’s disingenuous to suggest otherwise. Kevin Callans murder conviction was deemed ‘unsafe’ and ‘unsatisfactory’.

the article goes on,

“Mr Michael Mansfield, QC, for Mr Callan, said none of the expert witnesses at the original trial had expertise in neuropathology. He pointed out that the Appeal Court had initially refused Mr Callan a hearing because it said he was conducting “a trawl for experts”.

“Had it not been for the persistence of the applicant and his solicitor, at a later stage, this matter would not have taken this course,” Mr Mansfield said.

“Here is a cautionary tale for lawyers and the courts themselves to ensure that the expertise proffered to the jury is the proper one.”

Mr Campbell Malone, Mr Callan’s solicitor, said after the hearing that his client would seek compensation under the Home Office scheme for victims of miscarriage of justice.”


In another article by INNOCENT here https://innocent.org.uk/2016/02/03/obituary-kevin-john-callan-1958-2003/ interestingly the author states the Kevin Callan case

’caught the public imagination’

and

’In a foreword to the book, Michael Mansfield wrote:

“Kevin’s testament is also a monument. Before it is too late, let there be no more names inscribed in the hall of judicial infamy’, and he looked forward to the establishment of a national Forensic Science Institute, a properly financed and provisioned independent scientific facility. Of course, nothing has changed.


But what if it was all an illusion?

INNOCENT stated, ‘Amanda died on 15 April 1991, and Kevin was arrested the next day. Ignoring his protestations that he could not have harmed Amanda, the police constructed a case against him, even finding someone who claimed he had overheard Kevin in a police cell admit to shaking her.

‘Before he was released, Kevin’s sister Janice Davies, the most indefatigable of his supporters, helped to set up the organisation INNOCENT, to support Kevin and other wrongly convicted prisoners and their families. INNOCENT continues to flourish.


A comment at the foot of the article, by a Keith Callan claims, ’The Manchester evening news slaughtered Kevin!!!!!

INNOCENT was apparently founded at a meeting in Manchester Town Hall on 14 June 1993 https://innocent.org.uk/about/

Heather Mills stated in her 1995 article,
”A truck driver who spent every spare moment of his prison life studying the human brain to prove he had not killed his girlfriend's disabled child, walked free yesterday after the Court of Appeal cleared him of murder.

“Kevin Callan has spent the past four years in jail, convicted of shaking four-year-old Amanda Allman to death. In fact her fatal brain injuries were caused by falls - she suffered severe cerebral palsy.

“Formally clearing Mr Callan, Lord Justice Swinton Thomas, paid tribute to him and his solicitor, Campbell Malone, for their "tireless" research.


She went on to state, “Michael Mansfield QC, for Mr Callan, said that based on the pathologist's evidence, police arrested Mr Callan and subjected him to forceful and severe questioning. He said it was a "sad reflection" it took Mr Callan himself to seek out the expert witnesses who got to the truth, and "salutary".

In a 1996 essay called, ‘Systemic Injustice’ referring to the Callan case Michael Mansfield QC made claim,

Once again the system had failed to discern the injustice. The injustice was the inability to identify the right issues and the right expertise. What is even more worrying is that after Kevin Callan was convicted, the single judge originally refused leave to appeal, as well as legal aid, on the basis that this was a second bite of the same cherry.  http://banmarchive.org.uk/collections/soundings/02_135.pdf

But what if the ‘injustice’ was that Dr Garrett had been wrongly ‘marked as a pariah’ and was right all along?

The pathologist, Dr Geoffrey Garrett along with crime reporter Andrew Nott, wrote the book ‘Cause of Death: Memoirs of a home office pathologist’

He described how ‘on the afternoon of Tuesday, 16 April 1991” he was ‘called to the mortuary at Tameside hospital, Ashton-Upon-Lyne, and shown the body of a four-year-old girl.’

Dr Garrett concludes,

‘It would surely be difficult for a man who had killed a child to return to that youngster’s mother as a loving companion. It would take a person of remarkable callousness to act the innocent every hour of every day while looking into the eyes of a mother robbed by him of a lovely, though oh-so-vulnerable daughter. How could any remotely normal human being live with such a terrible burden?
By the same token, mothers have remarkable instincts when it comes to their offspring. The bond is so close as to sometimes appear almost supernatural. You would think that in such a situation one would be able to tell. Surely she would know!
Perhaps that also adds to the case for the defence. (According to Kevin Callan's account he was‘rejected by Mandy's mother’ )https://laybooks.com/detail.asp?b=15575
For his sake I hope Kevin John Callan’s conscience is clear.
Mine it.’


Worth reading the excerpts found here https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=yhieBAAAQBAJ&pg=PT125&lpg=PT125&dq=amanda+allman+death+head+injury&source=bl&ots=ub1N8DFrkl&sig=ACfU3U2Icvq1X4ftxPhRSAXAVleApf2OTw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiW4rDk79roAhVBZMAKHR1kAskQ6AEwAXoECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=amanda%20allman%20death%20head%20injury&f=false

Unfortunately Dr Geoffrey Garrett’s opening statements (At top of excerpt) have been cut short and all that can be read are,

“....... me within the forensic-pathology community. It was a statement that marked me as a pariah. It was also untrue.
Here if the proof.....”
« Last Edit: April 10, 2020, 02:04:28 PM by Nicholas »
‘I legitimately think that the word “innocence” is enough for people - that’s their due diligence’ (Devon Tracey)

Offline Nicholas

Re: Barry George revisited.
« Reply #1113 on: April 09, 2020, 02:59:42 PM »
Empowering the Innocent (ETI)
@EmpowerInnocent
William Beck is an example to all wrongly convicted. He will never let it rest until justice is done. He has been fighting his wrongful conviction for over 35 years. This kind of peaceful protest/civil disobedience really does get cases in the public domain. #wrongfulconvictions

https://mobile.twitter.com/EmpowerInnocent/status/1168561573222395909

Causation: Beyond the Official Miscarriage of Justice Iceberg

Abstract
There are two distinct approaches to unearthing the causes of miscarriages of justice in England and Wales. On the one hand, academic and practising lawyers have conducted collaborative researchers drawn from official data on the causes of miscarriages of justice as evidenced, primarily, by exceptional successful appeals, and listed the causes in strict accordance with the reasons given by the appeal courts, i.e. false confession, malicious allegation, police or prosecutorial ‘error’ or ‘misconduct’, and so on. On the other hand, researchers from a more critical sociological/criminological perspective have operated on a more theoretical plane of analysis and sought to attribute the causes of miscarriages of justice to forms of inequality and discrimination that lie at the heart of the structures of society. The former modes of analysis, premised on the judgements of the appeal courts, tend to attribute the causes of miscarriages of justice to errant individuals who are either criminal justice system personnel or members of the public who, for whatever reason, subvert the criminal justice process, which otherwise would not have caused a miscarriage of justice. Conversely, analyses that locate the causes of miscarriages of justice in the very structures of society attribute them to the normal exercise of criminal justice system power which targets certain sections of the population, along lines of social class, gender, ethnicity, age, and so on, failing, therefore, in the fundamental governmental requirement that all should be treated as equal before the law.
Naughton M. (2007) Causation: Beyond the Official Miscarriage of Justice Iceberg. In: Rethinking Miscarriages of Justice. Palgrave Macmillan, London pp 53-78


But where does ‘Innocence Fraud’ fit into the above and of those who ‘subvert’ it ?

On Miscarriages of justice Barrister Michael Cohen stated here https://www.independent.co.uk/money/spend-save/he-used-all-these-technical-terms-i-thought-he-knew-what-he-was-talking-about-grania-langdon-down-on-1593267.html

re ‘expert witnesses’

One of the biggest problems is that you can find somebody to say anything"
« Last Edit: April 10, 2020, 09:59:48 AM by Nicholas »
‘I legitimately think that the word “innocence” is enough for people - that’s their due diligence’ (Devon Tracey)

Offline Nicholas

Re: Barry George revisited.
« Reply #1114 on: April 09, 2020, 03:50:03 PM »
He knows she is in a vulnerable position

Without doubt Jane Metcalfe aka Hanksoff03 is being exploited and not only does she appear to be being groomed and conned by Robin Garbutt but also by William Beck, Dr Michael Naughton & Michelle Diskin Bates  *&^^&

Hanksoff03 Retweeted
William Beck
@WullieBeck
14h
Replying to
@Neil_Wilby
@hanksoff03
 and 2 others
I think you would do well to establish if Simon Hall did indeed confess to murder before taking his own life or not.
You do know his wife is implicit in attacking all who claim to be innocent under many anonymous names.
Is there a signed confession or suicide note ?

https://mobile.twitter.com/hanksoff03/with_replies

The above was ‘liked’ & retweeted by Jane Metcalfe (aka Hanksoff03) who appears clearly ‘delusional’ - quite possibly from the psychological abuse she is yet to be consciously aware she has been and is being subjected to. *&^^&

Hanksoff03
@hanksoff03
@ccrcupdate
 I pray 24/7 that this time http://RobinGarbutt.com will succeed+b referred.This time he must meet criteria4real poss test.Nothing left of [ censored word ] case/Motive gone/Theft gone/[ censored word ] time of death gone/Male DNA yet none of Rob`s/Scientist can`t put him with weapon or c.scene


If all those associated with Jane Metcalfe were genuine in their claims of standing against injustice they would have helped her view the Robin Garbutt case objectively.

Instead some also appear to be isolating and ‘warning’ her from anyone with a differing view or opinion
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‘I legitimately think that the word “innocence” is enough for people - that’s their due diligence’ (Devon Tracey)

Offline Nicholas

Re: Barry George revisited.
« Reply #1115 on: April 10, 2020, 10:59:34 AM »
Dr Dennis Eady was one of the few people from the ‘miscarriage of justice/wrongful conviction arena’ who chose to publish their quite apparent denial over the exposure of Simon Halls guilt in 2013

His article has since been removed from the Justice Gap website but reproduced for research purposes here
https://theerrorsthatplaguethemiscarriageofjusticemovement.home.blog/2019/07/16/keeping-perspective-continue-the-fight-for-miscarriages-of-justice-by-dr-dennis-eady-originally-published-by-jon-robins-of-the-justice-gap-6th-sept-2013/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Dennis Eadys article above shows how he supported his denial with attempts to rationalise it.

Rationalisation is the use of feeble but seemingly plausible arguments either to justify something that is difficult to accept or to make it seem ‘not so bad after all'.

There’s a whole series on self deception here https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/hide-and-seek/201203/self-deception-i-rationalization beginning with ‘rationalisation’

Dennis Eady may be ’A truly lovely, lovely gentleman’ as was said about solicitor Glyn Maddocks. If so he could be seen as an easy target by con artists.

Dennis Eadys 2009 thesis headed ‘MISCARRIAGES OF JUSTICE: The Uncertainty Principle’

states on pages 69 to 70 here https://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/54837/1/U585226.pdf

The people involved in this study who remain convicted have all been the focus of serious concern in legal, media and campaigning circles about the safety of their convictions. Their current situation in many ways mirrors the previous situation of those who have now been cleared. Most importantly from a research point of view their accounts raised relevant issues which often paralleled those given by exonerated victims and some professionals

“Miscarriages of justice research therefore has a role to play not just in analysing the past but in creating awareness of the current context and future possibilities. Qualitative research of this kind cannot establish statistical truths, but it may identify recurrent or significant patterns in social phenomena. It may also identify “multiple realities” which illustrate that ‘truth’ can take a very different shape when viewed from different angles.


One such ‘social phenomena’ being ‘innocence fraud’ and as John M Collins pointed out in 2015, albeit to an audience in the US;

“Exonerations are extremely serious”

“For our criminal justice system to go back and say that the decision of a judge or jury who decided to put a particular individual in prison [was wrong] . . . and suddenly say that the individual shouldn't be there - and is therefore free to return to life in the public - is very, very serious"


https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=ZEOwDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA270&lpg=PA270&dq=john+m+collins+Exonerations+are+extremely+serious&source=bl&ots=fhnAt8umPf&sig=ACfU3U2grQ61UBRDWRv_ykW5gyJOyaHSOQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi52JCL4d3oAhVNT8AKHYZhCDEQ6AEwBHoECAcQAQ#v=onepage&q=john%20m%20collins%20Exonerations%20are%20extremely%20serious&f=false

And as Steve T raised on another thread
It is odd that for such a high profile hit, (if that is what it was) nothing of note has come into the investigation in more than 2 decades. No changing loyalties, grasses/informants, plea bargains or rumour mill that these paramiltary organisations are famous for have so far come into play that we know of. We know most about how their heyday crimes went down due to one or more of these reasons.
It's why I can't completely discount Barry George but I just can't see it happening. Perhaps that is our truth is stranger than fiction moment...

I concluded from last years BBC1 documentary ‘The murder of Jill Dando’ that Barry George remains the prime suspect for police.

To date I’ve seen nothing to suggest his ‘innocence campaign’ was anything other than ‘smoke and mirrors’.

And the more I’ve witnessed of his sisters behaviour the more solid my position has become and the more convinced I am that Barry George murdered Jill Dando.
(https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0003w40/sign/the-murder-of-jill-dando)
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Offline Nicholas

Re: Barry George revisited.
« Reply #1116 on: April 10, 2020, 02:27:31 PM »

Incidentally Dr Gisli GudJonsson was used by the CCRC in the Barry George case https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2008/aug/03/jilldando.ukcrime, the Charlton/Ali case and the so called Cardiff Newsagent 3 case https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=WWg3DwAAQBAJ&pg=PT141&lpg=PT141&dq=dr+tunstall+confessional+evidence&source=bl&ots=wkuXI0l0FP&sig=ACfU3U3HN14lP3H1PP1y8VjYp0qLhNWYzA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwisgKfXz9LoAhUvQEEAHXydAGsQ6AEwAHoECAYQAQ#v=onepage&q=dr%20tunstall%20confessional%20evidence&f=false

Dr GudJonsson opinion of lIdris Ali’s ‘nature of vulnerability’ (As he refers to them) were ‘Borderline IQ, compliance & habitual lying’ - page 5 here https://commentary.canlii.org/w/canlii/2006CanLIIDocs133.pdf

Darren Halls read - ‘Personality disorder, compliance, impulsivity, poor self-esteem, habitual lying’

Paul Blackburn’s states, ‘Youth & fatigue’

Interestingly Andrew Evans, who confessed to murdering Judith Roberts is listed by Dr GudJonsson as having ‘memory problems, confabulation & false internalised belief”

But could Andrew Evans have committed innocence fraud?

According to the Guardian in 2000 he was reported to have received nearly one million pounds in compensation
https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2000/jun/09/jeevanvasagar
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Offline Nicholas

Re: Barry George revisited.
« Reply #1117 on: April 13, 2020, 10:24:03 PM »
‘This is the pilot episode of a podcast about the work of the Innocence Project London, part of the global innocence movement. It aims to provide an honest account of how difficult this work is and why it matters, both to reform of the Criminal Justice System as well as in providing experiential learning to law and criminology students at the UoG

https://innocenceprojectlondon.transistor.fm/

The Innocence Project London was established in 2010 and is based at the University of Greenwich. It is a pro-bono project. The project investigates alleged wrongful convictions of individuals who have maintained their innocence and have already exhausted the appeals process.
« Last Edit: April 15, 2020, 08:35:43 PM by Nicholas »
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Offline Nicholas

Re: Barry George revisited.
« Reply #1118 on: April 15, 2020, 05:03:44 PM »
Empowering the Innocent (ETI)
@EmpowerInnocent
Apr 14
We need to know how many people in prison, both prisoners and prison staff, have: 1. Contracted coronavirus; 2. Died of coronavirus; and, 3. Recovered from coronavirus. We have a democratic right to this data and to know what is being done about it. Why will they not tell us?

Empowering the Innocent (ETI)
@EmpowerInnocent
9h
This data & the data on deaths of prisoners & staff from coronavirus strengthens & adds to the fears about coronavirus in prisons. Those who have a duty of care to protect against such foreseeable & avoidable deaths, & those that will surely follow, need to be held to account.


Could this be why he was requesting it maybe?

He has 377 Followers (many of whom appear vulnerable)  and is Following 21

Empowering the Innocent (ETI)
@EmpowerInnocent
Prisons cannot cope at the best of times & are totally unequipped to protect prisoners or staff from contracting &/or dying from coronavirus. There has been sufficient time for those in authority to act but they have chosen not to. Can anything be done to prevent the inevitable?

Empowering the Innocent (ETI)
@EmpowerInnocent
I am at a total loss to know what to say or do. It has become increasingly evident that the lives of prisoners & prison staff do not matter & the democratic process for trying to get government to fulfil its duty & protect against the deleterious impacts of coronavirus is a myth.

« Last Edit: April 16, 2020, 09:07:43 PM by Nicholas »
‘I legitimately think that the word “innocence” is enough for people - that’s their due diligence’ (Devon Tracey)

Offline Nicholas

Re: Barry George revisited.
« Reply #1119 on: April 16, 2020, 01:39:11 PM »
Empowering the Innocent (ETI)
@EmpowerInnocent
Apr 14
We need to know how many people in prison, both prisoners and prison staff, have: 1. Contracted coronavirus; 2. Died of coronavirus; and, 3. Recovered from coronavirus. We have a democratic right to this data and to know what is being done about it. Why will they not tell us?

Empowering the Innocent (ETI)
@EmpowerInnocent
9h
This data & the data on deaths of prisoners & staff from coronavirus strengthens & adds to the fears about coronavirus in prisons. Those who have a duty of care to protect against such foreseeable & avoidable deaths, & those that will surely follow, need to be held to account.


Could this be why he was requesting it maybe?

He has 377 Followers (many of whom appear vulnerable)  and is Following 21

Empowering the Innocent (ETI)
@EmpowerInnocent
Prisons cannot cope at the best of times & are totally unequipped to protect prisoners or staff from contracting &/or dying from coronavirus. There has been sufficient time for those in authority to act but they have chosen not to. Can anything be done to prevent the inevitable?


@hanksoff03
I worry way more about peoples fears, racked up by scaremongering coverage, than the virus itself - We need and deserve them to back off+give hope from the fear they have induced :,(
‘I legitimately think that the word “innocence” is enough for people - that’s their due diligence’ (Devon Tracey)

Offline Nicholas

Re: Barry George revisited.
« Reply #1120 on: April 16, 2020, 03:06:00 PM »
Mick Geen
@J4BenGeen
Such valuable work for the wrongly convicted-
@Madocwales
 has spent more than 30yrs representing individuals who have suffered miscarriages of justice-Next month & in recognition of his work in this field Glyn Maddox will be made an honorary Queen’s Counsel.

Glyn Maddocks:

“In every other walk of life, if something goes wrong an independent inquiry looks into failures and errors - the criminal justice system doesn’t”

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/glyn-maddox-criminal-justice-wont-face-up-to-miscarriages-dj2v7gz2w

A bio for Mark McDonald’s is here https://www.mansfieldchambers.co.uk/mark-mcdonald/

Mr McDonald appears to have claimed as having once worked in a hospital accident and emergency department

If anyone finds anything to support this assertion pls post proof

McDonald has represented Ben Geen on a pro bono basis for ten years. I asked him about the ‘smoking gun’. Before MacDonald became a lawyer he used to work in A&E. ‘I used to walk backwards and forwards with a load of rubbish in my pockets, including syringes.’ What about the discharging of the syringe? ‘It could be that he just knew he shouldn’t have been carrying it,’ he says.
https://bylinetimes.com/2019/03/13/the-justice-trap-murder-by-numbers/

2020
Has anyone at the CCRC got the time, please?’ reads the header of an article written by Dr Michael Naughton, published today on (honorary Dr) Jon Robins Justice Gap website here https://www.thejusticegap.com/has-anyone-at-the-ccrc-got-the-time-please/

Jon Robins appears to have been awarded his honorary doctorate for his book ‘guilty until proven innocent’?

The book makes the same claims as his byline times article re Mark McDonald working in A&E?

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=ql5TDwAAQBAJ&pg=PT166&lpg=PT166&dq=guilty+until+proven+innocent+jon+robins+mark+mcdonald&source=bl&ots=Zw21w5beKL&sig=ACfU3U0EZ1GJ8vuIiJhEZt4KtfsgtyE7CQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjB5JCfj-3oAhWfSRUIHSgJAOAQ6AEwAnoECAgQAQ#v=onepage&q=guilty%20until%20proven%20innocent%20jon%20robins%20mark%20mcdonald&f=false

Kim Evans Stainsby FRSA
@SistahInLaw
Please join me in congratulating
@JusticeGap
 Dr. Jon Robins who has been awarded a PhD in Miscarriages of Justice (since 1997). An important voice in an oftentimes lonely discussion.

Stephen Case
@SteveCaseCrim
Excellent Phd
@JusticeGap. A real pleasure to read, examine and pass!


How can someone be awarded an ‘honorary doctorate‘ based on a book about ‘miscarriages of justice’ if and unless they are proven factually innocent and not cases of innocence fraud?

And did the person who examined and passed his work investigate what he’d written or was it passed off on belief?

‘Kim Evans Stainsby FRSA’ tweet received 130 likes & 31 retweets

Kim Evans ‘is one of The Justice Gap's Commissioning Editors

‘As soon as she turned eighteen, however, Kim applied to become a police officer - it was what she had always wanted to do. After police training college at Hendon, Kim was posted to Dalston Police Station, in Hackney, as a Women Police Constable (WPC).

https://hclc.org.uk/2014/10/meet-the-hclc-supporter-kim-evans-from-the-justice-gap/
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Re: Barry George revisited.
« Reply #1121 on: April 17, 2020, 10:07:37 AM »
National Training Conference on Investigating Miscarriages of Justice 2018
Organised by the School of Law at The University of Manchester, sponsored by Clyde & Co. and LexisNexis.
The 2018 National Training Conference for students in pro bono innocence projects, Miscarriages of Justice Review Centres, and independent case investigators will take place at the University of Manchester on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 February. The students and other investigators give their own time to help with cases of people who claim to be innocent of crimes of which they have been convicted, and who cannot afford to pay lawyers to review their cases. This Conference gives them unique opportunities to hear and meet some of the UK’s leading experts who can help them find out what might have gone wrong in police investigations and prosecutions, and what evidence can be found to support claims of innocence.
We are delighted to have a major contribution from the Criminal Cases Review Commission, an independent body which has the powers to obtain the fresh evidence needed to overturn wrongful convictions, and to refer cases to the Court of Appeal. The CCRC will explain in detail how it carries out its work and lead workshops for participants.
Experts giving presetations and leading discussions include:
Professor Allan Jamieson, Director of the Forensic Institute in Scotland. Allan is often called to give expert evidence about DNA in the UK and the USA. His evidence was of key importance in the Omagh bombing trial.
Andy Townsend of Footprint Investigations, leading experts on the analysis of phone call data which pinpoints where users are located.
Eric Allison, prisons correspondent of the Guardian who writes on miscarriage of justice cases.
Neil Smith, perhaps the UK’s foremost expert on using the internet to trace people and find information about them.
We will debate and explore the problem of joint enterprise prosecutions, in which innocent people are convicted just because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time, with:
Felicity Gerry QC, who contributed to rectifying the highly controversial law on joint criminal enterprise in the UK Supreme Court case of Jogee. She continues to work on joint enterprise cases and campaign for changes in the law on accessory liability. Felicity will speak via a video link from Australia;
Dwaine George who was himself wrongly convicted in a joint enterprise murder case. His conviction was overturned with the help of Cardiff Innocence Project. He now studies law at Manchester Metropolitan University.
The chaotic state of the disclosure system, responsible for many wrongful convictions because evidence gathered by the police which would help suspects is not passed on to them, will be explored through recent high profile cases, including those of Defence barrister Julia Smart from Furnival Chambers will be present to explain what happened when Liam Allan nearly went to prison for rape that he did not commit and was saved from this fate when undisclosed evidence was found.
Danny Kay, whose rape conviction was recently overturned thanks to the work of barrister Philip Rule who discovered important undisclosed material.
Philip Rule was called to the bar in 2001 and is a barrister at No 5 Chambers. Philip is renowned for his work in public law, civil liberties and human rights and was named Legal Aid Barrister of the year in 2017. He was recently involved in Danny Kay’s case discovering important evidence that overturned his conviction.
Mark Newby, solicitor advocate, possibly the UK's foremost criminal appeal lawyer and a long term active supporter of innocence projects MJRCs, will talk about his recent successes and the technicalities of putting together an appeal case. Andrew Green, is the Director of the Miscarriages of Justice Review Centre at the University of Sheffield. Andrew also runs INNOCENT and has a long history of working with the families and victims of Miscarriages of Justice.
Hannah Quirk, has worked at the University of Manchester since 2005. Her research interests in are mainly in criminal justice and criminal evidence. Hannah worked as Senior Researcher at the Legal Services Research Centre (the research unit of the Legal Services Commission), and as a Case Review Manager at the Criminal Cases Review Commission, investigating claims of wrongful conviction and sentence. Hannah also spent six months on a research sabbatical at the Innocence Project New Orleans. Finally, students, experts, leading lawyers and MPs will come together to discuss how to take forward the campaign to eradicate the scourge of miscarriage of justice.
Mark George QC, head of Garden Court North Chambers, who represented families at the Hillsborough, who will help students, as he has for many years, to understand cases make progress with them.
Brigid Baillie, is a defence advocate at Garden Court North Chambers, experienced in the most serious types of criminal cases and appeals including murder, serious sexual offences (such as paedophile rings and historical sex allegations), drug importation and terrorism. Brigid has a particular interest in vulnerable defendants and those with mental health conditions and is skilled at dealing sensitively with demanding clients in those circumstances.
Michael O’ Brien, spent eleven years in prison for a crime he didn't commit - the so-called Cardiff Newsagent Murder. Since having his conviction quashed in December 1999, Michael has worked tirelessly to ensure that those falsely convicted of crimes are exonerated.
Sarah McGill, headed the Cardiff Innocence Project student team responsible for the 2010 casework that led to Dwaine George’s conviction being quashed R v George 2014 EWCA Crim 2507. Sarah joined 15 Winkley Square Chambers in 2016 having been Called to the Bar as a transferring duty qualified Solicitor-Advocate. She routinely appears in serious cases covering the criminal and regulatory spectrum, including multi-handed prosecutions and those involving complicated expert evidence.
Danielle Manson is a barrister at 25 Bedford Row and was part of the Innocence Project at The University of Sheffield. She has been a clerk at Doughty St Chambers and worked at Justice.
Nazir Afsal was the Chief Crown Prosecutor of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) for North West England from 2011 to 2015. He was the first Muslim to be appointed to such a position and was Britain's most senior Muslim lawyer within the CPS of Manchester. . Nazir was also the prosecutor who reopened the sex trafficking gang case in Rochdale which saw nine men jailed in 2012. He is Honorary Lecturer in law.
Dr Dennis Eady, works as Case Consultant to the Innocence Project at Cardiff University Law School and has been an active campaigner on miscarriage of justice issues for 20 years with South Wales against Wrongful Conviction (formerly South Wales Liberty). He has many years of experience on the topic of miscarriages of justice including the appeal process, particularly the CCRC and applications to them.
Professor Julie Price, heads the Cardiff Law School Pro Bono “Law in the Real World” schemes, including the Cardiff Law School Innocence Project, teaming law students with local criminal law practitioners to look at cases involving possible miscarriages of justice.
Henry Thompson, is the father of James Thompson. Battered, bloodied and concussed James ended up in prison. He is now serving a life sentence for murder, a crime he did not commit. He was a victim of assault. Students at the University of Manchester are now working with the family to get this case back to the Court of Appeal.
Finally students, experts, leading lawyers and MPs will come together to discuss how to take forward the campaign to eradicate the scourge of miscarriage of justice.
Book tickets for the conference via Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/national-training-conference-on-investigating-miscarriages-of-justice-2018-the-school-of-law-at-the-tickets-4204623441

How many out of 10 will Bamber's attempts be rated https://mobile.twitter.com/MarkNewbyqsj/status/1193181306496135169

Only 3 people ‘liked’ his tweet including a Danielle Manson https://www.gardencourtchambers.co.uk/barristers/danielle-manson.

Whilst studying law at university, Danielle also managed the Innocence Project; working on a range of criminal appeals and applications to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (‘CCRC’). In recognition of her commitment to the project, she was nominated for the Chancellor’s Medal upon graduation and continues to sit on the CCRC’s Stakeholder Forum as an established practitioner.

Wonder how many chancers Ms Manson came into contact with during her studies?

Danielle Manson
@daniellejmanson
Mar 23
2 Crown Court hearings tomorrow where I am required in person. Today I’ve developed a 38.1 temp & other symptoms. Shout out to my clerks & solicitor for categorically telling me to stay home! Makes difficult decisions a lot easier given
@MoJGovUK & @HMCTSgovuk reckless position!

Andrew Green
@agreenanarchist
Mar 23
Take good care of yourself, Danielle. Courts can look after themselves. We need fighters against injustice to be fit and well!

https://mobile.twitter.com/agreenanarchist/status/1242066832904855553
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Re: Barry George revisited.
« Reply #1122 on: April 19, 2020, 08:17:33 AM »
Updated
WHO DIDN’T KILL JILL DANDO 1st April 2020 courtesy of Andrew Rigsby

Excerpts:
“We are now close to the 21st anniversary of the murder of journalist Jill Dando in April 2019.(sic) The lead Metropolitan Police investigator at the time, Detective Chief Inspector Hamish Campbell still believes that no new evidence will ever be found. He and his team are accused of, “not having the faintest idea”, who killed Jill Dando. Barry George, the “local nutter”, was set up. Nothing could be further from the truth.

“I would also advise you to read Michelle Diskin Bates book, Stand Against Injustice. Michelle is Barry George’s sister. It is an interesting and moving story. Michelle Diskin Bates has gone on to become a standard bearer for miscarriages of justice. We don’t need her to misdirect justice, however. Her credibility has recently taken a U turn; she has taken on the “plight” of the mass murderer Jeremy Bamber. She is now a respected “patron” and part of his naďve campaign team. Jeremy Bamber was convicted in 1986 for shooting to death his mother, father, sister and his two 6 year old nephews. Initially an inquest concluded it was his sister, Sheila Caffell who carried out the murders; Bamber had successfully made it look like a murder suicide. He fooled enough people initially but was eventually caught out. Hugely frustrated he has always insisted on his innocence.

If you don’t closely study the circumstances you would feel sorry for this suave, articulate and very convincing psychopath. Michelle has been drawn in, perhaps a little intoxicated with her well founded reputation. She has accepted the part without reading the script. That is surely dangerous ground. Please see my blog – Murders at Whitehouse Farm.

A lot of people supported Barry George and continue to do so, believing he is innocent. Additionally some on side writers and journalists have set out to dismantle the case and circumstantial evidence that was built against him. Their efforts are impressive because it’s a big task.

http://gunfire-graffiti.co.uk/who-didnt-kill-jill-dando/
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Re: Barry George revisited.
« Reply #1123 on: April 19, 2020, 08:54:21 AM »
Empowering the Innocent (ETI)
@EmpowerInnocent
Apr 14
We need to know how many people in prison, both prisoners and prison staff, have: 1. Contracted coronavirus; 2. Died of coronavirus; and, 3. Recovered from coronavirus. We have a democratic right to this data and to know what is being done about it. Why will they not tell us?

Empowering the Innocent (ETI)
@EmpowerInnocent
9h
This data & the data on deaths of prisoners & staff from coronavirus strengthens & adds to the fears about coronavirus in prisons. Those who have a duty of care to protect against such foreseeable & avoidable deaths, & those that will surely follow, need to be held to account.


Could this be why he was requesting it maybe?

He has 377 Followers (many of whom appear vulnerable)  and is Following 21

Empowering the Innocent (ETI)
@EmpowerInnocent
Prisons cannot cope at the best of times & are totally unequipped to protect prisoners or staff from contracting &/or dying from coronavirus. There has been sufficient time for those in authority to act but they have chosen not to. Can anything be done to prevent the inevitable?

Empowering the Innocent (ETI)
@EmpowerInnocent
I am at a total loss to know what to say or do. It has become increasingly evident that the lives of prisoners & prison staff do not matter & the democratic process for trying to get government to fulfil its duty & protect against the deleterious impacts of coronavirus is a myth.


Empowering the Innocent (ETI)
@EmpowerInnocent
Lancashire police officers caught on camera saying that he will “make something up”!ETI is well aware of such behaviour and advises that any and all interactions with the police should be filmed to protect against being convicted for something that you didn’t do or didn’t say.
https://mobile.twitter.com/EmpowerInnocent/status/1251759106614013953


David Allen Green
@davidallengreen
"I will make something up...who are they going to believe, me or you?"
A thread about the
@LancsPolice
 incident
6:59 pm · 18 Apr 2020·TweetDeck

https://mobile.twitter.com/davidallengreen/status/1251571059494719490

Hanksoff03 Retweeted
Empowering the Innocent (ETI)
@EmpowerInnocent
Lancashire police officers caught on camera saying that he will “make something up”!ETI is well aware of such behaviour and advises that any and all interactions with the police should be filmed to protect against being convicted for something that you didn’t do or didn’t say.

Hanksoff03 Retweeted
Hanksoff03
@hanksoff03
On the 19/4/11 http://RobinGarbutt.com was wrongfully convicted of the murder of his beloved wife Diana who was killed during a bungled robbery-18/4/06 was the day Ben Geen @J4BenGeen was wrongfully convicted. Both factual claims of innocence... How many more since+between?:,(
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Offline Nicholas

Re: Barry George revisited.
« Reply #1124 on: April 19, 2020, 02:01:28 PM »
Hannah Quirk, has worked at the University of Manchester since 2005. Her research interests in are mainly in criminal justice and criminal evidence. Hannah worked as Senior Researcher at the Legal Services Research Centre (the research unit of the Legal Services Commission), and as a Case Review Manager at the Criminal Cases Review Commission, investigating claims of wrongful conviction and sentence. Hannah also spent six months on a research sabbatical at the Innocence Project New Orleans. Finally, students, experts, leading lawyers and MPs will come together to discuss how to take forward the campaign to eradicate the scourge of miscarriage of justice.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/national-training-conference-on-investigating-miscarriages-of-justice-2018-the-school-of-law-at-the-tickets-42046234419

Today

Dr Hannah Quirk
@HannahQuirk1
With great power comes great responsibility...

https://mobile.twitter.com/HannahQuirk1/status/1251847441818714118

Quoting from Spider-Man (or Voltaire)

Dr Hannah Quirk appointed Inner Temple Academic Fellow
Dr Quirk, Reader in Criminal Law at The Dickson Poon School of Law, has been selected to take up this prestigious three-year role.
The Inner Temple is one of the four membership associations for barristers, providing legal training, resources and regulation to support them in their careers.   
Their Academic Fellows Scheme aims to recognise the outstanding contribution of legal teaching and research of early to mid-career academics. It also aims to support their research and build a stronger relationship between the Bar, judiciary and legal academia.
Speaking on her appointment, Dr Quirk said: “It’s a huge honour to be appointed Academic Fellow at the Inner Temple. I plan to use the Fellowship to further strengthen the links between King’s and legal practice, finding out, and working closely with, criminal barristers on some of the pressing issues of the day.
“I will also be using the excellent Inner Temple library to update my research on silence and disclosure as well as complete my book on miscarriages of justice. I am really looking forward to it.”
https://www.kcl.ac.uk/news/dr-hannah-quirk-appointed-inner-temple-academic-fellow

She’s also a trustee on the sentencing council https://www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk/
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