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Brickbat: JusTice Is SerVed

AlphabetIofoto | DreamstimeFormer Merseyside, England, police sergeant Colin Hughes has been sentenced to 40 months in prison after pleding guilty to perverting the course of justice and forgery. Hughes forged documents from other officers and sent in false tips to Crimestoppers that a man was a drug dealer. He was caught because he is dyslexic and the documents he produced had a noticeable pattern of misspellings and grammatical errors, including placing capital letters in the middle of words.

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  • SQRLSY One||

    Did you hear of the dyslexic agnostic insomniac?

    He stayed up all night, wondering whether or not there was a Dog out there!

  • Radioactive||

    ADD= Dyslexics Against Drugs

  • Telcontar the Wanderer||

    Lamest Batman villain ever.

    ...Actually, that's probably not even close to true, is it?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Hughes was also dismissed from the force in his absence at a misconduct hearing on

    Det Ch Supt Karen Cummings said: "We will not have officers and staff working for us who do not uphold the highest levels of professionalism and honesty."

    "Not when they can be caught so easily."

  • Libertarian||

    ". . . pleding guilty to perverting the course of justice and forgery."

    I think I'm lysdexic too. I read that as "pleading guilty to perverting the course of justice and faggery." since it's England and they probably sell loosies.

  • Drave Robber||

    How does anyone pervert the course of forgery, anyway?

  • pan fried wylie||

    Shaking the table while the forger works.

  • Jerryskids||

    Dang, this reads like it could have come from the USA. Framing a guy, stealing money, reported as "ex"-cop (no cop has ever gone to jail, only ex-cops), whining that losing his job was a severe punishment, taking 3 years to resolve a case that should have taken a couple of months - all it's missing is a mention of the backlog of complaints of excessive force. And a tentative date for his re-instatement and back-pay suit - the guy is handicapped, after all. You can't punish a guy for being handicapped.

  • Longtobefree||

    So in Great Britain, there is a charge for misdemeanor stupid?

  • Citizen X - #6||

    after pleding guilty ... had a noticeable pattern of misspellings

    I see what you did there.

  • Rhywun||

    So I guess this means no more free offers from Amazon or Home Depot arriving in my inbox?


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