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A man has been accused of trying to start a water fight in the centre of Colchester in Essex.
The 20-year-old man from Colchester allegedly sent messages via a Blackberry messenger, said a spokeswoman for Essex Police.
He has been charged with the offence of encouraging or assisting in the commission of an indictable only offence.
Originally posted by Redwookieaz
I don't know what is dumber, the police for charging this person or the people that agree with them...
Originally posted by wiredamerican
It amazes me just how many people use the "Blackberry" device in the UK. It almost seems the blackberry is the only smart phone they have. Do they have a market for other phones?
Originally posted by mustangill
yeah, so, next time you want to send out a text to all your friends to come join you...
Originally posted by Lynda101
This policy of arresting people for things like 'water fights', sounds ludicrous but whats darker is that people's opportunity to work is being threatened by this knee-jerk reaction. Once you have even a caution it shows up and so many jobs demand a CAB check. Its almost as though its now government policy to marginalize as many people as it possibly can. Stupid because you take away someone's earning capacity and the state has to support them and their family. No one wins here. I don't remember voting for these tactics or the right of the government to spy on me. There's a fine line between Nanny State and dictatorship and its getting blurrier by the day.
Also does anyone else get the impression Cameron is trying to treat us all like we are some kind of kindergarten kids the head boy bullies.
He told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show "we do things when we're young that we deeply regret".
First, though, I want to know if this readiness to please means he'll confess to the unvarnished truth about an episode he once passed off as 'a drunken prank'. My understanding is that it was much more than that. It was arson, actually. He could have gone to jail, ending his chances of a political career before it had even begun. The property he destroyed, deliberately, was priceless.