Stop naming people that have been to court for minor criminal charges

Stop naming people that have been to court for minor criminal charges

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Carys Ingram started this petition to Goverment of Jersey

On Wednesday the 21st of October around 7.30pm, I was arrested for breaching the isolation rules in Jersey. After being arrested I was transported to the police station in the back of a police van.

When I arrived in custody, they took my phone off me and they took all my property off me, belt, money, phone, etc. I was then taken to a cell, I was in the cell for about 2 hours before I had an interview with a police officer. There was no lawyer present and I answered the questions honestly. I asked if I could go home and the police officer said that that would be unlikely due to the offence.

I then went back into the cell and another officer said that I had to stay the night and wasn't going home anytime soon. I got one call with my dad, who said that he would give me some clothes the next day. The police officer took my DNA, mugshot and fingerprints, and I was treated like a serious criminal. The next day my clothes were given to me. I was supposed to appear in magistrates court but could not  due to not receiving my 3rd negative test. 

So I was given an advocate with legal aid and advised to plead guilty. Then via video link I appeared in court for the hearing. I was charged £6,600 and if I don't pay it I could get sent to prison for 5 months. I am taking full responsibility of my actions and admit that what I did was wrong. At the end of the day everyone makes mistakes and no body is perfect. As an affect of being in court (via video link) there were numerous articles about me in the paper. First it was Channel 103, then Jersey Evening Post followed by Bailiwick Express. I don't think I am a horrible person which is why it is so disgusting reading comments about me by people that I don't even know. Here are just a few. "your death would be better than loads in a care home" another one, "go catch covid and die" and numerous other comments saying that I put peoples life at risk, even though I never did, I took 3 negative tests and that is what all the newspaper articles fail to mention. I am also not a student. 

If you google my name, there is now so many articles about me. There is even a YouTube video about me. This all happened because my name was mentioned and my pictures were plastered all over social media. 

I think that it is disgusting that the courts are able to publish peoples names on social media and articles. It is 2020 and as if the world hasn't got enough problems to deal with. 

Mental health is very bad In Jersey and it is no surprise when people can be so nasty to be people online. My brother had a friend who ended his life in Jersey not long ago. 

Here is a shocking statistic that I found on Google.

Data published by the Office for National Statistics on 1st September showed that in 2019 the suicide rate among men and boys was 16.9 deaths per 100 000, the highest since 2000 and slightly above the 2018 rate of 16.2 per 100 000. The suicide rate among women and girls was 5.3 deaths per 100 000 in 2019, up from 5.0 per 100 000 in 2018 and the highest since 2004.

Overall, 5691 suicides (4303 in men and boys) were registered in England and Wales in 2019, giving an age standardised rate of 11 deaths per 100 000 people. A total of 5420 were registered in 2018 (10.5 per 100 000).

Among men and boys the age group with the highest suicide rate was 45 to 49 years (25.5 deaths per 100 000), while among women and girls 50 to 54 year olds had the highest rate (7.4 per 100 000).

Okay, these aren't Jersey figures. But you get an idea. 

Again, I am not doing this for sympathy. I am doing this to get change in the justice system. Because if this carries on there are gonna be so many more people that suffer from mental health issues. 

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