Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Tram woman: unlikely martyr

Talk about over-doing it. The woman who mouthed off on the Croydon tram is now remanded in custody, after being detained for a number of days, for what? Being rude and abusive in public, no more, no less. Big fucking deal.

A fitting punishment would be for her to have been kicked off the tram and banned by the tram company. They would be well within their rights to safeguard their customers from foul-mouthed tirades. That should be the end of the story. If an additional slap on the wrist for breach of the peace or what have you were deemed necessary, then so be it, but are there not bigger fish to fry?

According to the beak, she's being remanded in custody for her own protection. Now, what does that say about the matter? It seems almost to condone violence against her, to imply that violence would be an understandable response.

We all know that the legal establishment doesn't give a flying fuck to protect the public from real criminals. Whenever you read of someone getting stabbed to death, you can guarantee that the perpetrators have criminal records as long as your arm, but they are set free until such a point as they force the hand of our indulgent authorities.

The only laws that matter are the common laws, not the bullshit that recent governments have instigated. As such, as noted, she is no doubt liable to be found in breach of the peace, but anything over and above that is politically-motivated social engineering.

8 comments:

Quiet_Man said...

In comparison, those accused of torturing and abusing that baby in Gravesend were bailed. You may not like what Emma West said, but at the moment she appears to be a political prisoner.
(Incidentally witnesses at the court confirm that what started her off was one of the other passengers on the tram spitting on the floor at her feet)

Anonymous said...

My father fought ww2 for freedom of speech

Anonymous said...

If those are her opinions she has a right to voice them. Its called free speech. She was only saying what most of the indiginous population of this country are thinking but don't have the balls to come out with.

Single acts of tyranny said...

We may disagree with a woman who was having a bad day, but honestly, jail?

And what legitimate avenue is there for citizens to say they oppose immigration?

Political prisoner indeed, shocking!

Anonymous said...

Well, its not like you run your own country anymore, so what are you to do?

Chalcedon said...

She should demand a trial and use freedom of speech as her reason for pleading not guilty. Especially when a judge says swearing at a copper isn't an offence.

Single acts of tyranny said...

My bet is she will be bullied,

"Five years if you cause trouble and your kid in care, or time served if you plead it"

Trooper Thompson said...

Thanks for the comments, folks. She needs some good legal advice. I'm sure the civil liberty champions are rushing to her defence ...