Posted by: Eddie | September 26, 2010

Poverty is a crime

Roy Ranson, 39, has been jailed for 56 days for begging in the streets of Portsmouth.

Ray Goulding, the councils anti-social behavior unit manager and all round nice guy had this to say  ‘Ransom is a well known persistent offender for begging on the streets of Portsmouth.

‘We have made numerous and extensive attempts to engage him in support services to reduce the likelihood of him re-offending.

‘He has engaged in some services but they have not led to a change in his behaviour. His jail sentence is a clear message begging and anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated in Portsmouth. Ransom will continue to be offered support in addition to an extended injunction to prevent him re-offending.’

What a heartless bastard! Sure, people begging is annoying at times but people don’t do it for the fun of it. They do it because they’re poor as fuck and don’t have an alternative.

Well, if your job gets cut then I’m sure you’ll have more sympathy, Ray.

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