Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Ummm, About Those Jail Place Shortages..?

A former Royal Navy seaman has been given an Asbo – to stop him swearing at politicians when they appear on his TV or on the radio.
They made this illegal? Yikes! Raedwald has a similar reaction.

But no, it seems this is more a 'disturbing the peace' sort of thing, but no-one in the CPS thought they'd win with that (who could argue that a man shouldn't swear at politicians in his own home?) so they fell back on the 'it's not a crime, so we'll make it a sort-of-crime' of the ASBO and sent him to prison for two wee...

Wait! What?

I thought we had a shortage of spaces?
Martin Solomon, 64, has already spent the past two weeks in prison waiting to be sentenced after admitting he had breached a previous Asbo by shouting and swearing loudly in his home in Stroud, Gloucestershire, and disturbing his neighbours last month.
Oh, FFS!
Appearing at Gloucester Crown Court, Solomon said he was sorry for his outbursts, which he said were prompted by politicians speaking on TV programmes. He also promised to avoid General Election coverage.
Probably just as well. And probably just as well my neighbours are the understanding sort, or I'd be typing this from HMP Holloway after the outburst reading it provoked...


Brian, follower of Deornoth said...

Note to all Pig Bastards out there: I do this ALL THE TIME, and I'm not the slightest bit sorry either.

Now track down the Master Criminal hiding behind his alias...

Dippyness. said...

Plods are wary of me nowadays.....Never plead guilty & fight 'em every inch of the way. Got a ace solicitor...Me not silly!
Regret they did get my DNA but couldn't get me a Criminal Record...

selsey.steve said...

My neighbours don't complain; they're shouting at the lying shits on TV as loudly as I am.

RightGirl said...

He needs a blog. It's no coincidence that I was living in Scotland when Girl on the Right was started... mostly because my ex husband couldn't put up with the yelling at BBC News.


JuliaM said...

"Never plead guilty & fight 'em every inch of the way. "

It's sad that normal citizens now do this, rather than villians, who know the punishment will be light and count it as the price of doing business.

"My neighbours don't complain; they're shouting at the lying shits on TV as loudly as I am."


"He needs a blog. "

That could well be the answer! ;)