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Reasonable Man

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Reasonable Man last won the day on September 22 2017

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  1. If your friend reports harassment and then has further contact they are, of course, likely to report it as further harassment. Further reports would mean further incidents, unless it was so soon after the first report that the previous incident was still open. There will still only be one crime though as repeated contact just adds evidence of the harassment. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Police misconduct

    It’s just in your hypothetical situation that such harassment takes place and based on the criteria you suggest. Hypothetically if a police officer had such disregard for the criminal law then you wouldn’t be safe in a private place from such behaviour as she wouldn’t let something trivial like a civil trespass get in the way. In reality an officer would be so over stretched with work that they would be more likely to fail to do something they should than spend time doing something they shouldn’t. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Police misconduct

    The police are no different to any other citizen in this regard. The person following etc would have to justify why Sec 1(3)(a) applied however. An agent of the State who is appointed to protect its citizens and has a duty to prevent and detect crime would probably have an easier time showing that than a member of the public who just decided to follow someone. That’s said, it is easy to think of a scenario where this would be justified. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Police misconduct

    Officers have as much carte Blanche as any other person. Innocent until proven guilty. If you think an officer has done something wrong then complain. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Police misconduct

    It’s subjective. Without getting into the officer’s brain and knowing what he is thinking, including his previous knowledge and information you can’t tell. The only thing for that to be tested is by some court or tribunal hearing who can gather all of the information and come to a reasonable conclusion. Think of the case of Jean Charles de Menezes. He was a completely innocent man but the officers who followed him did nothing wrong. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Protection from Harassment

    I am not trying to diminish what is happening to you but have to pick the battles you can win. It’s hard and may seem unfair but if you report to the police that someone stared and laughed when challenged they can come up with any number of ‘innocent’ reasons why they looked in a particular direction or laughed at a particular time. You have enough ‘solid’ occasions of harassment - evidence of malicious lies, parking to annoy you when she has been told not to etc. Keep a diary of what happens and think carefully and dispassionately about what you would think if a stranger told you that this happened to them. Report what goes beyond acceptable and keep back what can sound trivial.
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    Police misconduct

    Hypothetically if the officer has reasonable belief of criminality and he is following in order to prevent or detect crime then he is doing nothing wrong. Hypothetically if he does not suspect any criminality and just decided to follow the person around to annoy/harass/upset them then he is stalking them, which is an offence. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Police misconduct

    There is no such specific crime or misconduct as ‘police harassment’. Police officers are subject to the same laws as every other citizen and they must adhere to the police Code of Ethics. You need to understand those or post a set of circumstances for opinion on what may be ‘police harassment’. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Protection from Harassment

    Seriously? Even forgetting the parking issues. A demand to paint the house and landscape the garden and then spreading rumours about him. These have caused him harassment on more than one occasion = a course of conduct. You seem to be confusing the victim oriented approach to crime recording with what you think may have happened and what you may be able to prove. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Protection from Harassment

    As Sectioned Detection says make a complaint. You have suffered the effects of austerity on policing. A PCSO should not be investigating crimes but in the absence of officers they do. Make sure this was recorded as a crime of harassment and not an incident of anti social behaviour. Get a CRIME number from your local force to make sure it was properly recorded. Report further harassing actions but don’t be petty. You live near each other so will have some contact. ‘She walked by and smirked’ is highly subjective and proves nothing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Traffic Question

    No. Flashing lights do not justify or legalise an unnecessary or deliberate obstruction. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    My big mouth!!

    How do you know it’s ‘one anon tip’? How do you, or your son, or anyone know whether this is first or fifth or fiftieth report of drugs in that house? The danger of you now making up that you were making it up is that you are then discrediting yourself that could then lead to you being treated with scepticism if you report something in the future. You can’t undo what’s done so be like Brer Rabbit and lay low and say nothing (more).
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    Long-term harrassment case

    The evidence you describe is sufficient for the police to record a crime of Harassment with Violence and this should have been done and investigated. Unfortunately the police do not always do things the right way and make assumptions about the chances of someone admitting something or going to court and so they say they will give 'words of advice'. Nice people think this is the best thing because the professional officer tells them. Don't just accept it. Say you want the crime number for the Harassment that they are obliged to record. Then regularly check what is happening. If you are told 'nothing' you have a right to review. So ask for an independent review of the case. They should also speak to a solicitor who can take steps through the civil law. None of this means the hassle won't continue, because it sounds like these are career criminal idiots who just don't care but if they realise that your parents won't just take it then hopefully they will direct their idiocy elsewhere. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. You haven't established whether the private road is a Road Traffic Act road. If not he can drive what he wants along it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. If it is a road as defined by the Road Traffic Act 1988 - 'in relation to England and Wales, means any highway and any other road to which the public has access, and includes bridges over which a road passes,' then he needs a licence and insurance. If is not such a road - i.e. a completely private road over which the public do not have access then he can do what he likes. It may be down to a court to decide at the end of the day but in simple terms if the postman, electricity reader, traveling salesman etc are allowed to drive up the road to a house then it is likely to be a road under the legislation. This gives those people the relevant protection from being put at risk by unlicenced, uninsured drivers.