Section 5 POA on a t shirt?

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Section 5 POA on a t shirt?

Post by Andrew B » Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:43 pm

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How would you react to someone walking down your local street in this t shirt?

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Obviously I'm aware inside out of how the POA works, im just curious to know your opinions..and yes im thinking of buying it for one of my gigs :sldv:
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Re: Section 5 POA on a t shirt?

Post by steven » Fri Nov 13, 2009 9:01 pm

Personally I wouldn't be that bothered, but if someone approached me and complained, then I would have to do something.
Probs just ask you to cover it up/turn it inside out.

Once you get to the gig, I'm pretty sure there will be worse than that inside.
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Post by PCSO Mickyboy » Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:26 am

please don't spread my information about please
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Re: Section 5 POA on a t shirt?

Post by overthinker1977 » Sat Nov 14, 2009 1:18 am

ha ha... well i don't have any powers to do owt about it. I'd prob just try to appease to their better nature. It depends where they are and who would be likely to see it.
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Re: Section 5 POA on a t shirt?

Post by GMPCSO » Sat Nov 14, 2009 3:15 pm

Walking down your local street... could easily be S5.PO (if someone offended) but unlikely to cause problems at a gig (of that nature, wouldnt wear it to an S Club 7 Concert...) you would at least have a viable defense at the concert that it wasnt innapropriate for the nature of the concert or the group of people attending.

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Re: Section 5 POA on a t shirt?

Post by Big Brother » Sat Nov 14, 2009 5:16 pm

Depends on the time and place. Sunday morning outside a church or in a busy market? Quite probably, especially if someone makes a complaint. 8pm walking to a concert? no.
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Re: Section 5 POA on a t shirt?

Post by overthinker1977 » Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:32 pm

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Re: Section 5 POA on a t shirt?

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Re: Section 5 POA on a t shirt?

Post by Big Brother » Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:14 am

tim419 wrote:s5 POA applies, as in this story http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/6944008.stm

F@%$**g W?"%^&*ers!

to be fair, it was a rubbish t-shirt. Most of us stopped wearing t-shirts with slogans on when we left school.
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Re: Section 5 POA on a t shirt?

Post by overthinker1977 » Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:32 pm

I think some of them I'd tell em' to get stuff. The worlds gone barmy.
"Winner of the egg and sperm race" if a mop told me they were offended by it I'd tell them to stop being so hyper-sensitive. That ridiculous... get a life.
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Post by timbo » Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:44 am

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Re: Section 5 POA on a t shirt?

Post by Big-Si » Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:22 pm

common sense saturday afternoon in the town centre you'll be asked to cover it up, saturday evening on university campus different story
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Re: Section 5 POA on a t shirt?

Post by timbo » Thu Nov 26, 2009 3:27 am

Big-Si wrote:common sense saturday afternoon in the town centre you'll be asked to cover it up, saturday evening on university campus different story
exactly ;-)

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Re: Section 5 POA on a t shirt?

Post by falkor » Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:36 am

5 Harassment, alarm or distress
  1. A person is guilty of an offence if he—

    1. uses threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, or disorderly behaviour, or
    2. displays any writing, sign or other visible representation which is threatening, abusive or insulting,

    within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress thereby.
  2. An offence under this section may be committed in a public or a private place, except that no offence is committed where the words or behaviour are used, or the writing, sign or other visible representation is displayed, by a person inside a dwelling and the other person is also inside that or another dwelling.
  3. It is a defence for the accused to prove—

    1. that he had no reason to believe that there was any person within hearing or sight who was likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress, or
    2. that he was inside a dwelling and had no reason to believe that the words or behaviour used, or the writing, sign or other visible representation displayed, would be heard or seen by a person outside that or any other dwelling, or
    3. that his conduct was reasonable.
:arrow: Public Order Act here

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