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(STV.tv)   Staring at a politician? See you in court   (news.stv.tv) divider line 57
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2013-10-15 01:49:31 PM  

brimed03: Walker: mediablitz: Walker: The UK gets wackier everyday. Staring is now a crime there.

Maybe the whole stalking charge has something to do with it, beyond the staring?

Sorry, didn't see any mention of "stalking" in the article, just staring.

Dogan Arslan is accused of staring at her and her Pollokshaws Road office from a parked car outside.
The 47-year-old from Battlefield, in Glasgow's southside, is alleged to have carried out the offence between October and December 2012.

Papers from Glasgow Sheriff Court allege that he "engaged in course of conduct" which caused people in the office, including the SNP politician, "fear and alarm".

It is claimed Arslan "repeatedly loitered within a parked motor vehicle in the vicinity of the office premises" and stared at the offices and Ms Sturgeon.

I'm sorry, do you need a dictionary? Do you not get the concept of "stalking?"

If they had ignored it and he shot the office up three weeks later, you'd be the first to herpaderp about how they should have taken the hint when he repeatedly creeped the office from his car.

You're just a contrarian. You're the worst kind of people.

/oh I know: no, you're not


The stalking charge is linked at the bottom of the story.

Charged with stalking
 
2013-10-15 02:06:12 PM  
The problem isn't with the people who find the corner-cases of the law; the problem is with the people who are confronted with the corner-cases of the law and want to expand the law to cover the corner-cases.
 
2013-10-15 04:35:28 PM  

clyph: ladyfortuna: 3. He or she engages in a course of conduct or repeatedly commits acts which alarm or seriously annoy such other person and which serve no legitimate purpose.

Has that law ever been challenged?   Doesn't sound like it would survive - too vague and subjective.   What's alarming or annoying to some pansy-assed hand-wringer who is afraid of their own shadow might not even register to a reasonable person.


I honestly don't know, I haven't heard anything saying it has been. However I also am fairly certain it's a pretty new addition to the statute, within the last say 5-10 years, so give it time. It's stupid and my own FIL actually got nailed with it at a heated town meeting. He brushed against one of opposition while storming out after exchanging words and and got charged with 'shoving' him. He had to pay a fine and write an 'apology' letter, which was funny because it was brief and not very sincere, so the whiner went to the paper about it.

/yay, local politics
 
2013-10-15 04:46:43 PM  

ladyfortuna: clyph: ladyfortuna: 3. He or she engages in a course of conduct or repeatedly commits acts which alarm or seriously annoy such other person and which serve no legitimate purpose.

Has that law ever been challenged?   Doesn't sound like it would survive - too vague and subjective.   What's alarming or annoying to some pansy-assed hand-wringer who is afraid of their own shadow might not even register to a reasonable person.

I honestly don't know, I haven't heard anything saying it has been. However I also am fairly certain it's a pretty new addition to the statute, within the last say 5-10 years, so give it time. It's stupid and my own FIL actually got nailed with it at a heated town meeting. He brushed against one of opposition while storming out after exchanging words and and got charged with 'shoving' him. He had to pay a fine and write an 'apology' letter, which was funny because it was brief and not very sincere, so the whiner went to the paper about it.

/yay, local politics


"I'm sorry you're a self-centered prick who doesn't know the difference between an accidental bump and a shove"?
 
2013-10-15 08:19:02 PM  
Why did you have to stare at the mayor?

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2013-10-15 11:59:29 PM  
That's just how they go a-courtin' in Turkey; should he not have done that?
 
2013-10-16 02:33:31 PM  

grumpfuff: "I'm sorry you're a self-centered prick who doesn't know the difference between an accidental bump and a shove"?


It wasn't quite that blatant, but yeah something like that. When the guy whined to the paper and they actually wrote a blurb about it, I was just like... *MASSIVE FACEPALM*. A bartender I know told me that this guy's own family can't even stand him so I don't feel the least bit bad laughing at him.
 
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