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Tarquin Farquart
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A student who called a mounted policeman's horse "gay" will not be prosecuted, it has been revealed.

ETA:
[url= http://www.oxfordstudent.com/tt2005wk6/News/finalist_arrested_for_calling_police_horse_'gay']link to original story[/url]

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Deansinger
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Hmmm.... has anyone asked the horse if this is, in fact, true?

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Andrew of Ware, England
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His remarks were deemed likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.


Was the horse upset? If not and 'passers-by' were upset why did they not come forward to testify.

I think the Police Authority should be charged with wasting public funds.

Aren't our police wonderful?

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Tarquin Farquart
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Further information about this, from when it originally happened:

Arrest for 'gay' horse jibe is absurd, says Tatchell

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Police officers who arrested a student for calling a police horse "gay" have been accused of "absurd heavy-handedness and over-reaction" by a leading campaigner for homosexual rights.


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Wizard of Yendor
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I'm just curious if there was any reason Mr Brown made the comment in the first place. Though even if it was for no reason at all, I can't imagine why that would have been considered a crime.
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Andrew of Ware, England
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According to the article:

Mr Brown, 21, a student at Balliol College, was arrested for causing harassment, alarm or distress and fined £80 after asking a mounted police officer if he knew that his horse was homosexual.

However, I too am wondering if the student was doing something else, but this was all the police could nail (or try to nail) on him. It all seems a dreaful waste of time and money.

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Tarquin Farquart
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quote:
Originally posted by Deansinger:
Hmmm.... has anyone asked the horse if this is, in fact, true?

When I asked the horse he said "neigh"

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YOMANK, Tarquin Farquart [lol]

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Deansinger
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quote:
Originally posted by Tarquin Farquart:
quote:
Originally posted by Deansinger:
Hmmm.... has anyone asked the horse if this is, in fact, true?

When I asked the horse he said "neigh"
Whinny ya gonna admit that you are an unrepentant punslinger?

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Tarquin Farquart
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quote:
Originally posted by candy from Ron Mexico:
YOMANK, Tarquin Farquart [lol]

Wow, my first owed keyboard. It feels like I've finally arrived on this board. I'm all choked up... [Smile]

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Deansinger
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You sounded a little ho(a)rse there, TF

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quiltsbypam
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You may have to pony up for that new keyboard, too.

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Deansinger
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But that's not the mane point here, is it?

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quiltsbypam
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OK, I'll just have to hoof it for now and rein in my punny instincts.

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Smiles777
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Now now, before we stirrup any misgivings I call for a gallop poll.

ETA: Quit it! you guys are flogging me! [lol]

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Deansinger
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Wait, just a bit before you try to corral us all in here.

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quiltsbypam
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Canter we all just get along?

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Ogre4Hire
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This has stampeded out of control.

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Canuckistan
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Hay there! Stop it!

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quiltsbypam
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Yeah. We'll have to trot out an order of protection, or something.

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I once heard about a young man who was arrested for using obscene language.

And the bad language he used?

He said 'miaow' to a police dog.

I believed it when I first heard about it ... I now suspect that itmight be a UL.

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Deansinger
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Alright, cut it out, y'all. The Buck stops here.

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quiltsbypam
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Is it because you don't have enough doe to continue?

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Deansinger
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quote:
Originally posted by quiltsbypam:
Is it because you don't have enough doe to continue?

I kinda bridled at that one. I thought it was equine puns... maybe I'm just being mulish.

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quote:
Originally posted by Deansinger:
Alright, cut it out, y'all. The Buck stops here.

I thought we were changing horses in midstream, deer.

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