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Man charged over burning effigy of Grenfell Tower.

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HelenaDove Mon 15-Apr-19 16:02:26

www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/grenfell-tower-video-model-bonfire-paul-bussetti-charge-court-a8870236.html

IhateBoswell Tue 16-Apr-19 14:30:34

Good. What a dickhead.

PristineCondition Tue 16-Apr-19 14:40:26

That video was disgusting and the the racist jokes and commentary was just awful
72 people died and the owner of a block of flats thinks it's hilarious? Utter cunt

HelenaDove Tue 30-Apr-19 16:37:01

www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/property-millionaire-who-shared-video-of-grenfell-tower-effigy-on-bonfire-tells-court-it-was-a-joke-a4130131.html

Micky665544 Thu 02-May-19 13:45:22

although it's in poor taste, what is the actual 'crime' here?

Mintandthyme Thu 02-May-19 13:48:04

although it's in poor taste, what is the actual 'crime' here?

Did you read the linked newspaper article??
He is charged with ‘sending or causing to be sent grossly offensive material’. Those are criminal acts.

Micky665544 Thu 02-May-19 13:52:27

no, I didn't actually read it - who did he send it to?

VaggieMight Thu 02-May-19 13:56:25

So the people who made the effigy wouldn't be charged unless they shared the footage?

Micky665544 Thu 02-May-19 14:03:02

this is kind of what I was refering to - ie. what is the crime in making the effigy? I can't actually see one here

VaggieMight Thu 02-May-19 14:32:07

* is the crime in making the effigy?*

I don't think so.

HelenaDove Fri 24-May-19 17:31:13

eastoncaller.com/millionaire-filmed-his-friends-burning-a-grenfell-tower-effigy-court-told/60055/?fbclid=IwAR1ywRQA38q_zZP1dKqUTE73Mbq5RZQrQlqGAXsB6w94qem5heC7dz7gUCA

HelenaDove Mon 29-Jul-19 17:36:36

www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/south-norwood-man-says-filming-16664362?fbclid=IwAR1JKdVrXfMWURnLx0qUv-w5u-Xfm1-y2WrPYZa4XOT23LdAnBgV6YUuKnw

HelenaDove Mon 29-Jul-19 17:52:39

Tristan Kirk
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Grenfell effigy defendant Paul Bussetti's lawyer is arguing the bonfire night video does not amount to racial abuse, and is protected under free speech laws. And he's just played the Boris Johnson card...
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He points out things Johnson has said to offend people. "None of these things cross the threshold for hate speech as they all emanate from the mouth of the man who is now Prime Minister. He hasn't been prosecuted for any of them. That tells you what is & isn't racist hate speech"
Tristan Kirk
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In Bussetti's video, one of the partygoers talks about "ninjas" in the burning tower effigy, referring to the figure of a Muslim woman. Bussetti's lawyer points out PM Johnson called them "letterboxes" and "bank robbers" and was not prosecuted.
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Judge rejects bid by Bussetti to get the case thrown out. The Boris Johnson argument didn't work. Trial goes part-heard until next month when he will give his defence.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Mon 29-Jul-19 18:13:53

What will his defence be exactly. It's not fault your honour, I'm a nasty racist classist cunt!angry

HelenaDove Mon 29-Jul-19 18:32:20

We have a PM so racist that the defence lawyer tried to use him as a benchmark.

Isatis Wed 31-Jul-19 00:47:27

They seem to be suggesting it doesn't meet the technical requirements of the charge because he only sent the video to very restricted groups and it's not his fault someone published it elsewhere and it went viral.

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