Monday, 28 September 2015

Why Don't People Feel Safe On Public Transport?

Officers were called to Ripple Road at about 4pm on Monday, April 27, when a 30-year-old woman had been pushed off a route 173 bus by a man claiming there was no room for her and the pushchair carrying her nine-month-old baby.
At the bus stop, the man allegedly punched her repeatedly in the face, chest and shoulders.
When the mother tried calling 999 he took her phone and threw it to the floor, smashing it.
So, that's quite a catalogue of offences. Against a vulnerable woman, no less!
Jermaine Stewart, of Millard Terrace, Dagenham, pled guilty to one count of common assault, three counts of assault on police, one count of criminal damage and one count of resisting arrest at Barkingside Magistrates Court yesterday.
His punishment? Well, hold on to your hats...
He was given a community order and ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work – reduced from 200 hours due to his early plea – within the next 12 months, and to pay costs totalling £235.
No wonder public transport is considered much less preferable to using your (lockable) vehicle in gloriously enriched London....

6 comments:

Budvar said...

Jermaine Stewart? Good Scottish name that.. Why no picture do you suppose?

John M said...

Jermaine eh? Someone call Diane Abbott to defend this piece of shit...

andy said...

Indeed,almost certainly a youth of no appearance.

Andrew Scarborough said...

The decent people in, and of, this country deserve a medal for our tolerance towards the dregs imported to increase our GDP. So we don't breed quickly enough, that is hardly a good reason to encourage the world and his poor cousin to set up in our backyard. There will be much more to come.

Weekend Yachtsman said...

I just love how they were so desperate not to show his photo that they printed a picture of the outside of the court building instead! (And what a building it is; I don't think I've seen anything so ugly outside the Soviet Union.)

Do they not realise this sort of thing is completely counter-productive? When there's no picture, people just know what conclusion to jump to.

Especially with a name like that...

JuliaM said...

"Why no picture do you suppose?"

Exactly!

"There will be much more to come."

It's commonplace now. :/

"(And what a building it is; I don't think I've seen anything so ugly outside the Soviet Union.)"

To be fair, there just AREN'T any prettier buildings in Barking!