British boy in court for throwing…sausage
Posted: 22 August 2007 08:35 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Boy in court for throwing sausage

LONDON (Reuters) - A 12-year-old British boy appeared in court Wednesday charged with assault for throwing a sausage at a pensioner, police said.

The boy’s mother described the decision to charge her son as “an absolute joke,” although police said they had no choice.

The youth, who can’t be named, was arrested after a 74-year-old man reported him to police for throwing a stone in Manchester, northern England.

The object turned out to be a cocktail sausage.

“Charging was the only option because the boy had previously been issued with three reprimands on separate occasions,” a Greater Manchester Police spokeswoman said.

Police and prosecutors have launched a joint review of the case after a judge at Manchester Youth Court reportedly urged them to reconsider.

“If he has done what was suggested it is very bad behavior,” District Judge Tim Devas was reported as saying in the Manchester Evening News. “But is it in the public interest to prosecute a 12-year-old boy who threw a sausage?”

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Posted: 22 August 2007 08:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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* throws sausage at Renquist *

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Posted: 22 August 2007 08:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Hmmm…should I sue or should I no’?
Should I sue or should I no’ now?
If I sue there will be trouble,
If I don’t there will be double,
So come on and let me kno-ow,
Should I sue or should I no’?

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Posted: 22 August 2007 10:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Renquist - 23 August 2007 12:40 AM

Hmmm…should I sue or should I no’?
Should I sue or should I no’ now?
If I sue there will be trouble,
If I don’t there will be double,
So come on and let me kno-ow,
Should I sue or should I no’?

Sue his pants off Renquee
Sue him for a fee
Sue his pants of Renquee
And give the, give the, give the
give the money to me smile

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Posted: 24 August 2007 08:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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A sausauge compared to an older guy:

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Posted: 24 August 2007 10:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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That’s possibly the only time you will ever be able to use that picture LOL

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Posted: 24 August 2007 11:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Transfrmr - 23 August 2007 02:42 AM
Renquist - 23 August 2007 12:40 AM

Hmmm…should I sue or should I no’?
Should I sue or should I no’ now?
If I sue there will be trouble,
If I don’t there will be double,
So come on and let me kno-ow,
Should I sue or should I no’?

Sue his pants off Renquee
Sue him for a fee
Sue his pants of Renquee
And give the, give the, give the
give the money to me smile

::snark:: You guys are so weird. Funny, but weird. Oh, well, at least it’s a song that I like going through my head now. I’ve had worse here at the MoH.

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Posted: 24 August 2007 02:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Kathleen - 24 August 2007 03:06 PM
Transfrmr - 23 August 2007 02:42 AM
Renquist - 23 August 2007 12:40 AM

Hmmm…should I sue or should I no’?
Should I sue or should I no’ now?
If I sue there will be trouble,
If I don’t there will be double,
So come on and let me kno-ow,
Should I sue or should I no’?

Sue his pants off Renquee
Sue him for a fee
Sue his pants of Renquee
And give the, give the, give the
give the money to me smile

::snark:: You guys are so weird. Funny, but weird. Oh, well, at least it’s a song that I like going through my head now. I’ve had worse here at the MoH.

I shudder to ask what that might be.

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Posted: 24 August 2007 04:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Renquist - 24 August 2007 02:25 PM

That’s possibly the only time you will ever be able to use that picture LOL

In context that is.

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Posted: 24 August 2007 04:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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gray - 24 August 2007 06:17 PM
Kathleen - 24 August 2007 03:06 PM

::snark:: You guys are so weird. Funny, but weird. Oh, well, at least it’s a song that I like going through my head now. I’ve had worse here at the MoH.

I shudder to ask what that might be.

Well, we recently got into a discussion of Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, and…I don’t want to talk about it anymore. It’s just too painful.

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Posted: 24 August 2007 04:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Kathleen - 24 August 2007 08:34 PM
gray - 24 August 2007 06:17 PM
Kathleen - 24 August 2007 03:06 PM

::snark:: You guys are so weird. Funny, but weird. Oh, well, at least it’s a song that I like going through my head now. I’ve had worse here at the MoH.

I shudder to ask what that might be.

Well, we recently got into a discussion of Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, and…I don’t want to talk about it anymore. It’s just too painful.

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Posted: 24 August 2007 04:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Now, now—you cannot expect me to mention those songs? That’s just unreasonable.

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