I’ve blogged previously about the riots that kicked off in cities around England this summer and the reasons why people kicked off like they did. Its no surprise that the forces of the state in the form of the justice system are striking hard against those who engaged in the riots. Even against those who had nothing whatsoever to do with them.
Now the BBC is reporting that two teenage lads from Dundee have been sentenced to three years each for calling for people to head to Dundee city centre to riot. No one took up the call and everything passed off peacefully. Tayside however seems to be the most crime free area in all of Scotland however as the Tayside Police had nothing better to do that track down and prosecute these youngsters for calling for a riot that never happened.
When passing sentence Sheriff Munro said
This is one of the worst breaches of the peace that I have ever had to deal with.
Seriously? Tayside must be one of the most chilled out places in the entire world!
A breach of the peace that resulted in no ones peace being breached is the worst breach of the peace he has ever seen? He is either very new to his job or lives in cloud cuckoo land. These lads should be released now and that Sheriff Munro should be relieved of his position as he obviously does not live, mentally speaking, in the same world as the rest of us.