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I love the judicial system :) [Jul. 18th, 2005|05:54 pm]
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I had no idea what "yob" meant so I know half you drunkards don't either.

Yob: (british slang) A rowdy, aggressive, or violent young man.

now to the good part:

TEEN YOB ORDERED TO DRINK IN PUBLIC

Jul 18 2005

A TEENAGE tearaway was handed an anti social behaviour order which required him to get drunk and misbehave in public.

The order was made following complaints about the 15year-old's drink-fuelled antics last February.

But a blunder in the wording of the order was only discovered when he was brought before magistrates for an alleged breach in its conditions last week.

They heard that the youngster was technically breaking the law if he was found walking around the streets of the quiet, rural Northumberland market town of Alnwick WITHOUT alcohol.

The order also required him to use threatening behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to any members of the public he met - instead of him being prevented from doing so

The administrative mistake has provoked fury from police.

One source said: 'It took a long time to get him before the court in the first place.

'It is maddening to spend all that time only for the order then to tell him to go out and misbehave. It beggars belief.'

Northumbria Police have launched a crackdown on yobbish behaviour under the banner 'The Party's Over'.

It has seen hundreds of arrests in Newcastle and towns for anyone found to be drunk or involved in public order offences.

Officials are now trying to find the magistrate who made the original order against the teenager and get him to reverse it.

The youngster, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was not technically in breach of the previous order and is understood to have avoided any punishment.

SOURCE (I saw this on CNN just now)
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