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    Revving engine considered racist?

    UK: Jail Time for Revving Engine in a Racist Manner
    A motorist in Scotland, UK is fined $238 and sent to jail for two days for the crime of revving his Lotus Esprit in a racist manner.

    Scottish motorist Ronnie Hutton, 49, was jailed for two days for the crime of "revving his car in a racist manner" last September. After waiting more than a year to try the case, the Stirling Sheriff court finally convicted Hutton last week of breach of the peace and fined him 150 (US $282).

    An off duty officer, Chief Inspector Eoin Jenkins, said Hutton had revved the engine of his Lotus Esprit near two Muslims last year. After Hutton dismissed Jenkins' concern with an expletive, Jenkins immediately dispatched two police officers to Hutton's home where he was taken and thrown in jail for two days without formal charges. Hutton explained that his revving had nothing to do with nearby pedestrians, rather, he was keeping his temperamental and expensive V8 engine from stalling and being damaged.

    "To be convicted for revving my car in a busy street is hard to take," Hutton told the Sunday Mail newspaper. "Does this mean anyone driving a noisy car in Scotland is now a criminal?"

    Asked in court why the man may have revved his engine, Hana Saad, 23, said through an interpreter, "Maybe because we are Muslim."

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    RACIST REV ROW (Sunday Mail (UK), 9/17/2006)

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    Ahhh...what?
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    Thats a new charge. It must be right before Grand Mopery.


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    Quote Originally Posted by armsmaster270 View Post
    Thats a new charge. It must be right before Grand Mopery.
    Grand Mopery!

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    what about revving a chainsaw?

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    That has to be the strangest thing I've heard in a while.....Tow the car and call it a hate crime too?
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    What? Was he getting ready to peel out on bacon grease? How utterly phenomenal.
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    Ah Jolly old England. It seems like it's a race between France and them as to who can coddle the most muzzies and make life easiest for them.

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    wtf is wrong with these people
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ender View Post
    what about revving a chainsaw?
    "When I'm driving along and I see a sign that says, CAUTION: SMALL CHILDREN AHEAD,
    I slow down, and then it occurs to me, I'm not afraid of small children"!

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    Smile New Charge!

    It is actually Gross Felonious Mopery with Intent to Creep. I once charged a 14 year old who was revving his go-cart in close proximity to a Baptist church. Very serious offense.

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    Damn, wonder what they'd have done to him if it had backfired.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    Damn, wonder what they'd have done to him if it had backfired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    Damn, wonder what they'd have done to him if it had backfired.

    Hate crime under their laws as aggravated assault...........
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