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Bush Shoe Thrower's Sentence Reduced  
User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7703 posts, RR: 21
Posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1609 times:
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/7988035.stm

Muntadar al-Zaidi's sentence has been reduced to just one year following an appeal which saw his charges changed from assault to insulting a foreign leader.

Excellent news.


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User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1603 times:



Quoting RussianJet (Thread starter):
Bush Shoe Thrower's Sentence Reduced

Too bad, I would have thrown the book at him.  Wink


User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7703 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1593 times:
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Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 1):
Too bad, I would have thrown the book at him. Wink

A year inside for throwing a shoe at someone (and missing them) is still pretty harsh.



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User currently offlineYOWza From Turks and Caicos Islands, joined Jul 2005, 4889 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1588 times:



Quoting RussianJet (Reply 2):
A year inside for throwing a shoe at someone (and missing them) is still pretty harsh.

I think he got a year for missing  Wink

YOWza



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User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1588 times:



Quoting RussianJet (Reply 2):
A year inside for throwing a shoe at someone (and missing them) is still pretty harsh.

Well, if the shoe fits.

Seriously, I don't think it is too harsh. True, he's being used as an example to future shoe tossers. If he got away with it, no head of state would be safe from boots, loafers, or even the lowly flip flop.

I know you don't like Bush, neither do I, but he was the POTUS.


User currently offlineBravo45 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2165 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1585 times:

What happened to the guy who threw shoe at the Chinese leader in London?

User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7703 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1580 times:
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Quoting Bravo45 (Reply 5):
What happened to the guy who threw shoe at the Chinese leader in London?

Not sure, but I imagine he got something a stern ticking off from the village bobby followed by being grounded for a week by his parents.



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26978 posts, RR: 57
Reply 7, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1576 times:

I thought this would happen. It was an unpopular move when the sentance was passed and was very excessive IMHO.

Im glad he will be out soon . Its not as if he threw a bomb at Mr Bush.


User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1572 times:



Quoting RussianJet (Reply 6):
Not sure, but I imagine he got something a stern ticking off from the village bobby followed by being grounded for a week by his parents.

"The demonstrator was arrested and has been charged with committing a public order offence"

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Pol...University/Article/200902115214879


User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8453 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1564 times:
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Quoting OA260 (Reply 7):
Its not as if he threw a bomb at Mr Bush

depends when last he washed his feet, it might have been a stink bomb!



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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7703 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1564 times:
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Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 8):
arrested and has been charged with committing a public order offence

His punishment will probably be no worse than what I described though. At a push he may get fined, or perhaps forced to run a youth centre for a couple of weeks or something equally flakey.



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User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1556 times:



Quoting RussianJet (Reply 10):
His punishment will probably be no worse than what I described though. At a push he may get fined, or perhaps forced to run a youth centre for a couple of weeks or something equally flakey.

Regardless, they are making it a trial issue:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/cambridgeshire/7987719.stm


User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1548 times:



Quoting RussianJet (Reply 2):
Too bad, I would have thrown the book at him. Wink

A year inside for throwing a shoe at someone (and missing them) is still pretty harsh.

The reduction to one year will allow a release on parole in a few months


User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7703 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1544 times:
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Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 12):
The reduction to one year will allow a release on parole in a few months

Even better.



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1531 times:


http://news.rediff.com/report/2009/a...ibe-flings-shoe-at-chidambaram.htm
A Journalist lobbed a shoe at the Indian Home minister today in protest.Was let go as the minister did not press charges.
Soon all press conferences will be bare footed  Smile

regds
MEL



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User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1525 times:



Quoting RussianJet (Reply 13):
Even better.

Why? Because he tossed the shoe at Bush?

Look, you know I hate Bush as much as you, but that is still no excuse to disresct the office.

Why is that hard for all of you ShoeTosser apologists to grasp?


User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7703 posts, RR: 21
Reply 16, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1519 times:
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Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 15):
Why? Because he tossed the shoe at Bush?

Why? Because I think he has been punished enough.

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 15):
ShoeTosser apologists

Meh, I've been called worse.  wink 



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User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1520 times:



Quoting RussianJet (Reply 16):

Why? Because I think he has been punished enough.

I think at this point we're going to have to agree to disagree.

Quoting RussianJet (Reply 16):
Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 15):
ShoeTosser apologists

Meh, I've been called worse.

Not by me.  Wink


User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 18, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1486 times:



Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 15):
no excuse to disresct the office

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It is a question of the balance. Such a behaviour of course cannot be accepted. But it at the other hand should not be treated as a heavy crime. It is a serious offence, which would mean, in most countries, a sentence of a heavy financial fine or one, two or three months imprisonment.
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User currently offlineBravo45 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2165 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1435 times:



Quoting RussianJet (Reply 6):
Not sure, but I imagine he got something a stern ticking off from the village bobby followed by being grounded for a week by his parents.



Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 8):
"The demonstrator was arrested and has been charged with committing a public order offence"

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Pol...14879



Quoting RussianJet (Reply 10):
His punishment will probably be no worse than what I described though. At a push he may get fined, or perhaps forced to run a youth centre for a couple of weeks or something equally flakey.



Quoting RussianJet (Reply 10):
Regardless, they are making it a trial issue:

Yeah I wanna if its 'disrespecting the office' in one case and 'freedom of expression' in the other.

So the British case hearing has been delayed to June 4th. Is the guy still in jail?? Doubt he was tortured as the Iraqi claimed.

Interesting coincidence, quoting from the link provided:

The court's legal advisor also told magistrates that 4 June would be a "sensitive date".

On 4 June 1989 several hundred civilians protesting in Tiananmen Square, in Beijing, were shot dead by the Chinese army.


User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19699 posts, RR: 58
Reply 20, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1429 times:



Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 15):

Why is that hard for all of you ShoeTosser apologists to grasp?

I've been called worse things by better people.  Wink

And I agree, it wasn't right. However, I'm not sure what the crime would be if it were in the U.S. Assault? You can hardly call it a "deadly weapon."


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21529 posts, RR: 59
Reply 21, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1427 times:

I don't hate Bush (don't like him either) but think the whole sentence is stupid. He should be released with a time served and a conviction on his record. I doubt Bush wants the guy in prison. He found it kind of funny. And shoes and feet may be insulting in Islam, but they aren't to a Texan.


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User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 22, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1375 times:



Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 21):
I doubt Bush wants the guy in prison. He found it kind of funny.

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How Bush reacted in fact was splendid and admirable. Whenever I generally dislike(d) him, this time I found him applaudable.


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