The Net Closes
[From a British supporter who can't be named because...well, read on and you'll see why he can't be named.)
The prosecution of the H2 was the first time in UK legal history. It also marked the UK extending its legal jurisdiction over the USA with the successful extradition of the H2 from California for committing speech crimes protected by the First Amendment - a curious reversal of the usual state of affairs between the two countries where the US is normally totally dominant.
The jury at Simon Sheppard's trial were given the impression by the judge that it was just another race trial, but the Jewish Chronicle boasted of the change in interpretation of the law immediately after the conviction of the H2. This change was brought about without any change of UK legislation, but probably through PC/Marxist judges use of the EU Human Rights Act, which came into force in 2000, to impose their own agenda.
Christopher Booker in the Sunday Telegraph has stressed that although the British media have been criticising judges for imposing legal injunctions and super injunctions to protect the "rights to privacy" of footballers and politicians - the main scandal concerns the many children taken into care by police and social services without any good reason.
Parents are prevented by injunctions from speaking to their MPs by injunctions imposed by judges and threatened with imprisonment contrary to their "human rights" and against common law. Meanwhile most of the cases of ethnic and underclass kids, who have been genuinely abused, are ignored because of the issues arising concerning racism, public disorder etc.