Thousands of pounds in police and court time has been wasted prosecuting a motorist who flashed his lights at oncoming motorists to warn them of a mobile speed camera ahead. Yet another sign of what a nasty, vindictive and authoritarian bunch of misfits we have lording it over us.
Michael Thomson should be given a medal not dragged through the courts. Surely we have a duty to try and discourage each other from breaking the law. That's what Mr Thomson was doing. Surely speed cameras are there to try and stop people speeding. That's all Mr Thomson was doing.
Of course we all know that speed cameras are actually tax machines, there to squeeze even more money from already ripped off motorists, that's why this nasty prosecution was pursued by the authorities.
So if you ever find yourself in the company of somebody planning a crime, don't try and persuade them it's a bad idea. If you do that and the police don't get the chance to nick a gang of armed robbers, you'll likely find yourself up on a charge of obstructing the police, just like Mr Thomson.
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