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Michael Doherty on British Injustice

Now convicted of assaulting a court security guard at Cambridge Magistrates, Mr. Doherty tells his side of the story.

Michael Doherty arriving at Westminster Magistrates Court
Michael Doherty arriving at Westminster Magistrates Court Photo: NNP

(LONDON) - If you haven't heard it yet, there have been serious developments and the usual attacks that come with standing up against police corruption are well underway.

Many of you will have heard by now that I have been pronounced GUILTY of assaulting a court security guard at Cambridge Magistrates on 7.8.2012.

The case was heard at Stevenage Magistrates over 3 days last week, during the course of which each and every witness was taken apart for giving false testimony. The lies were blatant and demonstrated when i produced a 'secret' audio recording that I had made on the day. The claims by the court security guards, when compared against the audio were proved to be flagrantly false. The claims that I was SHOUTING "JUST GO AWAY" to polite inquiries by the head of security Nigel Carder were shown to have never happened. This was the alleged operative reason I was forcibly assaulted and physically removed from the public courts. Many of you will remember that it was audio recordings of calls to the police that proved back in 2008 that the police were also telling lies in a malicious prosecution.

This case is a mirror of that and demonstrates the dangers of these public officials who are prepared to willfully lie in order to attempt justification for their unlawful actions. In the police prosecution in 2009, I was found NOT GUILTY, clearly they couldn't risk that this time and irrespective of the evidence a GUILTY verdict was returned. Turning to the alleged assault, which at it's highest is an allegation I 'attempted to punch' the head of security. There is NO allegation that anyone, other than me was touched in anyway. The allegation, during the course of events changed from a 'raised fist' at the point of arrest to 'swung an arm' during interview through to coordinated witnesses at trial claiming they saw a definite 'straight right punch'.

Watch the video below and make up your own minds. As you will see I am dragged to the court door and whilst standing outside the court, waiting for the arrival of police, I am violently shoved in the chest by court security guard Nigel Carder. You will see me falling backwards, my body twisting to my left and then trying to right myself. It is the course of this they have claimed I through a straight right punch.(this was visually demonstrated in court on a number of occasions) This is plainly an impossibility as my right arm (I was on the phone at the time) was thrown across my body during the shove. The ONLY possible action that could have taken place from this position would be a 'backhand' movement.

The PCSO gave evidence that he was standing to my right and rear and that from this position he had a clear view of a straight right punch being thrown. A clear side profile confirmed visually in the Magistrates. I then brought the PCSO Hurley to the monitor and asked him to identify the person standing to my rear and left on the video. He confirmed it was him and that indeed he wasn't as stated standing to my right.

More case anomalies such as court CCTV which was not disclosed or street CCTV which would have been decisive was never collected by police. People claiming to have heard things when they were proven not to have even been there or a police officer that admitted to doing NO investigation and only viewing the CCTV footage once.... It is significant in the case that the alleged victim Nigel Carder was also the individual who controlled the CCTV disclosure from the courts. Explaining why all the CCTV wasn't disclosed, he stated:

    "I gave you what I thought you might need"

No MR Carder, it is the defenses decision as to what footage it might need, the prosecutions responsibility is to provide all material which may assist the defense or undermine the prosecutions case. CCTV material has now been destroyed, it should have been secured, on that basis alone the case should have been thrown out on it's ear for abuse of process.

These are the kinds of underhand tactics that are being used to attempt to secure convictions so that they can smear those who refuse to bow to corrupt practice. The court case itself was dramatic and if you didn't get down you really missed out on some action packed high drama court proceedings. Lines of questioning in the trial were quite a revelation and material collected will be very useful in the future prosecution of certain individuals involved.

Amazingly, the MITIE security staff confirmed that they are woefully under trained, this is the kind of people we are going to face with future privatisation of police.

Amusingly, the head of security claimed that he was exercising Sec.53 of the Courts Act 2003 to forcibly remove me from the building. When I asked him what Sec.53 stated he was clueless and simply said it 'allows me to throw you out'.

Clearly an individual he purports to exercise a power provided by Parliament, ought properly to know what that power is! How can he exercise it if he hasn't the foggiest what it is or how it is supposed to operate. It appears we are simply dealing with 'nightclub bouncers' in our Public Courts. I have been contacted by an very interesting Human rights lawyer who wishes to take the case forward in relation to breach of my Constitutional rights of access to the British Courts. It is important to understand that I was in the court exercising another Constitutional right, seeking to lay an information to commence criminal prosecution. Case law is clear on this that this Constitutional right MUST not be hindered or impeded.

Additionally, this will be going to appeal. In addition to the flagrant lies from prosecution witnesses, there are considerable procedural impropriety in the hearing. Once such failure was the refusal of the magistrates to permit me to enter an abuse of process argument, the reason for his is that the case would have had to be thrown out. They needed to reach the verdict stage so that they could trot out their perverse decision which was clearly against the evidence adduced in the case. Make up what you will of the matter from the linked video from one of the many people that came out in support. Remember that this is your money and your public resource being wasted in pursuit of vindictive protection of a corrupt few.

"STITCH UP" the film: -


Is this British Justice in the 21st Century?

Private prosecution of two Metropolitan Police officers

This case is back before SOUTHWARK Crown court on the 1st of February 2013 at 10am. Again please attend if you are in the area, this is a case management hearing and the officers will not be in attendance. I do know that other like minded people will be in attendance, so it's always a good opportunity to hook up and share ideas. Dailymail article on this case for those needing a refresher;

First Private Prosecution -

Met member of staff Tracey Murphy Still awaiting a decision from the high court as to when this matter will be listed, to challenge the CPS' attempt to take it over and shut it down... New files have been prepared in pursuit of this prosecution and I anticipate some big announcement soon.... UPHELD IPCC DECISION Yesterday I received another upheld IPCC decision on appeal. The matter relates to the conduct of Detective Chief Inspector Dave Corbett of the Metropolitan Police's professional standards dept. He was caught out abusing his position following a member of the Metropolitan Police leaking me an offensive email which he was the author. DCI Corbett was cleared initially by the Met Police but this has now been reversed on appeal to the IPCC. The IPCC has demanded 'management action' in relation to his unprofessional conduct which was a clear breach of Police code of conduct. Importantly this officer has been responsible for conducting investigations into police corruption in my case over the last 3yrs.

In his email he referred to me as 'THE BEAST ......'.

No wonder that he did everything in his power to rubbish the clearly evidenced allegations I have made... As they say, it all eventually comes out in the wash. FUNDING Any one wishing to make a donation, financial or offers of assistance to the JusticeNOW campaign, please make contact. Many thanks to those of you that have contributed to assist this work, you know who you are and your help has been very helpful and vital to this work. Dates for your diary 1st of February 2013 - Southwark Crown Court - case management hearing in relation to prosecution of officers MacDonald & Blackburn.

Media Coverage of My Case So Far

1. [Voice of Russia Radio interview]

2. [Dailymail]

3. [Telegraph]

4. hed-way-aircraft-engineers-home-battering-ram-kidnapped-him.html#ixzz23oc0tK3Q [Dailymail]

5. [Guardian]

6. [Guardian]

7. [Private Eye]

8. [Russia Today]

9. [BBC News]


VIDEOS of campaign

1. [1st May 2012] Abolish the IPCC demonstration, London [part 2]

2. [1st May 2012] Abolish the IPCC demonstration, London [part 1]

3. [12 June 2012] Protest against Police corruption, London

4. [17 June 2012] Protest against Police corruption, London. Includes MP Mark Pritchard

5. [15 August 2012] Cops in the Dock - Westminster Magistrates

6. [22 August 2012] Beach Interview - ref alleged court security assault

7. [11 September 2012] update - reference alleged court security assault

8. [16 October 2012] update - outside Stoke Mandeville hospital

9. [1st January 2013] Michael Doherty's New year message

10. [Call to Stevenage Magistrates court trial]

11. "STITCH UP" the film - PART 1 PART 2


Special thanks to Butlincat John Graham.



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