Monday, 25 January 2010
Section 5 of the Public Order Act. What a load of bollocks.
This law means if your walking down the street telling your mate what a cunt your boss is and a copper overhears you. The copper can ask you to pay an on the spot £80 fine or arrest you and give you a court date where you could pay £1,000 fine. And this is cause your language may be '' threatening, abusive or insulting''. How vague is that. You could call some one a numpty and that could be seen as ''insulting''.
Now I don't think walking down the street shouting cunt shit fuck and any child that looks at you is alright. But this is just another stupid law that we've managed without for years.
This law also applies to what your wearing. There was a bloke a while back selling 'Bollocks to Blair' t shirts who was fined him £80 for causing harassment, alarm and distress. Now to me the Police uniform causes ''harassment, alarm and distress'', but I don't think I'd ever get £80 out of them.