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White man convicted of racial abuse after making 'honky' jibe at WHITE security guards
dailymail.co.uk ^ | July 2, 2008 | Emily Andrews

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.

Jonathan Wicks was charged with racially abusing three white security guards

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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TOPICS: Extended News
KEYWORDS: liberalintolerance; racism

1 posted on 07/02/2008 5:09:40 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
i wonder what his black friends would think if this kid referred to them with the unspeakable word. but they can call him honkey.

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.

2 posted on 07/02/2008 5:14:16 PM PDT by thefactor (the innocent shall not suffer nor the guilty go free...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Ali G wannabee?


3 posted on 07/02/2008 5:18:21 PM PDT by OCC
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To: traviskicks

Ping.


4 posted on 07/02/2008 5:19:19 PM PDT by bamahead (Avoid self-righteousness like the devil- nothing is so self-blinding. -- B.H. Liddell Hart)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Good thing you didn't call one of your Muzzi citizens a name.

You might be walking around without a head!

5 posted on 07/02/2008 5:19:19 PM PDT by jaz.357 (the best in a war, very dangerous otherwise.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The sad thing is that it’ll be that way here in the U.S. soon, if it hasn’t already started.


6 posted on 07/02/2008 5:20:19 PM PDT by Laptop_Ron
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To: 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'.

It's a white thing. You wouldn't understand.

7 posted on 07/02/2008 5:34:56 PM PDT by Poison Pill
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And you people used to command the greatest empire in the world?


8 posted on 07/02/2008 5:38:08 PM PDT by eclecticEel (men who believe deeply in something, even wrong, usually triumph over men who believe in nothing)
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To: eclecticEel

There will always be an England? Maybe just a long time rather than always.


9 posted on 07/02/2008 5:46:41 PM PDT by jimfree (Freep and Ye shall find.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

‘’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.


10 posted on 07/02/2008 5:47:18 PM PDT by driftdiver
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I liked england better when they under king george


11 posted on 07/02/2008 6:02:25 PM PDT by Charlespg (Peace= When we trod the ruins of Mecca and Medina under our infidel boots.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

(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


12 posted on 07/02/2008 6:10:25 PM PDT by sten
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To: OCC
Give it to me baby, uh huh, uh huh
And all the girlies say I'm pretty fly for a white guy
Uno dos tres cuatro cinco cinco seís
You know its kinda hard just to get along today
Our subject isn't cool, but he thinks it anyway
He may not have a clue, and he may not have style
But everything he lacks, well he makes up in denial
So don't deflate, play it straight
You know he really doesn't get it anyway
Gonna play the field, keep it real
For you know a way, for you know a way
So if you don't break, just over compensate
At least you know you can always go on Ricki Lake
The world needs wannabees

And all the girlies say I'm pretty fly for a white guy
He needs some cool tunes, not just any will suffice
But they didn't have Ice Cube so he bought Vanilla Ice
Now cruising in his Pinto, he sees homies as he pass
But if he looks twice, they're gonna kick his lilly ass!

13 posted on 07/02/2008 6:22:28 PM PDT by 45semi (Man has only those rights he can defend...)
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To: 45semi
Exactly.


14 posted on 07/02/2008 6:37:54 PM PDT by OCC
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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?


15 posted on 07/02/2008 6:38:07 PM PDT by seowulf
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Churchill would be rolling over in his grave if he saw today’s wussified PC UK. He’d be wondering why he even bothered.


16 posted on 07/02/2008 6:40:02 PM PDT by DemonDeac
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Britain is a Zombie nation looking for a soul....

Islam will take it.


17 posted on 07/02/2008 6:46:21 PM PDT by Porterville (I hasten karmic justice through revenge.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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?


18 posted on 07/02/2008 8:48:59 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Crack-AH PLEASE!!!


19 posted on 07/02/2008 10:14:19 PM PDT by Clemenza (You Shoot Me in a Dream, You Better Wake Up and Apologize)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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?


20 posted on 07/02/2008 10:45:30 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: bamahead; Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; akatel; albertp; AlexandriaDuke; Alexander Rubin; ...


Libertarian ping! To be added or removed freepmail me or post a message here.
21 posted on 07/02/2008 11:15:36 PM PDT by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/Ron_Paul_2008.htm)
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To: OCC

lol, have you seen this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m_v3iXvLpw


22 posted on 07/02/2008 11:20:22 PM PDT by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/Ron_Paul_2008.htm)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This idiot plead guilty .


23 posted on 07/02/2008 11:31:07 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Whenever I see headlines like this at FR, I automatically guess “Canada!” But this time I was wrong.


24 posted on 07/03/2008 3:47:34 AM PDT by Puddleglum
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Huh????? But this is modern-day England.


25 posted on 07/03/2008 7:26:07 PM PDT by dcwusmc (We need to make government so small that it can be drowned in a bathtub.)
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