I’m not sure who to be more pissed at here, the dumb cunt who in April sparked a bomb scare that shut down much of west London by leaving five fake nail bombs in the Shepherd’s Bush and Hammersmith areas as a so-called artistic statement about terrorism, or the police for opting to bring no charges of any kind against Monica Saieva and instead let her off with a caution for harrassment and causing alarm and distress. (Evening Standard, 23 June, no web link available.)
Large parts of the neighborhoods were cordoned off, and road traffic and Underground lines were interrupted. The operation is thought to have cost the police £100,000, according to the newspaper. Saieva, a 36-year-old part-time assistant at Shepherd’s Bush library who lives in the area with another artist and their three children, was suspended from her job for two months. At taxpayer expense.
Speaking as a U.K. taxpayer, it really pisses me off not just that this moron’s derisory “punishment” is coming at public expense, but also that she’s not being pursued in connection with any of the costs of the policing operation. None of it would have been necessary if not for her asinine stunt, so let her be stuck with at least some of the cost.