Judge George Bathurst-Norman has acquitted the attackers of an arms factory in Brighton UK 18th of January 2009. Simply because they claimed they wanted to “prevent Israel from harming Gaza”.
Judge Bathurst-Norman told the Hove Crown Court jury in his summing up:
“You may well think that hell on earth would not be an understatement of what the Gazans suffered in that time”.
Five pro-Palestinian activists broke into an arms factory in Brighton and caused £180,000 worth of damage.
The five said they were seeking to prevent war crimes in Gaza.
The activists are Robert Nicholls, 52, Tom Woodhead, 25, Harvey Tadman, 44, Ornella Saibene, 50, all from Bristol, and Simon Levin, 35, from Brighton. They argued that they were legally justified breaking into the factory, owned by EDO MBM.
The Israeli ambassador to United Kingdom Ron Prosor has sharply responded:
“After reading the judge’s statement, there is no doubt that this is not a great era of the British justice system. I assume that Sderot’s children, who have lived under thousands of missiles, for years, will be able to enlighten the judge as to the meaning of ‘hell on earth.”
“I am convinced that His Honour would have ruled differently had he been sitting in the Sderot youth cultural centre, rather than on Brighton’s sunny shores.”
The five defendants admitted they had broken in and sabotaged the factory on the outskirts of Brighton, but argued they were legally justified in doing so.
Paul Hills, EDO MBM’s managing director, denied that the company supplied arms components to Israel.
The five were found not guilty of conspiracy to cause criminal damage. Two other defendants, Elijah Smith, 42, and Chris Osmond, 29, of Brighton, are still awaiting a verdict.
Source: The Jewish Chronicle
26th of November 1976, the Punk Rock Band “Sex Pistols” released their album “Anarchy in the UK”.
The lyrics was like this:
ha ha ha ha ha…
I am an antichrist
I am an anarchist
Don’t know what I want
But I know how to get it
I wanna destroy passerby
Cause I wanna be Anarchy
Anarchy for the UK
It’s coming sometime and maybe
I give a wrong time stop at traffic line
Your future dream is a sharpie’s scheme
Cause I wanna be Anarchy
In the city
(end of lyrics)
I might be wrong, but:
The biggest fan vocalist Johnny Rotten will ever get, seems to be Judge George Bathurst-Norman.
I might get some pepper for publishing a link to a Punk Rock video at this Messianic site. But I cant think of a more suitable comment to the court system in the UK, a nation now also having dozen of secret Sharia courts.
You can watch the Punk Rock lyrics on this video.