1. avatar himynameissween
    This is fucking nuts.

    [url]http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/8016350.stm[/url]
    [quote:674bce85a8]The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has demanded 40,000 compensation from a 17-year-old girl who admitted attacking a branch during G20 protests in London.

    The girl, who cannot be named, admitted burglary and criminal damage when protesters targeted the Threadneedle Street branch of the RBS on 1 April.

    Prosecution counsel told West London Youth Court the bank wanted to recover the losses incurred during the protest.

    The girl, who lives in Brighton, was given an eight-month referral order.

    As part of her sentence she may be asked to pay a smaller sum of compensation to RBS.


    RBS have gone for compensation in the sum of 40,000 - in my view, this is wholly unjustified
    Miranda Ching, defence counsel

    Prosecutor Ann Crighton said three plate glass windows were broken and several pieces of computer hardware, which cost an estimated 40,000, were stolen.

    Police saw the girl smashing a computer monitor with a keyboard and flinging the keyboard against a window, breaking it.

    Mrs Crighton said: "She admits breaking through the police cordon and said she had done so to rescue some of her friends who had been contained in a police 'kettle'.

    "At the time she got caught up in the heat of the moment. She thought it would be a good idea to go into the [bank's] foyer.

    "When she got inside she thought it would be a better idea to smash up the computer.

    "She said she changed her mind and tried to throw the computer through the window instead.

    "She was seen picking up a keyboard and smashing a window," Mrs Crighton said.

    'Other people'

    Defence solicitor, Miranda Ching, said that the girl, who was born in Scotland, was unemployed and lived on handouts from friends and family.

    "RBS have gone for compensation in the sum of 40,000. In my view, this is wholly unjustified.

    "It may well be that a substantial amount of criminal damage was caused as a whole by other people on 1 April.

    "We must look at what my client is charged with and that is IT equipment.

    "That seems to be, at most, one computer keyboard and one computer monitor," she said.

    The court heard that the teenager, who was introduced to political activism by her stepfather at an early age, had participated in a series of protests across Britain.

    The court also ordered her to write a letter of apology and sign an agreement not to commit further crimes. [/quote:674bce85a8]
  2. avatar Rock Danger
    She sounds like a fucking moron, slap it up her.
  3. avatar himynameissween
    [quote:cc5cdff03b="Rock Danger"]She sounds like a fucking moron, slap it up her.[/quote:cc5cdff03b]if everyone got fined for being an idiot we'd all be in a lot of trouble. she's being made to be a scapegoat.
  4. avatar my-angel-rocks
    40grand...must've been an Apple then?
  5. avatar himynameissween
    [quote:db73de2658="my-angel-rocks"]40grand...must've been an Apple then?[/quote:db73de2658]zing!
  6. avatar The Grace Jones
    Out of a range of issues you might have raised in relation to this day and this location, why did this non-event strike you as the one worth posting about?
  7. avatar Rezo
    It's hardly a non-event when it was in the news today. Also, the other stories are now wrapping chips.
  8. avatar POSITIVExYOUTH
    I think it's worth to point this out because it shows what a shower of pricks banks are when it comes to shoving their weight around whenever they want to make someone to be a scapegoat.

    Plus, to be completely honest, as it is RBS and being a bank that has been bailed out by the taxpayer, therefore us, they should shut the fuck up and quit being idiots asking taxpayers, the same people that allowed them to keep existing, for ridiculous amounts of money.
  9. avatar The Grace Jones
    I'm finding it hard to get down with the poor hard done-by innocent bystander bit here. It doesn't demonstrate what a "shower of pricks" banks are, for fucks sake nobody made her break a plate glass window then run into the place and smashg shit up. There are plenty of things that banks should and are being challenged on, this really is not one of them.
  10. avatar Dirty Stevie Grizz
    I heard the 40 grand is going straight into Fred The Shred's pocket

    but yeah, slap it pure up her
  11. avatar Rezo
    [quote:6e13e2407e="POSITIVExYOUTH"]I think it's worth to point this out because it shows what a shower of pricks banks are when it comes to shoving their weight around whenever they want to make someone to be a scapegoat.

    Plus, to be completely honest, as it is RBS and being a bank that has been bailed out by the taxpayer, therefore us, they should shut the fuck up and quit being idiots asking taxpayers, the same people that allowed them to keep existing, for ridiculous amounts of money.[/quote:6e13e2407e]What he said. She wouldn't be chased for 40 grand if she had sat in the house and behaved herself.