ASBO not 'mob justice'

PUBLISHED: 10:36 10 September 2008 | UPDATED: 22:19 15 June 2010

How can a woman who has received an ASBO claim she is being victimised and be wounded by the public's response to her anti-social behaviour? If you act in such a way that the powers that be place an ASBO on you, you are certainly no victim. This is not

How can a woman who has received an ASBO claim she is being victimised and be wounded by the public's response to her anti-social behaviour? If you act in such a way that the powers that be place an ASBO on you, you are certainly no victim. This is not 'mob justice', it's social justice. If you treat those around you with disrespect, don't be too surprised if you get a little of it back!Mrs Vincent received her ASBO for rowing, fighting and being drunk in public and abusing neighbours. Does anyone pity the public shunning she is now receiving? People are so fast to jump on kids with ASBOs and call them hooligans, shun them, ban them from shops, ban them from areas, and expect, no demand, a better sense of acceptable behaviour. Why should this middle-aged woman get a free ride just because she isn't wearing a hooded top or a mini skirt? Nothing comes for free in this life, least of all respect. It's earned by giving respect to others. Victoria Nixon Ottery St Mary


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