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On 2/17/2022 at 11:44 PM, dallysingh101 said:

Yeah, that'll teach him.................


THE owner of a Workington takeaway outlet was attacked, racially abused and threatened with a large knife by a man who then hurled crockery at police officers from his first-floor flat.

But a defence barrister representing Army veteran Melvyn Stephenson, 41, said his behaviour was the result post-traumatic stress.

At Carlisle Crown Court, the defendant, of Wilson Street, Workington, was being sentenced after he pleaded guilty to an affray and a racially aggravated common assault on the business owner.

Prosecutor Gerard Rogerson set out the facts.

The victim was outside his Wilson Street business - called Delicious - at 8.30pm on December 19, talking to his delivery drivers, when Stephenson approached.

He had his chest "puffed out" and he looked as though he was breathing hard. Moments after the shop owner asked him if he was okay, the defendant threw a punch towards the man, who was able to block it with his arm.

Stephenson then began yelling racist abuse at the takeaway owner.


"Members of the public were also present and began challenging him about his racist behaviour," said Mr Rogerson.

The defendant then walked away and went to his first floor flat along the street but soon after he appeared at his window, holding a large kitchen knife as he shouted to his victim: "I'm going to come and stab you."



"He was clearly agitated and very drunk," said Mr Rogerson.

The defendant was arrested after police forced entry to his flat and used a taser device to bring him under control. He told officers he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of his military service.

Judith McCullough, defending, expanded on that point for the court.

She said: "He was in the Army for six years and saw active service in Iraq and Afghanistan.....

Judge Barker jailed Stephenson for six months.

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On 2/17/2022 at 9:27 PM, dallysingh101 said:

That's something my generation witnessed being brought into being, and I can tell you around my ends black and brown men and even young teenagers, beat, stabbed and axed some respect into many whites, who were racist as f**k. So if you've grown up in the wake of this, and closeted too, don't be under any illusion that racism disappeared because of goodwill, least of all white goodwill. Many of those racist tossers are still about, they weren't exactly killed. They are in positions of power now.  That has implications. 


Yes there IS racism but offenders do not easily get off no matter who they are. 

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