Your necessity to resort to insult so quickly is disappointing but no worry. No Insult Lemur - SHACWATCH was exposing your underlying aims
I think all I will learn from future trials of SHAC activists is that the Government of the time was eager to show the industry that its opponents would be harshly dealt with. I think this is why, even if what these people did could be described as blackmail, it was certainly not the most serious form of this crime but sentences near the maximum were given.
Ah yes - it's all great big conspiracy and the Judge, the jury and everybody was in on it
More, in fact, than those involved in more straightforwardly criminal blackmail cases involving abduction with demands for money have received.
Possibly because of the number of victims and the physical and mental impact ? Or could it be the disgusting nature of some of the attacks - paedophile letters, sanitary towels!
I suspect that, given this perception, SHAC activists on trial must be tempted to plead guilty to reduce such draconian sentences.
Didn't work did it!
What do you think about the unique imposition of indefinite ASBOs for Heather, Gregg & Natasha preventing them from ever expressing their views about vivisection?
Good point - as was revealed during the trail SHAC cloaked their illegal activities with a false veneer of 'lawful protest' - the ASBO's demonstrate that the 'right' to lawful protest isn't absolute and can be withdrawn if abused - and the appeal court agreed!
This is the crux of what SHACWATCH continues to expose - SHAC is a lie - it isn't and has never been lawful - as such all that can be done is jail it! This point has been recognised by two of the second trail SHAC conspirators and they have admitted their guilt - the rest must take their chances!
Until all are caged