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Charming Sociopathic Councillor Given Warning ??

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BBC News - Coventry councillor David Kershaw assaulted after cuts proposal

Coventry councillor David Kershaw assaulted after cuts proposal

A Coventry city councillor has been assaulted after he proposed transport cuts for disabled children.

David Kershaw was pushed over in an attack by three men as he walked through a Coventry car park on Thursday.

He said the attackers threatened to "batter" him until he knew "what it's like to be disabled".

Mr Kershaw, who said he was shaken but unharmed, asked police to investigate and check CCTV footage.

The cabinet member for education at the council described the attack, saying: "In their abusive language they did say, 'we're going to batter you so you know what it's like to be disabled. Then you'll know what it's like to take free bus passes off little kids'.

"Now that hurt, because it's not the truth."

The attack happened at about 11:30 GMT as Mr Kershaw was walking out of Coventry Magistrates' Court car park.

He said his attackers were men in their 40s, who swore and verbally abused him for several minutes before two of them pushed him to the ground. They then all ran off.

West Midlands Police said an investigation had been launched, and a full statement would be taken from Mr Kershaw.

Earlier this week his department at the council announced a proposal to cut some free transport for children with special needs and disabilities, to save about £420,000.

The city council is consulting on the idea to change the eligibility criteria for children who get free buses or taxis to and from school.

Mr Kershaw said he would not be intimidated or change his ideas as a result of the incident.

(continued, old fashioned ways of making them you elect take heed)
 
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Mr Kershaw said he would not be intimidated or change his ideas as a result of the incident.
That's a pity.
I don't support or condone violence in any way shape or form, but people are right in saying that clearly he had no idea what it's like to be disabled, otherwise he wouldn't be making these decisions that are going to really mess with people's independence and freedom.
 
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That's a pity.
I don't support or condone violence in any way shape or form, but people are right in saying that clearly he had no idea what it's like to be disabled, otherwise he wouldn't be making these decisions that are going to really mess with people's independence and freedom.
Ultimately it is a moral issue. Don't condone violence myself, in most circumstances, but defending the vulnerable is a exception. Making feelings known by knocking a sociopathic beancounter around? Well, so long as it gets the message home...? We are animals...sadly.
 
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i don't think violence is ever right.
you cant go around beating people up if they have made a decision you don't like.
 
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It sounds like a mob mentality. Young men in groups can get nasty. I don't like it. It is irrelevant what the guys politics are, he should not be bullied like something out of the mafia.
 
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Governments should be afraid of the people not people of the governments.

Not believing in force is the same as not believing in gravitation.
Thomas Hobbes
 
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