Thursday, December 06, 2012



British rap music fan who shouted n***** at a black man is CLEARED of racism as magistrates accept he was using 'street slang'

He would probably not have gotten away with it in America, where the word triggers a national neurosis

A rap-mad music fan who shouted n***** at a black man has walked free from court after magistrates agreed he had just been using 'street slang'.

Christopher Jones was arrested after he was overheard aiming the offensive word at a group of men in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, on September 10.

But the sign-writer claimed he couldn’t be racist because he listened to hip-hop music, had 'more black friends than white friends' and this is what he called everyone.

Police charged him with using racially-aggravated words or behaviour and Jones was hauled before magistrates last week.

And he was cleared of racist abuse after successfully arguing that he regularly uses the word n****r as 'a term of endearment' on the streets around his home.

North Staffordshire Magistrates ruled he had used the phrase without hostility - and dismissed the case.  'This word has crept into the English language and is used on a regular basis,' he said.  'His use of the word is popular culture.

However anti-race campaigners yesterday condemned the court ruling saying the word had too many negative connotations and should not be used in any circumstances.

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14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just another example of the double-standard where the Rap community MUST be allowed to use "nigger" while no one else can. Fucking hypocrites.

Anonymous said...

We don't like the potty mouth people here.

Bird of Paradise said...

Im glad were not any part of the EUROWEENIE UNION and their PC nonsense

A. Levy said...

Quite true Jon. In Amerika, where certain highly-protected groups obviously have more speech rights than the rest of us, he would have been branded a racist. And ironically, it would be "true" racists who would label him that.

"Beware of those who cry racism, for they are the true racists..."

Anonymous said...

Nice to see Jon for once saying the UK is less PC-sensitive than the US (and makes Bird of P's comment at 3:30 quite meaningless, altho' most of his comments seem to be reproduced regardless of relevance).

Anonymous said...

@Anon 2:45 AM, the last time I wrote it as "n*gger" I was chastised for being a pussy and not speaking my mind. The double standard exists even here I guess.

Anonymous said...

Here's a look at what PC has done to britain.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/12/05/mother-found-guilty-beating-son-to-death-over-learning-koran/?test=latestnews

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, Fox News is well-known for its objective reporting on other countries.

Anonymous said...

Not exactly accurate. In the US, despite how much liberals would want you to be charged with hate speech, unless you commit an act of violence or use a noose, you cannot be prosecuted for calling someone the N word. The fact that you can in the UK shows that PCness is much worse in the UK.

Anonymous said...

To the liberal dipshit who knee jerk reacts to anything Fox News as being inaccurate. Do you not trust the BBC either?

Nice darlings you liberal disphit.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-20596854

Anonymous said...

To the not-so-darling dipshit right-winger Anon 4:47 - the BBC is actually often accused of having a left-wing bias, but it's nowhere as unashamedly dipshit biased as Fox News at the opposite end of the spectrum, to the point of being risible.

Go Away Bird said...

PC nonsense they have come to ecept DARWINISM as the absolute truth becuase of the liberal brainwashers that run their so called schools

Anonymous said...

It's always amusing to see dupes like Anon 4:39 who consider Fox to be highly biased, but not msnbc, abc, nbc, or cnn. Obviously, their indoctrination does not include a definition of bias.

Anonymous said...

6:14 AM : 4:39 didn't mention msnbc, abc, nbc or cnn, but did mention the bias of bbc. Seems you are very willing to be biased or at least misrepresent what other posters actually say.