Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Karma Came For Karma....

The attack happened outside Vanessa De Alvia's home in Canberra on Thursday while she was at the shops.
Her terrified children were looking on as the 'hero with a bat' turned up and started laying blow after blow into Karma, the family pet.
In an effort to prevent said 'family pet' killing someone else's family pet! 

Not because he mistook the beast for a stray bouncing googly....
Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, Ms De Alvia said: 'They got out and grabbed the pug. It looks bad in the footage but they were just playing with it like a tug of war like she was a toy.'
Ah, yes, the 'they are only playing!' defence. Watch the footage. They are not playing.
'My neighbour, the lady, called for her partner to help her separate them as she had the baby.'
'Then hero with a bat came and started swinging. We don't know him, have never seen him before.
'My son tried to tell him to use water but he ignored it then hit my dog until she died.'
I bet there's lots of bereaved owners of now-dead pets that would be only too happy to have 'hero with a bat' turn up in their hour of need, don't you?
She says she hopes "he gets everything thrown at him" for the attack.
Rose petals, keys to the city, plaudits..?
Ms De Alvia added: 'Well my son's traumatised he tried to tell the man what to do but he didn't listen and did what he wanted to do.'
She hopes more awareness will come of what has happened so far.
'People need to listen. My son tried to tell him he ignored it,' Ms De Alvia said. Violence against animals is not necessary and its not right.'
It shouldn't be necessary, you're right. People should be more responsible. That means you, love.

There Has To Be More To This Story...

Four men who beat a dog owner with a golf club and pool cue because he put a bag of dog poo in their bin have been jailed.
The victim suffered a fractured skull and bleeding to the brain in the attack in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, on 7 July.
His dog was swung by its lead and beaten with wood.
What sort of animals are these?
Paul Hands, 38, who planned the attack, was jailed for 13 years for assault. Three others were jailed for up to 11 years. At Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court, Darren Barnfather, 51, of Holebottom, was sentenced to 11 years for assault. John McCarthy, 52, was jailed for two-and-a-half years. Darren Bagnell, 51, of Hilton Cresent, Ashton-under-Lyne, also got two-and-a-half years.
 Harsh sentencing (for the modern UK). That says to me this wasn't their first offence.
Det Con Simon Cropper, of Greater Manchester Police, said the "vicious" attack was over "such a trivial matter".
Yet fails to utter the usual platitudes about this being 'an isolated offence'...

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

I Can Think Of Another Way It Could Have Been Avoided, Megan....

Southwark Crown Court heard he was known to have a history of standing in the path of moving vehicles, an issue known to both duty holders which they failed to address adequately.
By finding him other work, perchance?
The court also heard both the council and Veolia failed to take into account the specific capabilities of this vulnerable worker and to take reasonably practicable steps to ensure his safety working within a high-risk environment.
One has to ask why they took him on in the first place. Was it because his value as a tick in the 'diversity' box outweighed his other capabilities?
Speaking after the hearing, Health and Safety inspector Megan Carr said: “This serious workplace transport incident could have been avoided if both duty holders had taken the appropriate safety precautions when planning this activity.
“Failing to identify the risks led to this man suffering serious life changing injuries.”
Perhaps it's not just the council & Veolia you should be looking at here, Megan?

"You got to know when to hold 'em..."

"..know when to fold 'em..."
Northamptonshire Police withdrew an order to have the dog destroyed ahead of a hearing at Wellingborough Magistrates' Court.
The court ruled that Muppet, a lurcher-whippet crossed with a Staffordshire bull terrier, should be muzzled at all times while in public.
Yes, I knew it'd be worth keeping an eye on this case.
Police had initially proposed to have the dog put down and had twice asked Mr Penfold to sign a voluntary destruction order. When he refused, the case was sent to court.
However, before the hearing on Thursday, Mr Penfold and the force reached an agreement that such an order would not be made as it was "completely out of character for Muppet".
Magistrates also ordered that the dog must be secured to prevent escape and controlled while in public by someone over 16. They also ordered Mr Penfold maintain third party insurance for the dog.
Seems poker's not your game, cops. You blinked.
Speaking after the hearing, Mr Penfold said it had made his Christmas to be reunited with "placid" Muppet in December after not seeing him since he was seized last February.
Ah, well, it's only taxpayers' money, after all.

Monday, 19 February 2018

Vile Creature...

The Magistrates accepted her remorse and acknowledged that the situation was tense for everyone involved.
Well, really? For the injured party and the scum on trial, yes. But for vastly different reasons.
She was given a six week sentence, suspended for 12 months. She also must complete 180 hours of unpaid work.
What sort of work is she capable of? Maybe cleaning out the disabled toilets in a care home, perchance?

With her tongue.

When Someone Tells Someone Else To 'Go Home If You Don't Like It Here'...

...and they are named 'Funmi'.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Blaming The School For Your Own Parenting Failure...

A parent is outraged after her son's school told students....
Wait, wait! I'm not ready yet!

*fetches popcorn, settles in*

OK, begin!
...they would not be allowed to buy lunch in the canteen unless they were wearing blazers.
Seems an easy fix, then. Tell junior to wear the blazer.
Bishop Justus Church of England School in Bromley confirmed to News Shopper the rule was to "encourage students to wear their blazers".
Why aren't they wearing their blazers? No-one seems to have a good reason not to...
One parent believes the condition is too severe. The mum told News Shopper: "By all means punish a child with detention. But to deny them food when some haven't even had time for breakfast is abuse of authority and also of the child."
If junior 'hasn't had time for breakfast', that's not the fault of the school, is it? Especially when the solution is within your own hands. Tell junior to wear the blazer! Sorted!
"Bishop Justus is a Christian school with Christian values, yet denies a child to eat as a form of punishment."
I seem to remember quite a lot about obeying authority in the Bible. Did you skip those bits?
"If the child is diabetic and needs to eat this could cause many problems with health."
Yeah, fairly sure the school's thought of this one. Bet there's a big increase in diabetic kids next term!
"For this to be allowed in a day and age where people are struggling to afford food, parents are hoping their child is eating at school."
If you're hoping that the school is feeding your child because you can't (more likely, won't...) you've got bigger problems that school policies on uniforms.
"My child shares their lunch with children that have been denied food. Some have left crying. This effects children's energy moods and also their studying."
Then tell junior to WEAR THE BLOODY BLAZER!