Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Double standards

Isn't it interesting how the people who are supposed to uphold the law in our country react when the law is broken by one group or another...
A man accused of making offensive comments on a social media website following the killing of Drummer Lee Rigby has had his case dropped.
Mohammed Mazar, 19, of Balmoral Drive, Woking, Surrey, was charged with improper use of the public electronic communications network.
He was due to appear before Guildford magistrates on Tuesday but a prosecutor said his case had been "discontinued".
Police charged several people over comments on websites after the death.
Incidents were reported to police across England with arrests also taking place in Lincoln, Bristol and Hastings.
On Friday, a 23-year-old woman from Hampshire who posted an offensive message on Facebook was sentenced to eight weeks imprisonment, suspended for eight months.
One would almost think that being a muslim makes one a special case under the law, after all, ask Rhea Paige about it...
Considering the complete over-reaction by law enforcement over peoples reactions to the death of Lee Rigby where an 85 year old woman was arrested for swearing outside a mosque, where other people like the woman mentioned were charged over facebook comments you'd think at least there would be an attempt at some form of balance?
Actually, I suspect no-one who reads this will be surprised. Time and time again people from minority groups have gotten away with far lighter sentencing, or charges dropped which if the roles had been reversed would have been dealt with severely by the courts.
True equality means that everyone is treated the same, we do not have any form of equality in our country anymore.
"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others"
George Orwell, Animal Farm.

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Anonymous said...

Not just this country, I'm afraid. Back from Belgium, where the people are regretting the return of government - they consider that the country ran far better without anyone "in charge".

Their new PM is homosexual, and the first law past is that assault on a person will earn 5 years in prison; assault a homosexual, and you get 20 years. So much for equality.

Radical Rodent

p.s. please can you resist using the word "gotten"; and ugly word that is totally unnecessary; commonly used by Americans, it is easily replaced with more pleasant phrasing.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps someone should set up a UK site called Judicial Watch to keep tabs on our untouchable judiciary and hold them up to public account.
I notice the US already has one called Judicial Watch.