A man who filmed men meeting for sex in an attempt to stop them visiting a Lincolnshire wood has been spared jail.It’s not really surprising that he was ignored, is it? Which chief constable would dare poke his head above the parapet and declare that he was enforcing the law in the teeth of the progressive lobby?
Colin Haw, 47, of Mayflower Road, Boston, earlier admitted a public order offence for filming one person in June.
He said he reported the matter to police but was ignored so he decided to act because families visited the area.
But this takes the bloody biscuit!
Chairman of the bench Pat Walsh rejected an application by Lincolnshire Police for an antisocial behaviour order (Asbo) to be made against the self-employed mechanic.Pointing out antisocial behaviour (sex in public) and the non-response to it of the authorities gets you threatened with an anti-social behaviour order.
Pretty much sums up the state of the UK today.
You really couldn’t make it up:
He told the father-of-two: "Your actions were premeditated and quite deliberate in targeting a group of people we would describe as vulnerable. Our thoughts were to send you to custody but we are not going to do that today."‘Vulnerable’? In what way are they ‘vulnerable’, then…?
It seems to me that they are the very antithesis of ‘vulnerable’.
They get to cock a snook (so to speak) at the laws and mores of the country, secure in the knowledge that the police will not dare to enforce them. Indeed, they will protect them from anyone else pointing out that they are breaking the law, and expecting the police to do something about it.
After the hearing the Lincolnshire-based Strategic Independent Advisory Group, which represents vulnerable communities, and Lincolnshire Kaleidoscope which represents gay, bisexual, lesbian and transgender people condemned Haw's actions as "truly disgusting. "But illegally having sex in the open air in front of families with young children? Just peachy!
Haw told the BBC he had not wanted to harm anyone.Most people have. The phrase ‘Get a room!’ was never more apposite than here.
He said: "I've got nothing against the gay community, but what I do not like, whether it's gay or heterosexual, is sex in a public place. I've got a problem with that. "
It seems to me that some of the sexual pleasure these people derive from their al fresco trysts is that they can ‘frighten the horses’ and rub it in the face (so to speak) of ‘normal society’. Despite what the lobby groups may think, that’s not the way to promote ‘tolerance’.
Quite the opposite, in fact…