With the offending video clip seen here, maintaining a respectable 130,000 internet subscribers, comedian Meechan of Lanarkshire in south-central Scotland, was found guilty of posting the verboten video to YouTube.
Teaching his girlfriend’s pet pug, Buddha, to raise his paw upon the command “Sieg Heil”, as well as watching Buddha react excitedly when asked “Do you wanna gas the Jews?”
Granted, his particular brand of humor may not be for everyone, but he did preface his video with a disclaimer;
Meechan, who says at the beginning of the offending video that its goal is to annoy his girlfriend by turning her pug into “the least cute thing that I could think of, which is a Nazi”, has always maintained that he is not a racist, and that the Nazis are in fact that a butt of the joke.
While awaiting sentencing, Court has ordered that I meet with a court social worker for an assessment as to whether or not a Restriction Of Liberty Order will be placed on me. This would involve a GPS tracking device being attached to me and me being placed under house arrest.
Yet what Meechan isn’t mentioning is that if his court social worker deems him unworthy of house arrest, then it’s off to one of Her Majesty’s Prisons. And of course if he is sentenced to house arrest, any slip-up be it purposeful or accidental, rest assured he’ll see the inside of a prison cell.
Meanwhile, Meechan was also quoted;
“We are considering the route of appeal, because there’s been a huge miscarriage of justice. I think it is a very, very dark day in regards to freedom of speech and freedom of expression,” Meechan told reporters after Sheriff Derek O’Carroll convicted him.
The presiding judge was more than up-front when he announced to a packed courtroom that if anyone was prone to emotional outbursts, “It might be a good time to leave right now.” As reported by the Chicago Tribune and also the Chicago Sun Times, both on April 20, 2015, both relief and anger were released as all charges against Chicago Police Detective Detective Danté Sévrin were thrown out of court in the March 21, 2012, shooting death of Rekia Boyd.
Not quite reaching his 20th birthday, native born Londoner Brusthom Ziamani was sentenced at the Old Bailey to a 22 year prison stretch for conspiring to murder by decapitation either a British soldier or school child currently enrolled in the nation’s Army Cadet Force, the British version of American high school ROTC. As reported by Great Britain’s BBC and also by the Associated Press (via The News Tribune of Tacoma, Washington), both on 20 March, 2015, Brusthom Ziamani, 19-years-old, was found guilty of ‘preparing an act of terrorism’ last month. But today, Judge Timothy Pontius sentenced the would-be killer to spend the next 22 years of his rather short life locked behind bars in one of Her Majesty’s Prisons.