I have never said as an absolute "the law must be upheld" - judgments have to be made, but if the police consider a law is being broken and especially if they have complaints, then they are duty bound to act.Of course they have to make judgements but you NEVER mentioned this before. You were always adamant that a law was being broken and the law must be upheld.
It is a broadly framed law, as all public order laws are. They have to be so framed - and there are very similar laws across Europe which can be used in such circumstances.the law that is being applied is a catch all kind of law that can and is used for anything that other laws do not apply to
I have seen how Scottish procurator fiscals operate and they absolutely don't play games. They tend to be dour, straightlaced and nothing like US attorneys.More likely that the law is not about fairness or real justice...........it is more like a game with serous consequences for many individuals that attorneys play with each other.
If someone plays loud noise/music and it disturbs others then, in the UK, the police or local council will order them to cease. If they don't - they are prosecuted.Never heard of very loud music being played during a party?
Those who don't care can be discounted - they can not be considered as approving Gough's behaviour. If somebody "doesn't care" in an election, they don't vote so their views are not taken into account. The people who do count are those who either actively support or oppose - and there are many more of the latter.And very many do not care judging by the responses given in the article.
My chief point wasn't to complain about his arrogance, but his behaviour. I was responding to what you said, namely "if he is such a menace to the public (as you claim) then as least in the USA he would be arrested, registered as a sex offender, and told that if he goes within a certain distance of children, he will be arrested again and spend serious time in jail. The fact that he is in and out of jail leads a person to believe that what he did is not as you described and / or the police really do not take him as anything more then a nuisance."Since when is arrogance a crime. If it was, then 90 percent of the male population would be locked up.
Now you can read for yourself that he DID do what I said he did - I showed you an article which quoted the judge saying he did what I said he did. The police used their powers to the fullest extent by arresting and charging him. The judge does not have the power to put him on the Sex Offenders' Register for breach of the peace - but sent him to prison. If that's not taking it seriously, then I don't know what is.
Sanslines - I am sure there are some good, decent and reasonable nudists out there who will be a credit to the nudist movement. But, as the Scottish branch of British Naturism recognises, Stephen Gough is not a good advert for nudism. You need a better role model than this guy.