Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Today's news

Apparently, we can no longer call people* cults in public. Yes, I said cults. Which does make me wonder if The Guardian might be next to receive a summons from City Of London police:

"Actor Will Smith is funding his own private school that will teach youngsters using an educational system devised in part by the Scientology cult."

After all, how much more public can you get than a newspaper?

OK, I know, a newspaper article probably doesn't exactly fall under the Public Order Act, but doesn't that, in some roundabout way, just show how ridiculous the whole summons was?

Bunch of...

Erm, anyway, here's a village that wants to change its name.

*or perhaps just Scientologists?


Anonymous said...

I didn't know it was
1st April?

Occasional Poster of Comments said...

I didn't know it was the 2nd May, either. And yet here we are. Time waits for no man (or woman).

emapple said...

The charge has now been dropped.

However, it doesn't surprise me. Cops use Section 5 for the most ridiculous of things. They seem to be very sensitive beings.

I had one, a number of years ago, who claimed to be very upset because a protester called him "an agent of the state."


Occasional Poster of Comments said...

Hmm, the truth hurts, I suppose :)

Yep, I saw yesterday that the charge had been dropped. However, it was in this article. Towards the bottom, it points out some interesting link-ups between cops and Scientology...