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One man's ASBO costs £1.3m to enforce

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posted on Sep, 11 2010 @ 09:09 PM
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One man's ASBO costs £1.3m to enforce


www.telegraph.co.uk

Simon Frodsham, 41, who was educated at a fee-paying private school, had his ASBO imposed seven years ago and it has three more years to run.

Yesterday he appeared in court for breaching the order for the 26th time – by walking down his home town's high street in Lytham, Lancs.

After hearing about the latest incident Barry Birch, the chairman of the bench, said: "We find it abhorrent that in this day and age a man is arrested for merely walking into an area.
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posted on Sep, 11 2010 @ 09:09 PM
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For those outside the UK who don't know, an ASBO is an ''Anti-Social Behaviour Order'' that is imposed by a Court on someone who partakes in ''minor'' illegal or anti-social activity, within a certain geographical area.

It was meant as a way to stop anti-social behaviour from an individual, without the need to prosecute them.

If you breach the terms of the ASBO, then you can be punished by fines and imprisonment.


There have been many ludicrous cases of these ASBOs, but this one takes the biscuit !

The man in question is being punished for walking down his home town's High Street.

Ok, he's banned from there, and he knows the score, but is breaching this order really an ''offence'' that should land him in jail ?

And what about the cost ?

This could have easily been sorted out in a better way.



www.telegraph.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)


edit on 11-9-2010 by Sherlock Holmes because: Clarification.



posted on Sep, 11 2010 @ 10:22 PM
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I am waiting for the benevolent dictator to get elected and imprison all those who helped turn Britain into a police state.

Even if there is several million of them, the cost of imprisoning them would be cheaper than letting them run amok.



posted on Sep, 11 2010 @ 11:31 PM
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I wonder how long till someone here “says the government mustn’t spend its resources locking-up common criminals, because it costs around 38k to keep the average prisoner locked up”?

This figure is up from 30k in 2008
www.telegraph.co.uk...
www.independent.co.uk...

And its risen largely due to the same ideology demanding prisoners have ever more rights (to keep the middle classes scared of pretty, petty issues).
At the end of the day, the elites, who matter and who run our “democracy” are already very well protected. For them it really is a waste of money protecting our almost powerless electorate, who have nobody to turn to, except those (the same) elites ensure, remain nothing more than (largely) symbolic political movements (i.e. places for gov agents to monitor-sabotage).



posted on Sep, 11 2010 @ 11:45 PM
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Interesting info about U.S cost of prison, verses Britain’s more wasteful-undemocratically supported, spending.

The total cost of corrections in the 50 states was more than $49 billion in 2007.
Prison costs in 2007 increased six times faster than increases for education.
Average annual cost per prisoner was $23,876. Rhode Island spent the most, at $44,860, and Louisiana the least, at $13,009.

Source: www.gopusa.com...



posted on Sep, 12 2010 @ 12:47 AM
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You British basterds quit trying to out do America. We are the most fraudulent, wasteful, and abusive country on Earth. WE learned it from you.



posted on Sep, 22 2010 @ 11:36 PM
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edit on 22-9-2010 by Exuberant1 because: wrong thread!




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