Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Zero Tolerance For Domestic Violence!

Unless you’re an alcoholic. If so, go nuts!
An alcoholic has been spared jail for beating up his one-time ‘fame hunter’ partner a fourth and fifth time.
Yes, his partner’s also an alcoholic. Guess where they met?

No! Not the off licence:
Carl Anthony Britton, 38, attacked Dawn Barry in February and May.

The pair, who both have drink problems, had met in a rehabilitation unit.
Clearly, it didn’t work.
Miss Barry appeared on the TV programme, Come Dine with Me and was said to have been so drunk she passed out before she served the main course.
Need more info. Most episodes of ‘CDWM’ seem to end like that…
Miss Barry, 36, had told the bench Britton had left her scarred, but she loved him.

The defendant told the justices: “I love Dawn so much and to see her so upset like that has upset me.”
Well, sure. That’s what you say now
Britton admitted assault causing actual bodily harm on May 11 and assault, on February 23.

He has eight previous convictions, of which three relate to the victim.
/facepalm
Britton was given a 12 month community order with supervision and six months alcohol treatment.

He must pay £300 costs. Sentencing, the bench told him they had taken into account the pair’s ‘strong relationship’ which they both wanted to continue.
Perhaps it will, perhaps it won’t. Perhaps it’ll end in murder. Place your bets now, ladies and gentlemen...

16 comments:

Shinar's Basket Case said...

"Perhaps it will, perhaps it won’t. Perhaps it’ll end in murder. "

and perhaps someday we, as a society, will stop wasting time and money prosecuting 'domestic violence' in general and this kind of couple in particular.

What part of 'they are both alcoholics' do we not understand? They will continue to drink and merrily beat seven shades of shit out of each other until one of them does die or both go sober. Or does anyone really believe that 'she' is just a totally blameless 'victim' of drunken male aggression?

Tattyfalarr said...

They're both consenting adults and she consistently consents to having the shit beaten out of her.

I'm with SBC on this...put the money to better use physically removing small children... who cannot defend themselves and should never be expected to "cope"... from abusive breeders. Close down rehabilitation centres and build orphanages.

Paul said...

This is the infamous Come Dine With Me episode shot in Preston isn't it, with the most unbearably irritating freaks one could ever imagine.

And yes, the woman was a laughing stock locally when this was aired.

It's worth seeking out this particular episode. Be ready to do /facepalm an awful lot, though.

Captain Haddock said...

By the sound of things, this couple thoroughly deserve one another ..

And as a bonus, by continuing their relationship they're ensuring that two other, reasonably behaved & well-adjusted people aren't made desperately unhappy ..

What's not to like about the situation ? ...

UK Fred said...

Sounds like the people involved in sentencing need to get advice from David Schnarch (author of Passionate Marriage) on emotional fusion, differentiation and referred functionality. These two are probably going to be beyond help until they want to change, so let's help the people who should be capable of learning.

Single acts of tyranny said...

If the government insists on funding the violent underclass to get drunk, fight, commit crime and breed, (repeat ad nauseum) might we at least request that a condition for the funding be contraceptive injection?

Anonymous said...

If you knew how much time the police waste on repeat visits to the same addresses you would be appalled.Probably 20% of all calls on my borough are domestics.The government have insisted on a positive arrest policy and we have to justify NOT arresting someone on pain of disciplinary action.
Jaded

Shinar's Basket Case said...

"we have to justify NOT arresting someone on pain of disciplinary action" -Jaded

And then you wonder why the police are soo despised? When you've become 'jobs worths' beholden to your political masters?

Two things about the Farce shocked me when I returned to this cuntry after many years abroad; the fact police officers were so scared of the public that they had to dress up like para-militaries- carry extendable batons & wearing stab vests to talk to a granny and secondly just how much the 'normal' citizen now held the police in contempt.

I was an fist-in-the-air activist as a student and later a professional criminal yet even back then I had a hella lot of respect for police officers however on returning to this country I found that 'Granny Smith' was more likely to spit at the local bobby than invite him in for a cuppa.

I think it all changed with the Miner's Strike. As much as I worshiped Mrs T she was wrong to use the Police as her military wing...I think that was the start of the end of public trust in yous...even in the South.

Shinar's Basket Case said...

Oh and incase anyone is thinking 'WTF has SBC got the vapours about now, surely the police aren't as despised as he makes out?) then think about to your own childhood, assuming your my age (40+).

You had the Ladybird book 'My Friend The Police Man' or whatever it was called. Your parents probably read it to you.

Did you read it to your Kids though? Like hell you did....you were too busy hiding your copy of 'Little Black Sambo' from the Thought Police.

JuliaM said...

"...and perhaps someday we, as a society, will stop wasting time and money prosecuting 'domestic violence' in general and this kind of couple in particular."

No chance of that! Not with the feminist movement's infiltration of the justice system...

"...put the money to better use physically removing small children... who cannot defend themselves and should never be expected to "cope"... from abusive breeders."

Spot on!

"It's worth seeking out this particular episode. "

I feel sure I must have seen it, but it can't be so awful, as it doesn't stick in my mind?

JuliaM said...

"These two are probably going to be beyond help until they want to change, so let's help the people who should be capable of learning."

Yes! To do otherwise is a waste of money. The feminists and their Fabian and Common Purpose allies should realise their way is not the right way.

"Probably 20% of all calls on my borough are domestics.The government have insisted on a positive arrest policy and we have to justify NOT arresting someone on pain of disciplinary action."

/facepalm

"I think it all changed with the Miner's Strike."

I don't think that helped, but I don't think it was the sole cause.

"You had the Ladybird book 'My Friend The Police Man' or whatever it was called. "

Think I've found it for you... ;)

Paul said...

JuliaM: I feel sure I must have seen it, but it can't be so awful, as it doesn't stick in my mind?

Watch here - also, watch the other episodes that week too, if you haven't seen it.

I think it was also the local touch - we all knew people that were exactly like this, so we identified and laughed along with it.

Anonymous said...

Dear SBC, you raise some interesting points but here are mine in reply.
Firstly policing is not a popularity contest.It is human nature to want to be liked but that is not always possible.My job is confrontational and that sometimes/often leaves people annoyed and unhappy.
Secondly I really don't care that some anonymous blogger that I will never meet hates me.Oh dear i'll survive.I get paid either way.My family,friends and colleagues love me and that's all I need.If a criminal hates me then I think i'm doing my job.
Thirdly-as you put it you were an activist student and then a professional criminal- you are exactly the sort of person that should hate me.Unfortunately we are no longer feared as the justice system is quite pathetic I agree.
Fourth;If a senior officer/government policy orders me to arrest at a domestic then I will do it.It's called a lawful order and I have no choice if I want to keep my job.I don't agree with every law and regulation but I can't pick and choose.Would you expect a soldier to refuse to serve in a battle he may not agree with?.
Jaded
PS I wasn't in the police during the miners strike so I can't be blamed for that...

Shinar's Basket Case said...

Jaded, you seem to have misread my post. I didn't say I hated you nor anyone else. I spoke of the despise and contempt the 'normal' honest citizen feels for the Force and how it wasn't always that way.

The fact you wrote that it is unfortunate that you aren't feared really is perhaps the most damning self indictment and gives us all a clue as to the real reasons the force has lost its home in the public heart.

"It's called a lawful order and I have no choice if I want to keep my job"
yes, I did say 'jobsworth' didn't I. That there is a pretty close definition. I'm glad you agree. As to the chain of command and obeying orders you know to wrong; it is the fault of your glorious leaders/Chief Constables for not standing up to the politicians.

"Firstly policing is not a popularity contest" actually it is... if by popular you mean being held in respect and esteem by the populace. Without those things no police can be effective....as you glorious leaders have oft spoken of.

JuliaM said...

"The fact you wrote that it is unfortunate that you aren't feared really is perhaps the most damning self indictment..."

Spot on! Why should anyone not currently engaged in crime fear the police?

Anonymous said...

I think we will have to agree to disagree on most of this debate.But you are right that is the fault of my senior officers for having no backbone in standing up to various governments.However they don't get promotions/knighthoods/medals from rebelling.
Jaded