posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 11:41 AM
a reply to: stirling
The UK has had a long history of oppressing its citizens....I cant believe they would even fight for their country....
The people in the UK are no more 'oppressed' than the people of other 'western' countries, including the USA.
How typical of you to use this case to spout your usual anti-UK bollocks.
Not fight for their country?
You really are exceptionally ignorant of world history and of the people of the UK and their culture and heritage.
As for this specific case;
The lad is a complete knob - everyone knows that you can't walk around with replica guns like that, and why was he wanting to? Certainly not to light
his cigarette up with.
Its not as if he's just a young kid doing something daft, he's 37 years old.....no excuses for being a dick.
Sure, the sentence is probably a bit stiff, but he won't serve much of it as it'll run concurrent with his current stretch.
And as has been said by others, if he'd been in the States or many other country's he'd probably be dead now.