Judge: "He deserved a good kicking"

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The following article is from the Daily Mailaise [sic] :-

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A judge stunned a courtroom when he told an ASBO thug he 'deserved a good kicking' for punching a woman police officer's private car.

Speaking off-the-cuff, Judge Anthony Scott-Gall told binge-drinking Dexter Vidal he was 'not surprised' the WPC's two grown-up sons had confronted him in the street after he attacked their family car.

Judge Scott-Gall told the court: 'I'm not surprised he was given a good kicking, it's what he deserved.

'If someone punched my car then I would make sure, if I had two sons, that he was given more of a good kicking.'

But the judge added: 'Possibly not having regard to the job one holds down.'

After dealing with the case a sentencing hearing at Lewes Crown Court, the judge turned to the press box and said: 'Lest the press think the judge conducts a vigilante campaign against people that terrorise his neighbourhood and his car, he doesn't and they haven't - and I have one son, not two.'

Vidal, 20, of Eastbourne, East Sussex, took out his frustration on PC Ginny Jupp's car after a late-night row with his pregnant girlfriend who lived next door, causing £400 worth of damage, the court heard.

At an earlier hearing, Vidal admitted criminal damage plus an unrelated charge of assault and breaching a 12-month suspended prison sentence and a two-year ASBO.

Vidal insisted it was merely a coincidence that PC Jupp was the Eastbourne ASBO co-ordinator who had overseen his original order, handed down by Hastings magistrates for harassment and intimidation in April 2008.

Alissa Scott-Beckett, defending, told the court her client had come off worst after tussling with PC Jupp's family over the damaged car in April this year.

She said: 'He perhaps got more than he bargained for, receiving injuries himself by Mrs Jupp's family coming out and restraining him.

'Once again the offence was alcohol-fuelled as all of them seem to be. There was not any deliberate targeting.'

Vidal, a former hospital cleaner who has previous convictions for disorderly behaviour, resisting a police officer, theft, shoplifting and criminal damage.

He was arrested after telling PC Jupp's son, Gareth: 'You better not be here when I get back.'

Judge Scott-Gall had already spared Vidal prison in February 2008 for having two knives in a gang fight, suspending a 12-month prison sentence for two years.

After hearing how Vidal had now stopped drinking, got a job and turned his life around, he gave him one final chance to stay out of jail, deferring sentencing on his latest convictions until March.

Judge Scott-Gall said: 'I'm minded to defer sentence to see whether he continues in employment, abstains from drink, keeps the law of the land, that he complies fully with he ASBO and causes no trouble to Mrs Jupp and her family.

'If he stays out of trouble and can convince me that these appalling bouts of binge drinking are in the past then he's going to have to live up to his responsibility as a law-abiding parent.

'Merely blaming drink and the unexpected pregnancy of your partner is no excuse, as you appreciate.'

Judge Scott-Gall, 63, has been a circuit judge since 1996.

Three years ago, he blasted an amorous couple for kissing in court, telling them: 'Will you two stop that, you're not permitted to snog in court.

'It's not the back row of the cinema.'
Finally, a judge who acknowledges scum such as this Vidal deserve a good pasting. Are there any other stories where the judge sides more with the victim, in terms of metting out some good-old self-defence? I think it's about time that authority figures or those with authority, are finally speaking up about the sort of justice criminals and yobs deserve. Rather than simply allowing the judicial system to administer a laissez-faire approach to justice. Where an inglorious oaf will be given a full sentence, only for it to be halved and the aforementioned twit released on 'good behaviour' (after a comfortable diet of PS3 and hot meals).
 
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Possible urban legand: back in the days when HMP Saughton had a fearsome reputation, and there was no time off for good behaviour, a member of one of the Glaswgow Razor Gangs was being sentenced in the High Court. Trying to act the hard man, when sentenced to five years he sneered:

"Ah can dae that standin' on ma heed!"

"Really?", the Judge replied. "I'd better make it ten years then." And doubled the sentence. :twisted:
 
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Haha thank you werewolf :D

Perhaps he needed another five years to sort out his elocution.

Has any one here ever had to defend their home or themselves from would-be thugs/muggers/robbers and if so, have been charged?
 
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Vidal insisted it was merely a coincidence that PC Jupp was the Eastbourne ASBO co-ordinator who had overseen his original order, handed down by Hastings magistrates for harassment and intimidation in April 2008.

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Yeah, right... and it's mere coincidence he knew where to find her car...

Her sons were lucky they had Plod for a mommy or doubtless they'd have been the ones charged.

I had a nice kind gent busy vandalizing my motor for a spot of his evening fun and managed to slop a bucket of suds over his head, which wiped the grin off his mug.

Guess who spent seven hours talking to feckwit plod about 'assault' and all the other spurious lies he told? On the positive side, it taught me a very essential lesson. Never tell the truth to the Plod.
 
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NikNakManiac said:
Yeah, right... and it's mere coincidence he knew where to find her car...

Her sons were lucky they had Plod for a mommy or doubtless they'd have been the ones charged.

I had a nice kind gent busy vandalizing my motor for a spot of his evening fun and managed to slop a bucket of suds over his head, which wiped the grin off his mug.

Guess who spent seven hours talking to feckwit plod about 'assault' and all the other spurious lies he told? On the positive side, it taught me a very essential lesson. Never tell the truth to the Plod.
Pardon my ignorance, what is "suds"? Perhaps harsh to call a policeman a "feckwit" given they only enforce the law passed by parliament and in a sense "follow orders". Even if they're a load of tripe. Did the copper believe you that the penile-challenged thing vandalised your vehicle?
 
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Technocratic_Turbine said:
Haha thank you werewolf :D

Perhaps he needed another five years to sort out his elocution.

Has any one here ever had to defend their home or themselves from would-be thugs/muggers/robbers and if so, have been charged?
I asked some clown who parked on my property to shift - which lead to an invitation to fisticuffs. No actual violence ensued, his wife got him to move the car. I rang plod who turned up and left him a note inviting him to the station for a chat...

Turned out he was a local....and years later, while I was on tour, my wife, who did not know who he was, bought a car off him. Strangely enough it turned out to be a complete pig.
 

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