Want to report a crime?  Pop your evidence in the post.

You might not believe it but this is what a FAC member was told when she contacted the Criminal Allegations against the Police department of the Crown Office Procurator Fiscal Service.  Her initial complaint against a serving police officer regarding evidence given in court was made in writing to the Procurator Fiscal in March 2015. Continue reading “Want to report a crime?  Pop your evidence in the post.”

Another case of 'mistaken identity'

leads to justice for yet another football fan

Here a Hamilton fan gives his account of his treatment under the Act and the lengthy time it took for him to get justice.

Charge: Offensive Behaviour and Threatening Communications Continue reading “Another case of 'mistaken identity'”

Open letter to the Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs

Earlier this month (4th June) three representatives of FAC  met with the Minister for Community Safety, Paul Wheelhouse and four advisers.    Our main purpose in requesting the meeting was to find out from him precisely how the Review of the Act required by Parliament would be conducted and in what forum we would be able to present our evidence. Continue reading “Open letter to the Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs”

The Mysterious Case of the Review that never was…

We wake this morning in the knowledge that the Review, promised in the original legislation, and much awaited by those of us wishing to have our opportunity to present our detailed evidence of the fundamental flaws in the Act, is, as far as the government is concerned, done and dusted. Continue reading “The Mysterious Case of the Review that never was…”

Now is the time, now is the hour!

There is only a very short time now to ensure that the review of the Offensive Behaviour Act delivers the correct outcome ie repeal of the Act.  The review has to be before Parliament by August and given the recess period that might mean June.  FAC has asked for meetings with representatives of all parties and one of these has already taken place, with Patrick Harvie, of the Scottish Greens.   Continue reading “Now is the time, now is the hour!”