Lord Ahmed - 12 Weeks Prison

#4
I'm pleasantly surprised that he got a custodial sentence at all tbh
The Judge does say that the texting was unrelated to the death but that would appear more to be down to luck than judgement.
 
#5
A lorry driver has been sentenced to three years in prison for causing death by driving without due care and attention. It was claimed he was using a laptop computer.

A waitress was sentenced to 21 months in prison for causing death by driving without due care and attention. She had been texting whilst driving prior to the accident.

A Lord and a Lord that had threatened the capital with 10,000 muslim protestors over the Gert Wilders appearance gets 12 weeks, out in 6

IS ANYONE EVEN REMOTELY SUPRISED
 
#6
Lord Ahmed will serve half of his sentence in jail and half on licence. He was also banned from driving for a year and ordered to pay £500 prosecution costs.

Outside court Lord Ahmed's solicitor, Steve Smith, said he thought his client had been used as a "scapegoat" by those attempting to drive home the message about not using a mobile phone while at the wheel.

BBC
So it is really six weeks in jail...If that's what you get for being a government scapegoat, I did all the torture and Dave Milliband knows nothing. Not even about the torture!
 
#12
So we now know what value the Labour Legal Affairs Department/CPS/SCD place on a human life. £500 and a couple of weeks in a hotel.

I find it strange that they concluded that;

Mr Justice Wilkie made clear the texting incident had no bearing on the fatal collision.
They can prove that he wasn't actually texting at the time of impact but they cannot prove that he wasn't reading a text at the time of the accident. Wilkies statement is a dangerous conclusion and in turn allows the charge to be reduced from Death by Dangerous Driving to Dangerous Driving. The result is still 1 x dead person.

I sincerely hope that Ahmeds short stay in pokey allows him to become someone's 'biacth' and his hoop gets stretched over his forehead.

It will be interesting to see the penalties layed down on mere mortals for similar offences in the future.
 
#13
meridian said:
Exactly how was the texting unrelated to the accident, would be interesting to hear how they worked that one out
Apparently he wasn't texting AT THE EXACT MOMENT of impact, rather the police checked his phone and found that he had been texting numerous times a few minutes earlier, which if correct would mean that it had no direct bearing on the accident.

Even though it's still an incredibly stupid thing to do.
 
#14
psychobabble said:
Apparently he wasn't texting AT THE EXACT MOMENT of impact, rather the police checked his phone and found that he had been texting numerous times a few minutes earlier, which if correct would mean that it had no direct bearing on the accident.
Which is still a dangerous sweeping conclusion. It 'may' of had a bearing but there is no evidence to prove it (ie he could have been involved in using his phone at the time of impact).
 
#16
Was there a camera near the crash? Not texting at the time of the incident is not the same as 'was composing a message at the time of the incident' or indeed 'was reading a text at the time'.

6 weeks is laughable.
 
#17
Perhaps he belongs to the Ministry of Funny Handshakes and so did the judge!

Will he NOW loose his peerage?

I wonder if Jack Straw will have to VETO this story?
 
#19
At least the cnut's doing some time. Which is a pleasant surprise!

It's only to be hoped that more of his colleagues will be following his example, and lodging at HM's pleasure in the near future...
 
#20
psychobabble said:
meridian said:
Exactly how was the texting unrelated to the accident, would be interesting to hear how they worked that one out
Apparently he wasn't texting AT THE EXACT MOMENT of impact, rather the police checked his phone and found that he had been texting numerous times a few minutes earlier, which if correct would mean that it had no direct bearing on the accident.

Even though it's still an incredibly stupid thing to do.
Apologies, meant that they weren't able to prove it was connected, which is more correct.
 

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