Here you are Fruity. How it fails.
I was once slandered by some scum bags - like the police get - when I was a local government employee. My union and employers said it wasn't worth taking action because the scum bags didn't have any money and you can't seize their assets because he house belonged to the council.
Law = fail
Perks of the job
Agencies would be more than busy if they had to resolve every verbal altercation that takes place between families. A big difference. How many officers have split up arguing couples and told them to 'grow up' and left them to nurse their egos? Best not start counting.
Yes, like you, I have witnessed verbal aggression toward children more times than I can remember. Even worse are those who exact punishment in more subtle ways.
Personally I would rely on my excellent reputation and just regard them as the shit that they are. One should never value the comments of people that one does not value. An excellent strategy which I commend to all those who join the professions.
They would also have enjoyed the day in court as it would have brought a little excitement to their miserable lives.
Until they introduce the Korky Kourt method it is still a law fail.
In the big scheme of things this amendment to Sec 5 means very little...............if you call someone a cuddly wuddly beary beary boo who takes offence to it and regards it as abusive and causes alarm, harrassment and distress you are still getting nicked.............the only difference is the removal of insulting which is going to make some big time lawyers a fortune arguing it at the Old Bailey but have very little effect on the great british public at large
Why? The system is designed for suing only those who have money to get redress. Maybe a large fine with the threat of up to ten years in prison would be a better alternative to shut up the maliciousness of scum bags. Failing that the stocks in the market place.
Some laws are designed to serve and protect the weak, feeble, frail and those of a delicate and fragile disposition. But to feel hurt, harassed and distressed at being called a cuddly wuddly beary beary boo suggests they need psychiatric help. But then that would remove yet another power from the police. Oh dear whatever would they do?
Here you are Nippy. Don't give up the fight.
Neigh More Don’t Ask Don’t Tell
"It is interesting to note that the objection the Police have to its removal is that it a ‘valuable tool’ to the maintenance of public order!"
I made pretty much the same point here: http://www.therevcounter.co.uk/general...ml#post1862555