UK Police State: man arrested for carrying potato peeler; another gets 8 months for giving middle finger to traffic camera

While we were sleeping, the United Kingdom had morphed into a tyrannical police state.

Here are four recent cases of police tyranny:

(1) Breitbart reports that on April 28, 2018, Scott Walker, 39, was arrested in Dunfermline, Scotland, for carrying a potato peeler in a public place “without reasonable excuse” and faces up to four years in prison.

Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 forbids the carrying of “an article which had a blade or which was sharply pointed, namely a potato peeler”.

Walker was on bail for another unspecified offense at the time of his arrest. Local newspaper the Dunfermline Press And West of Fife Advertiser quotes Walker’s defense attorney (“solicitor”) Selina McKay who said her client “suffers from significant learning difficulties which have been lifelong”.

The unusual arrest comes amid heightened public interest over knife crime, as UK capital London — an official gun-free zone — experiences an unprecedented crime wave with 62 suspected murders in the capital so far in 2018 — leaving the city overtaking traditionally higher-crime New York for the first time in over 200 years. A number of these killings have been shootings, while others have been committed with knives.

See DCG’s “London crime spree continues: Five victims die during knife and shooting attacks in London weekend violence

(2) Earlier, Scottish comedian/YouTuber Mark Meechan, aka Count Dankula, was fined £800 ($1,085) after a two-year court battle over him filming his girlfriend’s pug dog making a Nazi salute in return for treats.

(3) Meanwhile, in Yorkshire, England, Timothy Hill, 67, was sentenced to eight months jail and banned from driving for a year for “perverting the course of justice.”

Police say that on three occasions in December 2017, Hill drove past North Yorkshire Police’s mobile safety camera vans and was photographed giving the middle-finger salute to the camera.

This apparently angered police who launched an investigation into the senior citizen—not because he was caught harming someone one—but because he raised his middle finger at a traffic camera. Police then found a laser jammer on Hill’s white Range Rover.

Although police were unable to ascertain Hill’s speed because of the laser jammer, they charged him with “perverting the course of justice,” which he pleaded guilty to at court to avoid an even longer prison sentence. The judge who jailed Hill said such actions “strike at the heart” of the justice system and his sentence must act as a deterrent to others.

North Yorkshire Police tweeted this:

Top tip: If you want to stay out of trouble, don’t do what this driver did and swear at our mobile safety cameras while driving past in a car fitted with a laser jammer. Today he’s beginning 8 months in jail for perverting the course of justice.

Shortly after putting the man’s photo out on Twitter, the police department then released video from their camera to further shame the senior citizen.

Traffic Constable Andrew Forth, who led the investigation for North Yorkshire Police, released the following statement:

If you want to attract our attention, repeatedly gesturing at police camera vans with your middle finger while you’re driving a distinctive car fitted with a laser jammer is an excellent way to do it.

It’s also an excellent way to end up in prison. As Hill’s case shows, perverting the course of justice is a very serious charge which carries a custodial sentence.

(4) Lastly, not only must you not give your middle finger to a traffic camera, you must also refrain from making critical comments on social media about how baby Alfie Evans was treated.

See DCG’s “Court rules sick UK toddler’s life support can be cut off, despite parents’ wishes” and “UK hospital applies to High Court to switch off baby Alfie’s life support

Merseyside Police in northwest England has issued a threat that you’ll be investigated “and where necessary will be acted upon”.

UK police threatens anyone critical of how Alfie Evans was treated

H/t Ken R.

~Eowyn

29 responses to “UK Police State: man arrested for carrying potato peeler; another gets 8 months for giving middle finger to traffic camera

  1. Wake up folks what happens there tries to make its way here and with the bleeding heart left wing nuts we got, it will be even worse than there. Stop the PC crowd now. We must start pushing back at every turn when we don’t they get another foot hold that takes even longer to over turn.
    The world has lost its mind.
    I was in court once in Memphis and a police officer had arrested a man for doing just that flipping him off. The judge chastised the cop saying if you’re so sensitive to a finger jester, you don’t need to be a cop. case dismissed. But that was 25 yrs ago how far we’ve come baby. ☻

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  2. traildustfotm

    I am shocked! The UK has gone nuts! If Monty Python was performing their comedy today they would probably be jailed for life!

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  3. Reblogged this on necltr and commented:

    Beware the assault kitchen utensil! It will skin the potato and gouge its eyes out!

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  4. So if you are in your car in the U.K. and a cop starts to chase you, should you ” peel out”? Sorry, I couldn’t help it.
    I pray that the U.K. isn’t monitoring my social media when it comes to my saying things about how awful it is for them to force parents to let babies die. Because I am sure that my own government is listening and watching me when I express my displeasure at the number of lives killed in crematoriums, I mean abortion clinics here in our country since 1973. Sorry, I sometimes find it hard to tell the difference between the abortion providers and the gas chambers of the Nazi’s. There must be a difference, right?

    I know, the difference is scale. The Nazi’s only murdered around 6-8 million people while the abortion murderers have killed some 30 million or so people. I am filled with disgust at not just this country, but the world, because we are not the only nation who encourages wholesale murder of our babies.

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    • The narzis did not kill six million. 270000 died in their camps from typhus and also from hunger (that the civilians also died from due to wartime conditions).

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      • Jews also claimed that 6 million of them died in WWI! How can it be?

        The 6 million number is the favorite all-purpose go-to victimhood number because it originates in a prophecy from the Talmud, which states that after six million Jews are sacrificed, Israel will be restored to the survivors. http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/6mil.php#ixzz5COrAxcyt

        In reality, the numbers of Jews who died under the Nazis have systematically decreased since 1945, to the most recent estimate of 135,000, a number that is roughly corroborated by the “Auschwitz death books” — 46 volumes of wartime German camp records documenting each death at Auschwitz, including cause of death. The records were captured by the Soviets towards the end of WW2, and hidden in Soviet achieves until they were released to the Red Cross in 1989. The Auschwitz death books contain the death certificates of some 69,000 individuals, of whom about 30,000 were listed as Jews. Using all available wartime records from the various camps it has been estimated that between 400,000 and 500,000 people — Jews and non-Jews — died in the German concentration camp system (from all causes).

        http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/wasthere.htm

        But Israel continues to adhere to the 6 million number, as recently as April 12, 2018, in the annual day of remembrance for Holocaust victims. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5606795/Israel-comes-halt-remember-Holocaust-victims.html

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  5. Insanity.

    Between these instances, the high knife stabbing and the Muslim rapes, why would anyone even think about visiting the U.K.? I’d stay far away from that place!

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  6. But jihadists acting barbaric is “just part of their culture” and must be tolerated…

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  7. Stephen T. McCarthy

    They are past due for a good watering of the Tree of Liberty with the blood of tyrants and patriots!

    ~ D-FensDogG
    STMcC Presents ‘Battle Of The Bands’

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  8. noreen cerino

    Ain’t freedom great?

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  9. It is interesting that, though the UK is now the most surveilled country on earth, violent crimes like murder are increasing. It is obvious that simply making sure that people know that they are being watched does not deter this sort of behavior. It is obviously just a means of intimidation, not deterrence, and these two things are very different and serve very different purposes. Deterrence serves a practical and even humanitarian purpose, but intimidation serves a political purpose. Targeting someone who flashes the digitus impudicus to a mere camera is intimidation. Only later did the police discover the laser jammer, so it is obvious that the police created a file on this individual out of sheer spite. This also goes to show how ridiculously petty the police and courts are. This is the sort of thing one might have expected under Stalin or Hitler. This pettiness serves a purpose. It is to let the people know that they are being ruled over and are not governing themselves as would be the case in a democratic republic. It takes a considerable propaganda effort to convince the people that this is for their own good, thus getting them to accept their subjugation and to police their own thoughts and actions, but Orwell tells us that this is possible.

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  10. I wonder how long it will be before the Royal Parasites ban parliament by decree? Keep blindly backing the badge folks, the wannabe fascist stormtrooper piggies are depending on it.

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  11. I wonder what would happen if I tweeted to the North Yorkshire Police the photo of Hill giving them the finger? I’ll do it and find out.

    (I hate being told I CAN’T do something. 😏)

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  12. Oh my cheese grater! What the colander was that person doing with a POAT P**LER? What is the world coming to? What am going to tell the Lay family next door? What if they hear about this? Their French relatives, Frieda and Fred, are coming! Constable! Oh Constable!

    Sad that UK is but a precursor to what we will be seeing here in America. We already have people with their separate washed-out American flag with ugly blue lines through them. They look like evil versions of our flag done for some villain organization. And it’s for the police. Since when did they get their own flag?

    Hide your nail files, Ladies. I hear those are next on their list!

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  14. Because potato peelers and giving the finger to a camera should take priority over actually enforcing the law and arresting criminals. It looks like a potato peeler carrier gets more time in jail than a violent crime offender.
    And let us not leave out they have control over your health care, or lack there of.

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  15. the dude arrested for having the potato peeler was on bail for another crime. They just targeted him to lock him up

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  16. maybe

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  17. The “Ministry of Silly Walks” is at it again. Eight months for flipping off a camera. What’s the charge? Lack of respect for authority, or their equipment? It wasn’t too long ago that they were hanging burning tires on them.

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