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Arresting Protestors.

Re: Arresting Protestors.

Postby dls » Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:48 pm

When I have seen this reported locally (Look North), the BBC made real attempts to get the other side of this story - why Sheffield Council think this needs to be done. consistently they failed to climb above 'We rule; we know best; stuff the rest'
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Re: Arresting Protestors.

Postby Hairyloon » Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:01 pm

dls wrote:When I have seen this reported locally (Look North), the BBC made real attempts to get the other side of this story - why Sheffield Council think this needs to be done. consistently they failed to climb above 'We rule; we know best; stuff the rest'

In stark contrast to the Government. Where is Will when you need him?

ETA: They tried and failed to have a judicial review: https://www.judiciary.gov.uk/wp-content ... dgment.pdf
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Re: Arresting Protestors.

Postby atticus » Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:15 pm

Who is Will?
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Re: Arresting Protestors.

Postby Hairyloon » Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:01 pm

atticus wrote:Who is Will?

Will, of The People.
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Re: Arresting Protestors.

Postby Hairyloon » Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:04 pm

We appreciate that some people have strong views, but street tree replacement programme has been endorsed by the courts, and it is very disappointing that this disruption of lawful highway work is continuing. This delay and disruption is likely to cost the council taxpayers of Sheffield a significant amount of money.


http://www.thestar.co.uk/our-towns-and- ... -1-8377339

I assume that he is referring to the failed court action. I think that is a fair step away from a claim that the felling has "been endorsed by the courts".
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Re: Arresting Protestors.

Postby atticus » Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:07 pm

Hairyloon wrote:Will, of The People.

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Re: Arresting Protestors.

Postby Hairyloon » Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:03 pm

They went for a charge of "hindering a worker from using his tools". I can't see that they were hindering the use of the tools when they were stood 20' away.
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Re: Arresting Protestors.

Postby atticus » Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:26 pm

They might have unplugged it.
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Re: Arresting Protestors.

Postby shootist » Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:26 pm

Hairyloon wrote:They went for a charge of "hindering a worker from using his tools". I can't see that they were hindering the use of the tools when they were stood 20' away.


Health and safety. Too close to the tree and someone might get hurt so the workers can't work. It would have been different if the tree had ID on it.
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Re: Arresting Protestors.

Postby Hairyloon » Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:32 pm

shootist wrote:
Hairyloon wrote:They went for a charge of "hindering a worker from using his tools". I can't see that they were hindering the use of the tools when they were stood 20' away.


Health and safety. Too close to the tree and someone might get hurt so the workers can't work.

True, but that is not actually hindering the use of the tool.
It would have been different if the tree had ID on it.

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atticus wrote:They might have unplugged it.

Corded power tools up a tree are generally not a clever idea.
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