Having taken the extraordinary step of giving the jury three weeks off over Christmas the judge prefaced the jury’s verdict by saying how much he would ‘miss them’. More significant than might seem at first. Judge Cutler seems to have develop an avuncular relationship with the jury – to the extent that they were reluctant not to follow his directions……or rather they were bamboozled by his five steps approach. Rather than simply ask for one of three possible verdicts the judge instructed them to deliver five separate verdicts on police procedures that day – the first being was the police information on Mark Duggan handled well. They were then instructed to follow a ‘if you think this then this must have happened’ approach which bamboozled them into delivering a nonsense verdict.



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  1. Reblogged this on snookcocker and commented:
    The judge and his new family. I’d like to know much more about this judge and his other friends, to see if this has any bearing on the strange verdict.

  2. Anonymous

    Jury nobbler ? Shurley shome mishtake…



    I believe the very same Judge is listed in the 2006 Masonic Year Book…he’s also a CBE.

  4. Anonymous

    He’s a freemason for starters: http://www.glmmm.com/Lists/Whats%20On%20Diary/Attachments/132/2013%20June%20Grand%20Lodge%20Minutes.pdf
    I bet officer V53 was as well – right profile: ex-TA, Met firearms & the rest

  5. Sir Derek Knobhead

    He is a freemason for starters: http://www.glmmm.com/Lists/Whats%20On%20Diary/Attachments/132/2013%20June%20Grand%20Lodge%20Minutes.pdf
    Bet the copper V53 who pulled the trigger was as well – right profile: ex TA.

  6. Fuck their law

    Judge Keith Cutler also happens to be the one who put SHAC activists away for a long time back in 2010. It’s not just the police that he sides with. http://www.theguardian.com/science/2010/oct/25/animal-research-animal-welfare

  7. clue

    “Forensics found no traces of Duggan’s DNA on the weapon or the sock that it was wrapped in, and the gun was not primed for use.”



    Sky reporting this morning that the Met expects a ‘small number of anarchists and extreme left-wingers’ to turn up at the Tottenham vigil today, intenet on ‘causing trouble’…

  9. y

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Cutler Interesting that he was especially appointed a coroner for this particular inquest. It is not as if he is a particularly senior judge. It is one of those verdicts that I can see a whole back story of corruption coming out about in twenty years or so. But then again, knowing how the world works nowadays, it will probably be in a couple of months…

    • y

      Apparently there is form for judges being appointed coroners. The line up of inquests being:- Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed; Jean Charles de Menezes; Ian Tomlinson and Alexander Litvinenko. No room for conspiricists there then! Interestingly it appears they use different judges for each high profile inquest. I would have thought it far more sensible to use someone who has developed a particular expertise in the area, as in either an experienced coroner, or a trial judge who has actually done a few inquests.

      • INCUBUS

        I was at the vigil today, and one member of the family of a police-murder victim said that one inquest into the man’s death was abandoned because the wife of one of the cops involved in the death was on the jury…(forgive me, but I can’t remember if it was Sean Rigg or Roger Sylvester, it’s been a long day, maybe someone can put me right?)
        The vigil itself was as dignified and as angry as you’d expect. Sadly it was over-run by trot banners which meant people couldn’t see the speakers on the steps of the cop shop properly-the SWP had two stalls, along with the Worker’s Hammer and Socialist Alliance I think. The usual embarassing lack of an organised anarchist presence was notable.

        The family speakers were great and fucking brave given that they have been thrust into that position. Most of the speaking was done by Stafford Scott, a man I have alot of respect for, because he never claims the spotlight for himself, or makes any political capital out of police murders. He spoke about the community across the country resisting the smears of the press and the weight of the establishment- though unfortunately he never puts this in a class context, presumably not to alienate the press and middle class sympathies.MP Lammy was completely absent, and everyone there jeered the fact, though Diane Abbott put in a last minute ‘vote for me’ appearance at the end (to mollify her own constituents I guess). A son from the Hillsborough Families Campaign also spoke as well as the local Turkish/Kurdish Community (Day-Mer). Lee Japser was lurking about, along with sundry elements of Labour’s old Black Bourgeois Caucus.

        There was between 200-400 people there, a very mixed crowd, hoards of press baying for trouble, whereas the OB were virtually absent, the side streets were packed with TSG, Dog Units and no doubt some Armed Response Units. The Tottenham Town Hall looked like a Police barracks, with their car park used as a staging area.
        What I found really interesting were the youth who stood across the street, against the wall, many masked up, and at one brief point, it looked like the very genuine anger might have blossomed into something else. It’s obvious that none of these guys felt in any way represented by any community leaders, the like of Nims Obunge or the man from Operation Blackvote. The gulf was there for all to see,hear and feel. A group of hooded young guys next to me who were smoking a spliff and listening to the speakers with interest, made their discomfort and distrust of the christian ‘Street Pastors’ that they have in Tottenham very plain- mainly due to the fact that they working so closely with the cops (the lot of them in bloody uniforms like PCSOs-literally GodCops).
        It’s striking that the very pure anger of ‘death in custody’ families is always moderated by other ‘respectable people’, and is actually always faithfully mirrored by those who take the full brunt of police harassment, violence and intimidation. The same people the moderates want to ‘stay calm’. It’s that anger that is always coralled, contained and forcefully guided into the legal and judicial path- which so often is clearly a dead end as far as any real justice is concerned. Black and Working class anger is only ever permitted if it is refracted through the lens of middle class ‘decency’, the proprieties of having respect for the law and for private property- the twin pillars of the blood stained altar of the social order.
        Having said that, thhe best of luck to the Duggan Family in their struggle to find the truth in a city of lies.

        Like a man in the crowd said; ‘500 years on, and they’re still killing black people, you get me?’-

  10. ramon mercader's favourite axe

    Briliant reporting, I couldn’t get there. Thanks.

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