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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 02:09 PM
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32 months in prison for throwing fire extinguisher off roof?
London student protester gets 32-month sentence

London (CNN) -- A student protester who threw a fire extinguisher off the roof of Conservative Party headquarters during a demonstration last year was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison Tuesday, Southwark Crown Court in London said.

Edward Woollard pleaded guilty to violent disorder, admitting he threw the fire extinguisher in November.

He was part of a massive student protest against government plans to allow universities to triple tuition fees.

A group of protesters broke into the headquarters of the governing Conservative Party, smashing windows, spray-painting anarchy symbols and setting off flares before being forced out of the building.

http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/europe/01/11/uk.stude...
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 02:12 PM
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1. That would have been a deadly weapon...
coming off a roof.... Had anyone been walking along the area below, he'd be facing manslaughter charges in all likelihood.
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 03:53 PM
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6. It was within a few feet of the police and crowd below
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OneTenthofOnePercent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 02:51 PM
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2. My guess is the sentencing also had something to with the B&E, vandalism, & attempted arson...
Not to mention that if there were people below it could be considered reckless endagerment or possibly attempted homicide.

Do the crime(s)... do the time.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 02:54 PM
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3. In the US it's considered reckless endangerment, like DUI that doesn't kill anyone.
Quite appropriate, IMHO.
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 02:54 PM
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4. Almost as much as Delay. Imagine that.
How much are the British lawmakers getting for looting the treasury and indenturing future generations?
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Motown_Johnny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-11 02:56 PM
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5. this was a guilt plea too, Delay fought for years
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