For the fifth time in 12 months, I walked free from court again yesterday – this time in a breach trial brought against me by the National Probation Service (NPS) for refusing to comply with the slave labour part of my Suspended Sentence Order.
First off, a brief explanation is necessary regards the difference between a Community Order (CO) and a Suspended Sentence Order (SSO). As one District Judge commented in a research paper published in 2008:
‘Well, prison is an ever-present part of one isn’t it [the SSO], but not of the other, and that’s the difference in a nutshell. There’s a real threat. As I see it, a Community Order is – look, we’re trying to help you – and anything to do with imprisonment is – look, we’re trying to threaten you.’
The most recent sentencing for a S. 127 offence imposed a six-month Community Order on a 72-year old Independent councillor from the Midlands who pleaded guilty to posting several “offensive” remarks on Facebook about female politicians, including Theresa May and Diane Abbot. (N.B. The councillor’s offending posts have all been relayed – ergo, “caused to be sent” – by the Daily Mail, presumably as a warning to others not to speak their minds).
A Community Order is not a custodial sentence. Usual requirements include an electronically-monitored curfew as well as “Unpaid Work” i.e. forced labour. A Suspended Sentence Order IS a custodial sentence, suspended, usually with no more than two requirements. Mine has five:
1. Unpaid Work 180 hours
2: 20 “rehabilitation” days
3. 12 month social media ban
4. £715 fine
5. Restraining order not to contact my accusers from the Campaign Against Antisemitism (whom I have never contacted. Ugh. Why would I want to do that?)
Despite my having dutifully complied with all other NPS aspects of my SSO, by lunchtime yesterday the NPS was still intent on having the court activate the full term of my custodial sentence. Thanks to a convincing defence submission by my solicitor, Kevin Lowry-Mullins who argued that it would be unjust to send me to prison, I escaped with a slap on the wrist.
As my Appeal against conviction and sentence is due to start in just over eight weeks’ time, it will be interesting to see how the Probation Service decides to move forward with my case. The Sword of Damocles dangles ever closer. If I again refuse to sign the slave labour initiation documents, the whole breach procedure will start over.
Forced labour or imprisonment? That is the question.
Was my SSO intended merely as a threat of prison?
Let’s see. What have the authorities ever done for me?
1. Police have systematically ignored / dismissed threats against my life as well as harassment in the form of anonymous deliveries to my home address and the systematic targeting of my social and professional life. They closed one investigation into my CAA abusers a week before I was first arrested and another investigation opened in January into harassment of me by CAA troll Stephen Applebaum seems to be going nowhere. (All of which was noted in front of Chesterfield Magistrates yesterday).
2. Why did the CPS not bring charges for the “sending” of my songs by others – including by my accusers? Surely this suggests that it is my music – and not the “sending” – that is the issue?
3. The CPS Special Crime and Counter Terrorism Unit (!!!) also ignored – or else failed to put to work its disclosure officer – the police investigations as noted above.
Each custodial sentence costs the government in the region of £35,000, whereas a SSO costs about £4,000.
As a matter of principle (not to mention the fact that I have done nothing wrong asides offend a handful of people who happen to be members of a tiny, albeit vocal and powerful minority and who sought out my Internet posts themselves in order to bring about a prosecution favourable to the Zionist Entity) should I allow myself to be “milked” by the authorities? Or should I be the one doing the “milking” – admittedly at the cost of losing my liberty? How much money has my case cost the public purse so far? My slave labour requirement surpasses the actual time I would have to spend behind bars in some women’s prison. Moreover, I could get a “job” in prison and even receive a symbolic wage. Slave labour would cause severe disruption for longer, as well as imposing further negative impact on my already precarious financial situation (- thanks to the social media ban).
In the event of another breach proceeding, will the authorities cut their losses and implement their threat of prison? Surely this runs the risk of turning me into even more of a free speech martyr..?
If only my accusers had ignored me and left me alone. Alas, as pointed out by David Aaronovitch in last week’s Jewish Chronicle:
Loud Jews, noisy Jews, demanding Jews are not the Jews people like.
Finally, as for my songs supposedly causing “offence” to reasonable members of society, how to explain that the average percentage of “thumbs up” for my YouTube videos (all of which are still online by the way) is 92%?
Does this mean that most YouTube viewers are not decent members of society?
As stated above, my accusers sought out my social media posts themselves. In the case of the three songs considered “grossly offensive”, my accusers not only sought out these videos, they also made a conscious decision to click “play”. They sent the data to themselves. In the case of one song, they even ignored YouTube’s sandbox warning message, meaning they had to click twice. As for (((Survivors))), my original accuser accessed the video on the day it was posted and within two hours had already reported me to both the Chief Constable and Police and Crime Commissioner.
There is a clear difference between Facebook and Twitter postings which are immediately visible and YouTube videos which are viewed after clicking “play”. The fact that all three videos are still accessible on YouTube (although not in my own home country) surely must imply that the right to freedom of expression is being denied to Europeans in European nations on grounds of race?
A few weeks inside won’t change anything. Truth will prevail.
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