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Neighbour found guilty of racially abusing NZ-born woman by calling her a 'stupid fat Australian

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posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 10:42 PM
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Neighbour found guilty of racially abusing New Zealand-born woman by calling her a 'stupid fat Australian'

A Czech women living in the UK has been convicted of racially abusing a New Zealand women by calling her Australian.


A woman has been found guilty of racially abusing her New Zealand-born neighbour – by calling her an Australian.
Petra Mills called Chelsea O’Reilly a ‘stupid fat Australian’ during a drunken tirade outside her home.

Miss O’Reilly, 21, who has dual British and New Zealand nationality, told magistrates: ‘She called me a stupid fat Australian b****. Because of my accent there can be some confusion over my nationality. ‘She knew I was from New Zealand. She was trying to be offensive. I was really insulted.’

...chairman of the magistrates bench, Brian Donohue... ...told Mills: ‘You were in an emotional and inebriated state. The word “Australian” was used. It was racially aggravated.’

Daily Mail


It is a criminal offense to call someone a 'fat Australian'?

Be careful what you say in the UK these days. Free speech is a thing of the past.

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posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 10:48 PM
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It's probably more the "stupid fat" part, but the intention of being racially abusive is there.



posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 10:49 PM
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Soo... racism is basically whatever they define it as now? Or are we conceding Australian is now a race?

Err.... This is kinda taking one concept and stretching it to the breaking point in covering another...and then some.


Racial? Really?? What would Martin Luther King say?



posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 10:51 PM
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THE EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND ITS FIVE PROTOCOLS


ARTICLE 10 Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. this right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers. This article shall not prevent States from requiring the licensing of broadcasting, television or cinema enterprises. The exercise of these freedoms, since it carries with it duties and responsibilities, may be subject to such formalities, conditions, restrictions or penalties as are prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic society, in the interests of national security, territorial integrity or public safety, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, for the protection of the reputation or the rights of others, for preventing the disclosure of information received in confidence, or for maintaining the authority and impartiality of the judiciary.


I'm all for freedom of speech, but this was not criticism this women harassed and slandered another person. Is it not reasonable to fine her for her wrong doing, she is not being sent to a reeducation camp to be brain washed..
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posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 10:57 PM
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I read the article, and am a little confused. Would it have been acceptable to call her "a stupid, fat artichoke?"

Is New Zealand home to a different race? Is every nation its own race? They both look white, European. What am I missing?



posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 11:00 PM
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The whole fact they charged her with some racial law I agree is absurd, but the women still committed a crime by harassing another person for no justifiable reason.
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posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 11:03 PM
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Originally posted by charles1952
I read the article, and am a little confused. Would it have been acceptable to call her "a stupid, fat artichoke?"

Is New Zealand home to a different race? Is every nation its own race? They both look white, European. What am I missing?


Can you imagine what they would have done to the Czech girl if her 'victim' hadn't been white and European looking?

Going by present British court form, a custodial sentence would have been a real possibility.

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posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 11:04 PM
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No freedom of speech? ;(

But I guess this isn't the USA.

But since when is Australian a race?

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posted on Nov, 22 2012 @ 05:54 AM
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I welcome this! I am so sick of the US being #1 for putting people in jail. Go UK, you can do it!
You can be #1 for incarcerations! I believe in you!



posted on Nov, 22 2012 @ 06:00 AM
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So this is about one incident where the woman called the other woman a "stupid fat Australian".

It has nothing to do with race and I didn't know it was illegal to insult a person, and I certainly didn't know that one incident will get you punsihed by the state.

Ridiculous.

Who would even go to the police for that?
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posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 01:30 AM
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Your for Freedom of Speech .. but then say this lady deserves it because she insulted the Australian? (I'm insulting her, I didn't get it wrong). Guess what. You don't believe in Free Speech.

I should be allowed to call you whatever I want. So long as it is not followed with a threatening action or act it should be protected as free speech.









 
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