Admin of Anti PC Johnson Facebook Group Prosecuted

Tagged as: animal-liberation repression
Neighbourhoods: city

Peter Haywood, one of the admins for the Facebook group criticising PC Simon Johnson ends up in court.

In a demonstration of the double standards in the courts and the current hysteria around social media, Peter Haywood has been sentenced to 12 months in prison, suspended for 18 months and 150 hours of community service. He also has an electronic tag.

 

In comparison, PC Johnson received a 6 month conditional discharge and kept his job. He was responsible for two police dogs being cooked alive when he left them in his car in the sun. He blamed his mental health problems for forgetting about them.

 

The comments to the Post article are quite interesting in places, including a few 'they're only dogs' ones. One person claims to be the other group administrator and highlights some of the antics of the support Facebook group.

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Comments

Not surprised

Of course this is totally outrageous but the most outrageous thing is WHY people, especially activists, go on facebook in the first place!!

Missing Detail

One crucial detail is missing from this article that makes meaningful comment impossible:
What was Haywood actually found guilty of?

Independent Observer

The linked article clearly states that Haywood pleaded guilty to S4 of the Public Order Act:

"Haywood, 59, was arrested in July 2010. He had been a detention officer at the Bridewell custody suite in the city centre but was suspended in relation to another matter and resigned on August 4. At court, he pleaded guilty to section 4 (fear of violence) harassment against PC Johnson between July 1, 2009, and July 31, 2010."