Archive for September, 2010

Launch of Joint Enterprise Not Guilty By Association 20.9.10, Liverpool

September 14, 2010

On the 20th Setember 2010 a new group entitled JOINT ENTERPRISE NOT GUILTY BY ASSOCIATION will be launched in Liverpool. To mark this day 140 balloons for those wrongly convicted by this law will be launched ….. all are welcome!

2.00 pm – outside the Liver Building: meeting and balloon launch
Pier Head
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 1HT

6.00-10.00 pm – Conference
Friend’s Meeting House
22 School Lane
Liverpool
L1 3BT
(Directions)

JOINT ENTERPRISE: NOT GUILTY BY ASSOCIATION is a campaigning organisation that will highlight such cases where the joint enterprise law has been applied and those convicted are stating they are not guilty of the index offence. We have been contacted by many families and hundreds of prisoners alerting that they are serving lengthy sentences (life for knife crime is minimum 25 year tariff and prisoners will always serve longer than the minimum tariff) for something they did not do, could not have foreseen, did not have the intention to do, and indeed in many cases tried to prevent from happening. JOINT ENTERPRISE: NOT GUILTY BY ASSOCIATION will campaign on behalf of, and with those wrongfully convicted.

JOINT ENTERPRISE NOT GUILTY BY ASSOCIATION is supported by INNOCENT, LONDON AGAINST INJUSTICE and is a member of UNITED AGAINST INJUSTICE

EMAIL: JOINTENTERPRISEINFO@GMAIL.COM
PHONE: 0770 911 5793

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How do you grade murder? Radio 5 Live 08.09.10

September 14, 2010

The Director of Public prosecutions wants a distinction between first-degree and second-degree murder in England and Wales. Keir Starmer thinks people should get an automatic life sentence for first degree murder. But he also wants a second degree charge – where the sentence would be up to the judge. His predecessor, Sir Ken MacDonald, says it would be particularly helpful in cases involving what is known as joint enterprise, often used to deal with gang-related murder.

Nicky Campbell’s guests include Julian Weinberg, a criminal defence lawyer, and Janet Cunliffe. Janet’s son Jordan was the youngest of the trio found guilty of the murder of Gary Newlove outside his home in Cheshire in 2007. He was convicted under the law of joint enterprise, which enables entire groups of people to be convicted of murder despite the different roles they may have played in the killing.

Listen to the Radio 5 Live Programme

Joint Enterprise – Not Guilty by Association Press Release 8.9.10

September 11, 2010

JOINT ENTERPRISE: NOT GUILTY BY ASSOCIATION is a campaigning organisation that will highlight such cases where joint enterprise law has been applied and those convicted are stating they are not guilty of the index offence.

Changes in the law relating to murder were proposed today as a solution to problems caused by murder convictions under the joint enterprise law. But these changes will do nothing to prevent or rectify the conviction of innocent people through use of this law.

Read Joint Enteprise – Not Guilty by Association’s full response in the press release below.

Download Joint Enterprise – Not Guilty By Association Press Release