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frostbite
24th Nov 2006, 13:38
Item on Ceefax (which seems to have disappeared now) last night detailed the case of a chap found guilty of spitting and handed a 15 month sentence!

Considering the derisory sentences often handed out for violence, this seems well OTT.

Perhaps it was the fact that he spat at a Muslim woman?

10bob
24th Nov 2006, 13:42
This guy was a total scumbag with a nasty criminal record. He subjected this lady, who was with her small child, to a tirade of abuse on a train journey. The guy was pissed with his mates and kept on at this woman for about 25 minutes, including telling her that her kids would grow up to be suicide bombers. And he spat in her face.

To be honest with you, 15 months sounded generous by the judge.

tony draper
24th Nov 2006, 17:35
Well as has been said before on many occasions, the sentence the Judge hands down these days is pretty meaningless anyway.
:cool:

rab-k
24th Nov 2006, 17:49
Pity I hadn't been the Beak - One-way ticket to Basra for him and his mates would've been the order of the day. Makes you realise just how people do end up going on to blow themselves and others to bits, the catalyst can be getting verbally or physically abused and humiliated at the hands of these type of scumbags.

Incidents like these could be the straw that breaks the camel's back for some easily led individuals, open to the teachings of extremist members of the Muslim faith. Some may not have to experience it themselves, just reading about it can be enough to radicalise them.

BOFH
24th Nov 2006, 18:21
One-way ticket to Basra

Increasingly, it seems that this is the only type one can buy.

BOFH