Skip to comments.White man convicted of racial abuse after making 'honky' jibe at WHITE security guards
Posted on 07/02/2008 5:09:40 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
A white man has been prosecuted for racially abusing three white security guards.
Jonathan Wicks was taken to court for calling the men 'honky wannabe cops'.
Wicks, 20, has had to attend court at least five times, at an estimated cost to the taxpayer of more than £5,000.
He was on a night out with friends in Reading last September when the incident happened.
He said: 'I was outside the Oracle Shopping Centre and as a joke started pushing and rattling one of the bicycles that was locked up outside, as I'd had a few drinks.
'The security guards told me to move on and that's when I made the comment - I didn't think about it, I just said it as a joke.
'It was in jest, but they took it very seriously. They restrained me and called the police.'
Wicks, of Wokingham, Berkshire, admitted one count of using threatening, abusive or insulting words of behaviour which was racially aggravated, and one count of attempted theft of a bicycle.
He said last night: 'I admit I was being a bit cheeky, but I never meant to be offensive or racist at all.
'Honky is a word that a lot of my black friends use to describe a white person, so I suppose that's why I was charged with racial abuse. But it's ridiculous that I was taken to court over it.
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but this is stupid. it's not against the law to be a total d-bag. loser rent-a-cops. but then again, this is only one side of the story.
You might be walking around without a head!
The sad thing is that it’ll be that way here in the U.S. soon, if it hasn’t already started.
It's a white thing. You wouldn't understand.
And you people used to command the greatest empire in the world?
There will always be an England? Maybe just a long time rather than always.
‘’It was in jest, but they took it very seriously. They restrained me and called the police.’”
Well they jail grandmas who swear at thugs and men who shoot intruders. Why wouldn’t they call the police for this guy. I mean if the police were arresting some real criminal they could get hurt.
I liked england better when they under king george
(i know this story was in the UK.. but the ‘protected subclass’ fits in the US)
in a country where the left has a constitutional right to burn the American flag... i sure as sh*t better be able to say any word or demonstrate in any way i see fit, and should expect the same protections under the law.
this is what i would have said, if i were Don Imus
The boss told me I was a whip-cracker the other day and I told him I was just a cracker. I wonder if I can have myself arrested?
Churchill would be rolling over in his grave if he saw today’s wussified PC UK. He’d be wondering why he even bothered.
Britain is a Zombie nation looking for a soul....
Islam will take it.
This is nuts. White people can call each other “honky” and “cracker” and it isn’t racial, just like blacks calling each other “nigger” isn’t racial.
Or are we going to have a DOUBLE-double standard here?
Don’t know who to sympathize with more in this article, the overly sensitive, politically correct police enforcing crimes against racial name-calling or the drunken yobs who have become a menace to British society?
lol, have you seen this one:
This idiot plead guilty .
Whenever I see headlines like this at FR, I automatically guess “Canada!” But this time I was wrong.
Huh????? But this is modern-day England.
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