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(Mercury News)   British woman trains floodlights on her neigbor's windows, trashes their cars, plays loud "rape" music and strews dead animals and feces in driveways. This being Britain, she's politely charged with anti-social behaviour   (mercurynews.com) divider line 118
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2006-05-19 12:08:26 AM  
That broad is nuts.
 
2006-05-19 12:51:19 AM  
Wow, and all my neighbors do is fark half-heartedly or occasionally turn on the stereo. Even the stupid yuppie whore who used to leave her barking dogs tied to a pipe outside of the goofy vegan cafe across the street has stopped coming by.

I'm starting to feel neglected. You know, because of all of this peace and quiet and stuff.

/please, don't make more noise around here, it's kind of nice
 
2006-05-19 12:54:36 AM  
Mom?
 
2006-05-19 02:22:07 AM  
played choral work "about rape, pillage and the trashing of villages,"...

Who knew there was choral work about rape & pillage? Maybe it was just viking rowing music? You know, to make the time go by while you are headed to the next peaceful village?
 
2006-05-19 02:22:37 AM  
Wow. What a loony biatch.

My neighbors are pretty nice, except for the a-hole that makes smartass comments about eating my dog. Big fat farking moran that guy. That dog would kill him if I let him off leash.

/believe it
//dog pic in profile
///not AW, but am drinkying
 
2006-05-19 04:47:04 AM  
Submitter obviously isn't British -- an anti-social order there is pretty farking drastic. As in "The Council Says, DIAF, Please".

Kind of like a Restraining Order in the states, except that your neighbors are now allowed to get all medieval on your ass, and the Bobbies can stop pretending to be polite.

Boo-yah.
 
2006-05-19 04:48:55 AM  
thejeff001: Wow, dude. Some coincidences there.

1) My biatches would love yours, or at least play him/her to death.
2) Once applied to be a Jeopardy! writer, and got down to the last 3 out of 900. But wasn't one of the last 2 out of 3.
3) Suck it, Trebek.
 
2006-05-19 04:51:07 AM  
JB-NoHo: Kind of like a Restraining Order in the states, except that your neighbors are now allowed to get all medieval on your ass, and the Bobbies can stop pretending to be polite.

That and if you do things that are merely screwy and not overtly criminal you go to jail. You are officially disliked by the state, and put on notice.

/you're a pirate, man
//that would explain everything
 
2006-05-19 04:56:49 AM  
all I'm getting is a registration page.

is the article worth it?
 
2006-05-19 04:58:41 AM  
soze

After reading your profile, I'm too tired and impressed to go make noise outside your place. Plus Albany is a bit distant.
 
2006-05-19 04:59:28 AM  
When I was in college up at Penn State, I had a landlady who acted just like this. Everyone always wondered where she disappeared to. Now we know.
 
2006-05-19 05:00:22 AM  
JB-NoHo: Submitter obviously isn't British -- an anti-social order there is pretty farking drastic.


Plus she was ordered to pay £75,000.
 
2006-05-19 05:06:00 AM  
binnster, say what you want, but to Americans, an "Anti-Social Order" sounds about as silly as this woman's actions.

Where I live, no one would have noticed.
 
2006-05-19 05:09:26 AM  
Rain-Monkey
According to the radio news, she played Carmina Burana constantly (let's Carl the whole thing Orff)
 
2006-05-19 05:11:20 AM  
ASBOs are like medals for the scum of society these days
 
2006-05-19 05:18:33 AM  
BenR: (let's Carl the whole thing Orff)

Dude... high five. That pun made me LOL. Although, if I had a neighbor who played Carmina Burana constantly, I'd pop over for tea. Unless she went beyond "O Fortuna" and into the "Uh, yeah, nobody knows these bits" bits. And if she insisted on "In Taberna", I'd probably kill her.

nomadmalachi: binnster, say what you want, but to Americans, an "Anti-Social Order" sounds about as silly as this woman's actions.

Did I mention that I'm actually 'Murrican, but I pay enough attention to other cultures to know what the whole Anti Social Order thing means?

Can I pop 'round and say high when I happen to be on the other side of the pond? Just so I can tell people back here that I knocked up a couple of Britsh farkers?

Now pass the joint. I'm hungry...
 
2006-05-19 05:19:03 AM  
a choral work "about rape, pillage and the trashing of villages"

One of JS Bach's lesser known Cantatas.

/Whose Burg is Feste now, biotch?
 
2006-05-19 05:31:18 AM  
if you believe in jailing people quickly and efficiently (not everybody does, some support civil rights and a robust legal system for example) asbo's are great and becoming very common!

5 years in jail pretty much automatically for breaching one and most are appallingly written ( being written by the local council not lawyers).

Getting one approved is virtually a rubber stamp by the courts, kinda scary actually.
 
2006-05-19 05:32:51 AM  
ASBOs are also overused, and almost impossible to overturn.

I believe there was one ASBO against being sarcastic, for instance.

My Brit friends say the whole thing is pretty broken.
 
2006-05-19 05:33:51 AM  
BTW, can I get a barrister from there to come here and put an ASBO on my neighbor across the way? Aside from being generally fat as a flat block and unpleasant, biatch seems to do nothing but laundry. Seven days a week, twenty four hours a day.

I can't get a load in edgewise. And god no, I do not mean that in a dirty way.
 
2006-05-19 05:35:46 AM  
Apparently the "rape music" in question was Carmina Burana, the piece that inspired the terrifying choral soundtrack to The Omen......

As an aside, I can no longer listen to "Singing in the Rain" having watched "A Clockwork Orange".
 
2006-05-19 05:42:43 AM  
Reminds me of a letter in Viz (one of Britain's finest publications) a few months back. It went something like

"I moved into a new house recently, and celebrated with a week of parties. I invited everyone over and had drink, music and dancing way into the night. So imagine my surprise when my neighbours served me with an Anti-Social Behaviour Order. I couldn't believe it! I invited them all but none of them came. If anyone's anti-social, it's them."
 
2006-05-19 05:47:48 AM  
thejeff001: My neighbors are pretty nice, except for the a-hole that makes smartass comments about eating my dog. Big fat farking moran that guy. That dog would kill him if I let him off leash.

Aww.. that's a fantastic dog. I get snarky comments from neighbours about mine as well (fairly large female dobie, goes by the name of Bael) but nobody seems willing to make them to my face... despite the fact that she's amongst the softest, most friendly dogs I've ever had the pleasure of meeting.

My neighbours *now*.. well, I'm in student digs, and they're all devoutly religious and in bed by 11. Me, on the other hand.. I'm the one that has sex and parties. I've got 'em displaying a Pavlovian response now -- they hear EBM or industrial, they cower in their rooms. Occasionally, I feel guilty. Then I get better.
 
2006-05-19 05:51:25 AM  
Semjaza: (fairly large female dobie, goes by the name of Bael)

Dobies are actually very sweet dogs. I think they get their bad rep because people automatically fear them, they sense the fear and get all nervous. Same thing with Rottweilers, although they're just Sheep Dogs in leather jackets.

And my girls want me to say "Hello" to yours. Actually, they want to sniff her butt, except that they've now just smudged up my monitor. Sigh...
 
2006-05-19 05:51:46 AM  
Fark you Rain-Monkey, you stole my joke!

/Viking Metal rules
 
2006-05-19 05:56:56 AM  
Rain-Monkey: Maybe it was just viking rowing music?
Ah, ah,
We come from the land of the ice and snow,
from the midnight sun where the hot springs blow.
The hammer of the gods
Will drive our ships to new lands,
To fight the horde, singing and crying:
Valhalla, I am coming!
On we sweep with threshing oar,
Our only goal will be the western shore.
(Viking Kitties not included).
 
2006-05-19 06:20:24 AM  
JB-NoHo: I think we (Iceland) should make that our national anthem...
 
2006-05-19 06:24:08 AM  
More accurate reporting (with pic) here
 
2006-05-19 06:29:07 AM  
apocalypsenowuk has hit the nail right on the head. These things are rarely, if ever, enforced and are just a token gesture that the scum who receive them see as badges of honour.

The ridiculous thing is that the actions she's banned from doing are actually illegal anyway: Under the ASBO, Wilding is banned from damaging property, from entering domestic properties without the owners' consent and from spreading trash anywhere outside her property. All those things are illegal!

Judge: "You are hereby banned from breaking the law!"
Habitual Criminal: "Oh no, what am I going to do now. I can't break the law because I'm banned from doing so, what a quandary. I guess I'll have to be good from now on."

It's a waste of time and money and doesn't work as far as I'm concerned. The £75,000, while a nice gesture, will probably be paid for by the public, as per usual in these cases against the lowest common denominator.
 
2006-05-19 06:39:32 AM  
...'and blocking local roads with dead animals and dog feces'...

Blocking roads with dog feces? Like, entire roads? With turds? Granted, the place was called _Bottom_ley, but still, thats a lotta shiat...
 
2006-05-19 06:50:52 AM  
ello!fancy a bit of poop?
 
2006-05-19 06:53:32 AM  
I submitted this yesterday, didn't get greenlit but relevant.

ASBO's are kinda like the 3 strikes thing. You have an ASBO on ya, you break the rules detailed in it, you go to jail, do not pass go or go to trial etc.

\No Shirt, no shoes, no souvlaki.
\\obscure ?
 
2006-05-19 06:54:00 AM  
The Envoy - I get where you're coming from, but ASBOs do serve a purpose.

This woman had been arrested more than 30 times in 2 years but never ended up in court (don't know why). Now the Police don't have to take her to court to get her charged with a small, individual, specific crime (attracting an insignificant sentence) they can take her to court for breaching the ASBO.

In theory this makes it easier to prosecute someone for repeated poor misdemeanours that individually look trivial but which cause tremendous problems when combined. It also enables harsher sentencing for these smaller crimes.

This woman is as mad as a lorry - I can't wait for the next installment!
 
2006-05-19 06:55:42 AM  
"Open up...it's the pigs."
 
Isi
2006-05-19 07:05:06 AM  
Where the fark was she getting all these dead animals to put in the streets from? They should be looking into animal cruelty charges, too.
 
2006-05-19 07:15:29 AM  
From the case studies in the link:

"Earlier this year an application was made in Manchester for an ASBO on a female prostitute. It was alleged she was causing a nuisance in Manchester by accosting men and generally causing offence. The Magistrates agreed to an ASBO. One of its conditions was that she was prohibited from carrying condoms within the given area. Unfortunately her drug clinic was within the restricted area and one of the services it provided was the provision of free condoms as part of its harm-reduction strategy. She has now breached the order, has been put on probation and is facing the possibility of prison."

Denying her the use of condoms... yup that's in society's best interest.
 
2006-05-19 07:20:37 AM  
yes, doccm9?
 
2006-05-19 07:28:20 AM  
Rape music? Yeah, well, welcome to last year lady!
 
2006-05-19 07:33:48 AM  
Carmina Burana? Lol, GWAR laughs at Orff. Althought the part the used for Excalibur is pretty catchy.
 
2006-05-19 07:34:10 AM  
This is the new and improved "Get off my lawn!" There's hating your neighbors and then this. She needs a nice rest in a padded room.
 
2006-05-19 07:35:47 AM  
PortWineBoy, you tha miz-an! We need ten assistants...preferably Swedish.

My 'hood is comprised of large houses subdivided into apartments. Ours is the only one that isn't subsidized, and we have had some real characters. My favorite was a nearby couple:

The man would have his friends over to drink play basketball at 4:00AM, hollering and generally making nuisances of themselves. Same man found his way into jail a LOT for beating up his girlfriend. That's where he is now.

The woman would always bother us "rich people" for soap, cooking oil, rides to places, and other sundries she couldn't handle because she was too busy buying toys for her asshat criminal kids. She would beat the living shiat out of same. She moved, and has taken her little brats, to another subsidized locale.

Collectively, when they argued, they'd scream so loud we could hear them through their walls, through about 75 feet of space, and then through OUR walls. The show "Cops" could have had a special on these guys.

/Subsidized neighbors suck.
 
2006-05-19 07:37:03 AM  
Pert: As an aside, I can no longer listen to "Singing in the Rain" having watched "A Clockwork Orange".

I can't listen to "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" after last week's Doctor Who episode. Not that I wanted to anyway, but it's nice to have the option.
 
hlx
2006-05-19 07:50:41 AM  
Brad_Will: I can't listen to "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" after last week's Doctor Who episode. Not that I wanted to anyway, but it's nice to have the option.

I know what you mean. Still it would have been nice to see more of the brain-remover machine.
 
2006-05-19 07:53:49 AM  
nomadmalachi

say what you want, but to Americans, an "Anti-Social Order" sounds about as silly as this woman's actions.

That's becuse most americans are clueless about the words they use. They seem to think that the word anti-social is refering to socializing when it actually refers to behavior that causes problems for others or is 'against society'.

/yes, I'm american
 
2006-05-19 08:01:54 AM  
Dilbert J. Galt

I'm sure alot of Americans will know the correct meaning of "anti-social" after this thread. Luckily there are people like us to explain to the unknowing that it doesn't mean being quiet or shy.
 
2006-05-19 08:02:34 AM  
Um, yeah, she's crazy and needs to be put away.

/ and sedated
// I wanna be sedated.
 
2006-05-19 08:07:57 AM  
Dilbert J. Galt

Society? That there's pinko talk.
 
2006-05-19 08:08:24 AM  
Whats the point of these anti-social orders why dont they just lock them up.

I keep reading it as anti-social disorder.
 
2006-05-19 08:12:05 AM  
Sounds like a real life Maxine!!
 
2006-05-19 08:13:59 AM  
Rape music? Was it the rape song from "The Fantasticks"?

Rape!
R-a-a-a-pe!
Raa-aa-aa-pe!

A pretty rape!
A literary rape!

We've the obvious open schoolboy rape,
With little mandolins and perhaps a cape.
The rape by coach; it's little in request.
The rape by day, but the rape by night is best.

Just try to see it.
And you will soon agree, señors,
Why
Invite regret,
When you can get the sort of rape
You'll never ever forget.

You can get the rape emphatic.
You can get the rape polite.
You can get the rape with Indians:
A very charming sight.
You can get the rape on horseback;
They'll all say it's new and gay.
So you see the sort of rape
Depends on what you pay.
It depends on what you
Pay.

The kids will love it.
It depends on what you pay!
So why be stingy?
It depends on what you --

The spectacular rape,
With costumes ordered from the East.
Requires rehearsal
And takes a dozen men at least.
A couple of singers,
And a string quartet.
A major production.
Requires a set.

Sounds expensive!

Just try to see it.
And you will soon si,si señors,
Why
Invite regret,
When you can get the sort of rape
You'll never ever forget.

You can get the rape emphatic.
You can get the rape polite.
You can get the rape with Indians:
A very charming sight.
You can get the rape on horseback;
They'll all say it's new and gay.
So you see the sort of rape
Depends on what you pay.
It depends on what you
Pay.

So why be stingy?
It depends on what you pay!
The kids will love it.
It depends on what you --

The comic rape.
Perhaps it's just a trifle too unique.
Romantic rape:
Done while canoeing on a moonlit creek.
The gothic rape!
I play "Valkyrie" on a bass bassoon!
The drunken rape.
It's done completely in a cheap saloon.

The rape Venetian
Needs a blue lagoon.
The rape with moonlight
Or without a moon.
Moonlight is expensive but it's in demand.
The military rape:
It's done with drummer and a band.

You understand?
I understand.
It's very grand.
It's very grand.
It's done with drums and a great big brass band!
Yeah!

Just try to see it.
I see it!
I see it!
And you will soon si,si señors,
Why
Invite regret,
When you can get the sort of rape
You'll never ever forget.

You can get the rape emphatic.
You can get the rape polite.
You can get the rape with Indians:
A very charming sight.
You can get the rape on horseback;
They'll all say it's new and gay.
So you see the sort of rape
Depends on what you pay.
So you see the sort of rape
Depends on what you pay.
So you see the sort of rape
Depends on what you pay.
So you see the sort of rape
Depends on what you pay.
Depends on what you pay.
Depends on what you pay.
Depends on what you pay.
Depends on what you pay.


So why be stingy?
It depends on what you pay!
The kids will love it.
It depends on what you

Ra-aa-aa-pe!
Ole!
 
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