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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Be Careful Who You Send E-Mails to in Great Britain

This is unbelievable:
Former guardsman Jake Reid was stunned to be interviewed by police officers after the provost took exception to being called an "embarrassment" in an e-mail.

The Scots Guards veteran who served on five tours of duty in Northern Ireland was visited by police and warned not to send any more e-mails to Dundee's lord provost, John Letford.

[...]

Mr Reid had sent two e-mails to Lord Provost Letford after being outraged by Mr Letford's failure to properly address the Queen during a royal visit to the city. He headlined his e-mail "Dundee and Dignity", and wrote: "Sir, You are an embarrassment to Dundee, when will you resign?"

Days later, a riot squad arrived at his door and ordered him to stop sending e-mails to the provost.
Jesus.

I don't know if this counts as "better late than never", but the veteran did get an apology.
Superintendent Mackay wrote to Mr Reid: "I am happy to confirm that in the circumstances there was no basis for any police involvement or action against yourself.

"I would like to take this opportunity to apologise to you for any embarrassment caused to you as a result of police involvement in this matter."
Not nearly enough for a case this absurd. And while the apology is a nice thought, I think the embarrassment is pointed in the pigs direction, not the veteran's. Full article here. Via Nation of Shopkeepers.

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