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Old 02-24-06, 07:13 AM   #1
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Don't get too carried away while enjoying the sights of city streets: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4746760.stm

Colombia man 'jailed over grope'

A bicycle courier in Colombia has been given a four-year jail sentence for grabbing a woman pedestrian's bottom, a TV station has reported.
A judge's ruling - criticised by some as being too harsh - ruled the courier had committed an abusive sexual act.

Diana Marcela Diaz told RCN that the courier had cycled off after groping her, but had been caught by passers-by.

When he was arrested, she was given the option of slapping him, letting him go, or filing a complaint.

She had chosen to set a precedent that would stop sexist behaviour, she said.

RCN described the sentence as historic, but some lawyers condemned it as excessive.

A female member of the national ombudsman's office said the courier had only acted out of lust.

"He didn't use violence or commit a sexual act," she was quoted as saying.
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Old 02-24-06, 07:35 AM   #2
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This woman is crazy
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"When he was arrested, she was given the option of slapping him, letting him go, or filing a complaint. "
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Some bum grabbed the ass of an assistant DA here like last year i think while biking by. I don't even think he got this kind of sentence.
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Old 02-24-06, 07:52 AM   #5
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A sentence like that is (in North America) indicative of a criminal history affecting sentencing.
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i wish someone would grab my butt ( ._.)
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"the courier had cycled off after groping her, but had been caught by passers-by."

I am picturing a Romero-esque horde of pedestrians circling around him.
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Old 02-24-06, 09:39 AM   #9
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I thought this was going to be a warning to avoid dealings with Gypsy.
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"the courier had cycled off after groping her, but had been caught by passers-by."

I am picturing a Romero-esque horde of pedestrians circling around him.
George A. Romero, or Oscar Romero?
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"When he was arrested, she was given the option of slapping him, letting him go, or filing a complaint. "
That was my favourite bit by far. I wonder if those options are part of the law or were made up on the spot? I would love it if they were the legal punishments for grabbing someone's ass...
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That was my favourite bit by far. I wonder if those options are part of the law or were made up on the spot? I would love it if they were the legal punishments for grabbing someone's ass...
yeah, slapping the **** outta someone sounds more satisfying then sending them to jail.
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George A. Romero, or Oscar Romero?
Well I meant George the first time but now I think a horde of John Romeros would be worse
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uhm... I fail to see how this is messenger specific. Do messengers face stiffer penalties in the UK than other cyclists or pedestrians for ass grabbing? Are the courts sending a strong message to bike messengers to stop grabbing hienie, but ice cream vendors still have carte blanche?
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uhm... I fail to see how this is messenger specific. Do messengers face stiffer penalties in the UK than other cyclists or pedestrians for ass grabbing? Are the courts sending a strong message to bike messengers to stop grabbing hienie, but ice cream vendors still have carte blanche?
It's only messemger specific cos the dude was a messenger. But maybe the common or garden cyclist may stand a better chance of escaping the Romeros as they won't have an odd sized box impeding their progress.

And I reckon an ice cream vendor could get away with a lot cos he can bribe people with ice cream so they don't slap him or get him locked up for years.
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shouldnt the topic title read "pedestrians beware of scumbag bike couriers" ???
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"the courier had cycled off after groping her, but had been caught by passers-by."

I am picturing a Romero-esque horde of pedestrians circling around him.
that is fricking hilarious!!
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shouldnt the topic title read "pedestrians beware of scumbag bike couriers" ???
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