Monday, 12 December 2016

Exercise In Futility

Awais Kazmi, 29, of Broomfield Avenue, Leigh, was banned from approaching lone women in public for a period of five years after a court made a strict sexual harm prevention order on September 14.
He had carried out two indecent assaults on November 25, 2015, and December 16, 2015.
Essex Police later applied for the stringent order which prevented him from approaching lone women in public for a period of five years.
I bet you know what's coming next...?
The ban covered any lone female not previously associated with him, including on public transport or in shops, unless it is inadvertent or “not reasonably avoidable in the course of lawful daily life”.
But Southend Magistrates’ Court heard Kazmi breached the order just five days after it was made by walking up to a till worker in Marks and Spencer in Southend High Street.
Philip Pearson, prosecuting, said: “He started a conversation with her, saying she was nice and lovely. He had no intention of making a purchase of any goods. She found his behaviour harassing.”
Kazmi went into Clark’s shoe shop on October 4 and approached another shop assistant. He followed her around the shop, touching her arm and calling her pretty. Mr Pearson said: “She felt uncomfortable by his behaviour. He made no attempt to make a purchase on that visit.”
One does wonder about the wisdom of letting someone like this wander free.
Kazmi admitted both breaches, leaving him at risk of a prison sentence. However, Roger Neild, mitigating, said Kazmi is autistic and thought to have Asperger’s Syndrome and a learning disability.
So wouldn't he be better off locked away?
The solicitor added: “He now has a full understanding of what the order is and he has a full understanding of what he can and can’t do.”
Oh. Right. But he didn't before?
Magistrates’ handed Kazmi a 12 month community order, including 60 hours unpaid work and ordered him to pay £85 costs and an £80 victim surcharge.
He was also banned from Clark’s and Marks and Spencer in Southend for five years.
Well, that's done it. After all, no women work anywhere else in Southend.

5 comments:

PJH said...

I note that, rather helpfully, they don't actually supply a picture of Mr. Kazmi, so any vulnerable young ladies out there who doesn't know what he looks like would have plenty of warning...

Antisthenes said...

It is obvious or at least to me that locking people up who are a danger to society because they will and have done harm to person or property is the most logical thing to do. As punishment, as a deterrent to others thinking of doing the same and whilst they are incarcerated they are no direct threat to society. Yet increasingly that type of thinking is being abandoned as we see fewer being imprisoned or receiving the punishment to fit the crime. Those who advocate this modern form of justice are mostly those who are least likely to suffer from it or are blinded by idealistic fervour. Being charitable in deed and action is rarely as beneficial as it's proponents would have us believe it is. As it leads to rewarding either the undeserving or creates a new group of dependants and dissatisfied and at the same time punishing victims and creating very likely future threats to the innocent.

Greencoat said...

Leave the guy alone - he’s carrying out the harassment that British sex-pests are too lazy to do. This autistic, aspergered, learning disabled immigrant is yet another asset to our nation.

Lynne at Counting Cats said...

Or he could be following his religious instruction and treating women as worthless, animated sex toys.

JuliaM said...

"I note that, rather helpfully, they don't actually supply a picture of Mr. Kazmi..."

That would be useful, wouldn't it?

"Those who advocate this modern form of justice are mostly those who are least likely to suffer from it..."

I very much doubt they shop in the high street.

"This autistic, aspergered, learning disabled immigrant is yet another asset to our nation."

There's a shouty nutter who regularly perambulates up & down the high street barking at women. He's white.