posted on Dec, 5 2007 @ 08:25 AM
I am absolutely amazed by this. If we think about racially aggravated disorder one would think more along the lines of a group of Chavs abusing
muslims or other such religious group in the street.
I cannot believe that the law was meant to be used in situations such as this. Surely the magistrate must think about the 'mischief' that the law was
meant to address and bear that in mind when interpreting the legislation. In my view that would have to be allowing people to express racial hatred
openly. I do not feel that what the driver allegedly said is racist in this context. Silly, yes. Misguided, yes. Racist, No.
Instead the magistrate has taken the law literally, insomuch as calling someone 'English' refers to nationality and as such must be 'racial.'
It is ludicrous that this situation has arisen.
Sorry for my rambles but I need to gather my thoughts more before I carry on regarding this.
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