Homeless Ex Soldier jailed so he can stay warm..

#1
It beggars belief that in this day & age,someone didn't contact the relevant charities/support services long before it got to this stage.

Cambridge News | Latest News Headlines From Cambridge City & Cambridgeshire | National News By Cambridge News | Ex-soldier sent to jail to help him survive cold

A court sentenced a homeless former soldier to prison to help him “get through the hardest part of winter” as magistrates felt society had “completely let him down”.

Neil Carpenter, who lives in the woods, made dozens of “nuisance” phone calls to 999 – just so he could be sent to jail.

Cambridge Magistrates’ Court also heard how Carpenter, 45, finds his food by searching through bins and waits outside pubs to get discarded alcohol.
 
#2
Must be a Sapper
 
#3
Christ that's sad.

It's terrible that anyone is allowed to get into that state, no matter what their background.

At least his SERE training is coming in useful...

"Use all opportunities to get food"

"Righto, I'll ring the local plod until I get banged up and fed"

"Errr, you're not getting this are you?"
 
#6
Why are they mentioning he is a veteran? Whats it got to do with the military?
 
#7
The state has prison space for a homeless person but constanly puts out that prisons are full and alternative sentances for real criminals must be found. We're doomed.
 
#8
Why are they mentioning he is a veteran? Whats it got to do with the military?
To provoke outrage!? Why do the media do anything??
 
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Cambridge Magistrates’ Court also heard how Carpenter, 45, finds his food by searching through bins and waits outside pubs to get discarded alcohol.
Mine sweeping ****
 
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Tremaine

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#11
It beggars belief that in this day & age,someone didn't contact the relevant charities/support services long before it got to this stage.
Hard to believe, it is. Unusual, it isn't. Not that some procedures, risk assessments, agencies and hostels may have helped.
Until there are more open access night shelters, vagrants will be on the streets in a society which sometimes leaves them there.
 
#12
Why are they mentioning he is a veteran? Whats it got to do with the military?
Probably to show that he has served his country, unlike the Romanian big issue seller that turned up in the papers the other day.
The courts decided that she was entitled to £26,000 a year in benefits, he got sent to prison as the only way he could get a hot meal and a warm bed.

Have your tickets ready for inspection before boarding the outrage bus.
 
#13
Probably to show that he has served his country, unlike the Romanian big issue seller that turned up in the papers the other day.
The courts decided that she was entitled to £26,000 a year in benefits, he got sent to prison as the only way he could get a hot meal and a warm bed.

Have your tickets ready for inspection before boarding the outrage bus.
I dare say there are other ways he could have got a hot meal and a warm bed. But hey as he's a veteran apparently it makes a difference.
 
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I dare say there are other ways he could have got a hot meal and a warm bed. But hey as he's a veteran apparently it makes a difference.
I dont think being a veteran was the problem,

There are plenty of charities who make sure ethnic minoritise get fair treatment, or that immigrants do not slip through the social support network. There are several organiseations who help homeless women and make sure they have food and shelter.

Being white, British and male was the problem.
 
#16
They maybe mentioned that he is a Veteran, so that Forces charities pick up on it, and find him somewhere to live?

Or maybe thay just did it so stacker would be able to say how anti-outrage he is, and play devils advocate, just for a change. The dull ******.

MB
 
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Tremaine

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#17
"Being white, British and male was the problem". Even after years of working with this stuff, this view is repeated over and over. It sounds dreadfully racist, and even ridiculous. However: white, British and male isn't very sexy nor emotive enough to provoke the outrage and sentiment the other groups create.Colleges and institutions don't plaster their boards with the same polemics.

Racism and prejudice have no place, but.. white, British males are royally shafted in housing, support and their civil rights.
 

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