300 people piled into a court in Birkenhead and arrested a judge! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kav94L-9PiA But it gets even more mind-blowing than that... this appears to be the latest development in a series of court cases where people have got out of paying council tax. The video below claims magistrates are deliberately conducting trials not under oath and under a commercial law juristiction but without telling people this, yet all the defendent has to do is insist the trial proceeds under common law juristiction and the magistrates dismiss the case! Here is actual footage a court case where this apparantly happened: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNhsRjsw4Yc What I find most interesting is the secretive tricks the court officials use to establish the court under a commercial law juristiction without being open about what they are doing. One such method is getting the members of the public to stand up by saying 'stand please' when the magistrate enters. While most people think this is simply courtroom etiquette or a sign of respect to the magistrate, the video claims by standing the public would unknowingly be consenting to the case proceeding as a commercial court rather than a common law court. This would effectively mean they are consenting to the council tax legislation without realising, making defence impossible. Instead, by insisting the case proceed under common law juristiction the video shows the magistrates are stumped and the case is dismissed.