FAC reps win yet another set of complaints against Police Scotland

30/10/15 Those of you who have followed the twists and turns of FAC activities over the past three years will know that on numerous occasions, FAC observers in courts have been subjected to harassment by police officers and court officials attempting to prevent them engaging in the perfectly legal activity of taking notes during trials … Continue reading “FAC reps win yet another set of complaints against Police Scotland”

07/09/16 FAC activist targeted by police: 

an attack on one is an attack on all As reported on the front page of the Herald today, a prominent activist within the FAC campaign and one of our public spokespersons was notified last Friday that he was being charged under the Offensive Behaviour Act.  The charge relates to an allegation that he held a … Continue reading “07/09/16 FAC activist targeted by police: “

Police Service of Scotland uphold complaint from FAC protesters

In news just in (30/1/15) we hear that the complaint from the small group of FAC protesters who went to protest at the SNP Spring conference in Aberdeen last April and who were issued with a Section 12 Notice under the Public Order Act (all 19 of them including the 7 year old wean and … Continue reading “Police Service of Scotland uphold complaint from FAC protesters”

FAC submission to the Consultation on repeal of the Offensive Behaviour Act

Make yourself a cup of tea or open a bottle of beer.  Here we go…. Public Consultation on the repeal of the Offensive Behaviour Act Submission from Fans Against Criminalisation   1 We are responding to this consultation as a supporters’ organisation. Fans Against Criminalisation was founded in 2011 as the Scottish Government, urged on … Continue reading “FAC submission to the Consultation on repeal of the Offensive Behaviour Act”

More About FAC

We also entirely reject the notion that laws should be based on something as ridiculously ambiguous as offensiveness. This term is being used in this context as a catch-all to ensure that the police have almost limitless powers when it comes to using this act to criminalise and harass football fans. Equally pertinently, we object … Continue reading “More About FAC”