Tri-City Ledger -

Distraction from England's shame


June 7, 2018

There was quite a row recently across the pond when a young somewhat overbearing British activist was expeditiously arrested, tried without counsel, convicted, and jailed in less than a day. The self-described citizen journalist, Stephen Yaxley-Lennon who goes by Tommy Robinson publically, was arrested outside the Leeds Crown Court for “breach of the peace.”

Robinson was livestreaming as he questioned defendants in a rape trial entering the court. Unlike America, England has restrictions on reporting of ongoing trials. He had been arrested last year for similar conduct at another r...

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