The BBC News Web site had a story today that said:
What are the elements of the crime? Are they just verbal, or was there some physical component? Is there a charge of plain 'ol abuse (i.e., non race-related harassment)? Is this law something that’s always been around, or is it somewhat new? If new, was it controversial?
I think what caught my attention was that he was released on bail and the police are “investigating.” So, not only is it a serious enough charge such that someone could be held over, it’s serious enough to instigate a police investigation. Granted, the police investigation could be limited to one phone call to one witness, but bail? Seems like it’s more than a tickitable offense.
Oh, for the record: You are not my lawyer/solicitor/barrister/periodontist/llama. I am not your client. I am not seeking legal advice. I have no plans or interest in abusing anyone, racially or otherwise. I am not now, nor have I ever been a Savage Garden fan. Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball.