Police tackle rights activist over Pride beach barbecue event

Beth Granter

Beth Granter

First published in News by

A “LAW-ABIDING citizen” felt “intimidated” when police contacted her at work to dissuade her from holding a beach barbecue – which she knew nothing about.

Beth Granter said officers called her at her office asking to speak to her about events that officers believed she was planning over the Pride weekend.

The 31-year-old believes she was “singled-out” for being a founder of peaceful protest group Brighton Queers Against The Cuts and for previously being involved in a number of “law-abiding” protests including at Pride 2012 and at the Coca-Cola’s Santa truck in Jubilee Square over the drinks firm sponsorship of the Winter Olympics in notoriously anti-LGBT Russia.

Sussex Police defended the move as a routine measure designed to ensure privately organised events did not get out of control.

But Ms Granter, from Brighton, said: “It’s quite scary. They said they needed to bring me a letter for my own safety but it wasn’t for my own safety. They were trying to intimidate me because I have organised demonstrations in the past.

“They were holding me accountable for a Facebook page where almost everybody in the LGBT community is posting about different events.

“I was warned about this kind of police behaviour by activist friends but I thought because I wasn’t doing anything extreme, nothing like that would happen to me.

“I have a professional job in digital marketing. I am not an anarchist living in a squat.”

After some research Ms Granter found details about a barbecue had been posted on the Queers Against Cuts Facebook page by one of the group’s 181 online members – and by someone she is not friends with.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Betts said it was routine to contact people about events they were involved in and talking about on social media.

He added: “Our role in Pride is to keep people safe and this involves contacting people who may be involved in organising any events.

“We want people to have fun during Pride but want to make sure we talk to people who may be involved in events which attract a lot of people to help them be aware that some people could be using the events to commit offences.

“This is something we have done for the last few years, after privately organised events that got out of hand. There was no intention to intimidate and she was not singled out.”

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7:38am Tue 5 Aug 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

Whoever created the page and has access to edit and block comments, control friends etc is the owner of the page which is a good lesson to understand if someone is posting libellous or other illegal matter on a page you have opened and you fail to manage illegal content.
This is a case of poor digital media management but surely Ms Garner could establish who created the page and get it removed or improved as she works in the business.
Having an open page without anyone managing content is a digital disaster.
Whoever created the page and has access to edit and block comments, control friends etc is the owner of the page which is a good lesson to understand if someone is posting libellous or other illegal matter on a page you have opened and you fail to manage illegal content. This is a case of poor digital media management but surely Ms Garner could establish who created the page and get it removed or improved as she works in the business. Having an open page without anyone managing content is a digital disaster. Maxwell's Ghost
  • Score: 100

7:39am Tue 5 Aug 14

Peppers I says...

Another Argus No News Story! Come on what a load of b.........
Another Argus No News Story! Come on what a load of b......... Peppers I
  • Score: 34

8:25am Tue 5 Aug 14

Baffled of Brighton says...

Chip... shoulder?
Chip... shoulder? Baffled of Brighton
  • Score: 107

9:14am Tue 5 Aug 14

BURIRAM says...

She looks hot
She looks hot BURIRAM
  • Score: -64

9:25am Tue 5 Aug 14

Mrbrightside1 says...

Is this even news? Me thinks not, and she needs to get a grip, so what if the police dared call her, doing their job!
Is this even news? Me thinks not, and she needs to get a grip, so what if the police dared call her, doing their job! Mrbrightside1
  • Score: 52

9:39am Tue 5 Aug 14

Atticus says...

I think the worst part of this is the fact that they researched where she worked and made a point of contacting her there rather than at home.

1) Some bosses might not appreciate the police turning up.

2) Did her colleagues know she was queer? The police might have 'outed' her to them, which would be extremely upsetting to Ms Granter.

This is an awful days work by the police.
I think the worst part of this is the fact that they researched where she worked and made a point of contacting her there rather than at home. 1) Some bosses might not appreciate the police turning up. 2) Did her colleagues know she was queer? The police might have 'outed' her to them, which would be extremely upsetting to Ms Granter. This is an awful days work by the police. Atticus
  • Score: -57

9:45am Tue 5 Aug 14

nissancars says...

BURIRAM wrote:
She looks hot
you need an optician
[quote][p][bold]BURIRAM[/bold] wrote: She looks hot[/p][/quote]you need an optician nissancars
  • Score: 46

10:12am Tue 5 Aug 14

Fight_Back says...

Atticus wrote:
I think the worst part of this is the fact that they researched where she worked and made a point of contacting her there rather than at home.

1) Some bosses might not appreciate the police turning up.

2) Did her colleagues know she was queer? The police might have 'outed' her to them, which would be extremely upsetting to Ms Granter.

This is an awful days work by the police.
1. The article doesn't say the police actually turned up. They in all likelihood rang her on her mobile so strictly speaking they contacted her at work by chance.

2. Hardly likely is it - she is involved in highly public campaigns that clearly show she is likely to be gay. If she was so worried about people knowing she is gay then it might be prudent to not take part in such activities.

She's making a mountain out of a mole hill. I'd certainly not be using her company if she can't even lock down a Facebook page.
[quote][p][bold]Atticus[/bold] wrote: I think the worst part of this is the fact that they researched where she worked and made a point of contacting her there rather than at home. 1) Some bosses might not appreciate the police turning up. 2) Did her colleagues know she was queer? The police might have 'outed' her to them, which would be extremely upsetting to Ms Granter. This is an awful days work by the police.[/p][/quote]1. The article doesn't say the police actually turned up. They in all likelihood rang her on her mobile so strictly speaking they contacted her at work by chance. 2. Hardly likely is it - she is involved in highly public campaigns that clearly show she is likely to be gay. If she was so worried about people knowing she is gay then it might be prudent to not take part in such activities. She's making a mountain out of a mole hill. I'd certainly not be using her company if she can't even lock down a Facebook page. Fight_Back
  • Score: 85

10:33am Tue 5 Aug 14

Martha Gunn says...

She seems rather well-balanced to me.

She clearly has a chip on both shoulders.
She seems rather well-balanced to me. She clearly has a chip on both shoulders. Martha Gunn
  • Score: 124

11:19am Tue 5 Aug 14

Mrbrightside1 says...

Atticus wrote:
I think the worst part of this is the fact that they researched where she worked and made a point of contacting her there rather than at home.

1) Some bosses might not appreciate the police turning up.

2) Did her colleagues know she was queer? The police might have 'outed' her to them, which would be extremely upsetting to Ms Granter.

This is an awful days work by the police.
WTF????? Are you on some kind of anti psychotic drug? Where does it say the police turned up? they called on her mobile, she just happened to be at work!!

Did her colleagues know she's QUEER? Well thats a lovely term to use isn't it! And why would you even think for one second the police would 'out' her?

I cannot believe some of the idiots that post comments on here, it beggars belief
[quote][p][bold]Atticus[/bold] wrote: I think the worst part of this is the fact that they researched where she worked and made a point of contacting her there rather than at home. 1) Some bosses might not appreciate the police turning up. 2) Did her colleagues know she was queer? The police might have 'outed' her to them, which would be extremely upsetting to Ms Granter. This is an awful days work by the police.[/p][/quote]WTF????? Are you on some kind of anti psychotic drug? Where does it say the police turned up? they called on her mobile, she just happened to be at work!! Did her colleagues know she's QUEER? Well thats a lovely term to use isn't it! And why would you even think for one second the police would 'out' her? I cannot believe some of the idiots that post comments on here, it beggars belief Mrbrightside1
  • Score: 76

11:25am Tue 5 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

Mrbrightside1 wrote:
Atticus wrote:
I think the worst part of this is the fact that they researched where she worked and made a point of contacting her there rather than at home.

1) Some bosses might not appreciate the police turning up.

2) Did her colleagues know she was queer? The police might have 'outed' her to them, which would be extremely upsetting to Ms Granter.

This is an awful days work by the police.
WTF????? Are you on some kind of anti psychotic drug? Where does it say the police turned up? they called on her mobile, she just happened to be at work!!

Did her colleagues know she's QUEER? Well thats a lovely term to use isn't it! And why would you even think for one second the police would 'out' her?

I cannot believe some of the idiots that post comments on here, it beggars belief
" Did her colleagues know she's QUEER?Well thats a lovely term to use isn't it!"

It's a term used by millions, including gay people. it's even included in the name of her protest group..........shame you had to be told that.
[quote][p][bold]Mrbrightside1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Atticus[/bold] wrote: I think the worst part of this is the fact that they researched where she worked and made a point of contacting her there rather than at home. 1) Some bosses might not appreciate the police turning up. 2) Did her colleagues know she was queer? The police might have 'outed' her to them, which would be extremely upsetting to Ms Granter. This is an awful days work by the police.[/p][/quote]WTF????? Are you on some kind of anti psychotic drug? Where does it say the police turned up? they called on her mobile, she just happened to be at work!! Did her colleagues know she's QUEER? Well thats a lovely term to use isn't it! And why would you even think for one second the police would 'out' her? I cannot believe some of the idiots that post comments on here, it beggars belief[/p][/quote]" Did her colleagues know she's QUEER?Well thats a lovely term to use isn't it!" It's a term used by millions, including gay people. it's even included in the name of her protest group..........shame you had to be told that. stevo!!
  • Score: -59

11:28am Tue 5 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

Peppers I wrote:
Another Argus No News Story! Come on what a load of b.........
It's simply yet another case of The Argus giving publicity to things that are plainly of little concern to the public.

I don't even know what she's complaining about. A post appears on her page, and the police passed on advice.
[quote][p][bold]Peppers I[/bold] wrote: Another Argus No News Story! Come on what a load of b.........[/p][/quote]It's simply yet another case of The Argus giving publicity to things that are plainly of little concern to the public. I don't even know what she's complaining about. A post appears on her page, and the police passed on advice. stevo!!
  • Score: -66

11:34am Tue 5 Aug 14

cookie_brighton says...

BURIRAM wrote:
She looks hot
you need to get along to specsavers.
[quote][p][bold]BURIRAM[/bold] wrote: She looks hot[/p][/quote]you need to get along to specsavers. cookie_brighton
  • Score: 33

11:45am Tue 5 Aug 14

Bethgranter says...

Just wanted to add, re my comment about anarchist squatters, that I don't think this would have even ok even if I was an anarchist squatter... I simply meant that people might expect the police to be monitoring such people, not that this would be OK necessarily.
Just wanted to add, re my comment about anarchist squatters, that I don't think this would have even ok even if I was an anarchist squatter... I simply meant that people might expect the police to be monitoring such people, not that this would be OK necessarily. Bethgranter
  • Score: -44

11:56am Tue 5 Aug 14

Fight_Back says...

Bethgranter wrote:
Just wanted to add, re my comment about anarchist squatters, that I don't think this would have even ok even if I was an anarchist squatter... I simply meant that people might expect the police to be monitoring such people, not that this would be OK necessarily.
As you've bothered to comment, how about some facts. Did the police just phone you on your mobile or did they really go through your work switchboard ? Why have you not managed your Facebook page given the industry you work in ?
[quote][p][bold]Bethgranter[/bold] wrote: Just wanted to add, re my comment about anarchist squatters, that I don't think this would have even ok even if I was an anarchist squatter... I simply meant that people might expect the police to be monitoring such people, not that this would be OK necessarily.[/p][/quote]As you've bothered to comment, how about some facts. Did the police just phone you on your mobile or did they really go through your work switchboard ? Why have you not managed your Facebook page given the industry you work in ? Fight_Back
  • Score: 47

12:22pm Tue 5 Aug 14

hursthill says...

What an interesting article.
The lady is described as a " rights activist ", & a member of the LBGT community.
I am a human rights activist & peace campaigner. But I am not gay. I do however also enjoy beach barbeques.
What an interesting article. The lady is described as a " rights activist ", & a member of the LBGT community. I am a human rights activist & peace campaigner. But I am not gay. I do however also enjoy beach barbeques. hursthill
  • Score: -38

12:46pm Tue 5 Aug 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

I think the police need some training on how to read Facebook and what it is all about.

It is pretty obvious who has made a comment - so the fact that a page has been set up doesn't make the person who has set it up, responsible for everything that appears on that page.

The Argus has a big problem with spammers on there website, so we all know about how many people like to add stuff to any old thing.

The person who was responsible for setting up the BBQ and organising it would be obvious to anyone with a brain but unfortunately it would appear Sussex Police have not.

Why contact the person who's set up a page - they aren't responsible for comments made by all and sundry - that is ridiculous. It is the person who made the comment who is responsible. That would be easy to prove in a court of law.
I think the police need some training on how to read Facebook and what it is all about. It is pretty obvious who has made a comment - so the fact that a page has been set up doesn't make the person who has set it up, responsible for everything that appears on that page. The Argus has a big problem with spammers on there website, so we all know about how many people like to add stuff to any old thing. The person who was responsible for setting up the BBQ and organising it would be obvious to anyone with a brain but unfortunately it would appear Sussex Police have not. Why contact the person who's set up a page - they aren't responsible for comments made by all and sundry - that is ridiculous. It is the person who made the comment who is responsible. That would be easy to prove in a court of law. getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: -59

12:47pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Fairfax Aches says...

looks like a right troublemaker to me!
looks like a right troublemaker to me! Fairfax Aches
  • Score: 38

12:54pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Fight_Back says...

getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
I think the police need some training on how to read Facebook and what it is all about.

It is pretty obvious who has made a comment - so the fact that a page has been set up doesn't make the person who has set it up, responsible for everything that appears on that page.

The Argus has a big problem with spammers on there website, so we all know about how many people like to add stuff to any old thing.

The person who was responsible for setting up the BBQ and organising it would be obvious to anyone with a brain but unfortunately it would appear Sussex Police have not.

Why contact the person who's set up a page - they aren't responsible for comments made by all and sundry - that is ridiculous. It is the person who made the comment who is responsible. That would be easy to prove in a court of law.
Actually, you are responsible as the publisher if it is on your page ( as well as the poster ). Carry on with wrong facts though.
[quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: I think the police need some training on how to read Facebook and what it is all about. It is pretty obvious who has made a comment - so the fact that a page has been set up doesn't make the person who has set it up, responsible for everything that appears on that page. The Argus has a big problem with spammers on there website, so we all know about how many people like to add stuff to any old thing. The person who was responsible for setting up the BBQ and organising it would be obvious to anyone with a brain but unfortunately it would appear Sussex Police have not. Why contact the person who's set up a page - they aren't responsible for comments made by all and sundry - that is ridiculous. It is the person who made the comment who is responsible. That would be easy to prove in a court of law.[/p][/quote]Actually, you are responsible as the publisher if it is on your page ( as well as the poster ). Carry on with wrong facts though. Fight_Back
  • Score: 42

2:05pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Zamora251 says...

This woman says she felt intimidated, what a load of crap, was she arrested, no, was she locked up, no, the police were just doing their job, get a life you pathetic woman!!
This woman says she felt intimidated, what a load of crap, was she arrested, no, was she locked up, no, the police were just doing their job, get a life you pathetic woman!! Zamora251
  • Score: 15

2:14pm Tue 5 Aug 14

JHunty says...

hursthill wrote:
What an interesting article.
The lady is described as a " rights activist ", & a member of the LBGT community.
I am a human rights activist & peace campaigner. But I am not gay. I do however also enjoy beach barbeques.
A peace campaigner that supports Israels killing of 1800 Palestinians and the wounding of 8000 more? Well I suppose if all the Palestinians were killed by Israel, as was recently called for in an article published on the Times of Israel web site, a sort of peace would descend on that land. Not sure how you could consider yourself a human rights campaigner either.....unless of course you only concern yourself with Israelis human rights.
[quote][p][bold]hursthill[/bold] wrote: What an interesting article. The lady is described as a " rights activist ", & a member of the LBGT community. I am a human rights activist & peace campaigner. But I am not gay. I do however also enjoy beach barbeques.[/p][/quote]A peace campaigner that supports Israels killing of 1800 Palestinians and the wounding of 8000 more? Well I suppose if all the Palestinians were killed by Israel, as was recently called for in an article published on the Times of Israel web site, a sort of peace would descend on that land. Not sure how you could consider yourself a human rights campaigner either.....unless of course you only concern yourself with Israelis human rights. JHunty
  • Score: -3

2:21pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Andy R says...

stevo!! wrote:
Peppers I wrote:
Another Argus No News Story! Come on what a load of b.........
It's simply yet another case of The Argus giving publicity to things that are plainly of little concern to the public.

I don't even know what she's complaining about. A post appears on her page, and the police passed on advice.
But presumably of great concern to you though.......
[quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peppers I[/bold] wrote: Another Argus No News Story! Come on what a load of b.........[/p][/quote]It's simply yet another case of The Argus giving publicity to things that are plainly of little concern to the public. I don't even know what she's complaining about. A post appears on her page, and the police passed on advice.[/p][/quote]But presumably of great concern to you though....... Andy R
  • Score: 25

2:33pm Tue 5 Aug 14

gaay buoy says...

BURIRAM wrote:
She looks hot
She looks like a mans worst nightmare LOL
[quote][p][bold]BURIRAM[/bold] wrote: She looks hot[/p][/quote]She looks like a mans worst nightmare LOL gaay buoy
  • Score: 6

4:03pm Tue 5 Aug 14

NickBrt says...

Diddums. Go run to mummy.
Diddums. Go run to mummy. NickBrt
  • Score: 2

4:13pm Tue 5 Aug 14

normal working person says...

Stupid woman, grow up you silly little girl !!! Leave the campaigning to the grown ups.
Stupid woman, grow up you silly little girl !!! Leave the campaigning to the grown ups. normal working person
  • Score: -2

5:35pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Wide Bertha says...

Ms Granter
Pointless ranter,
Doesn't look like she's much banter.
Ms Granter Pointless ranter, Doesn't look like she's much banter. Wide Bertha
  • Score: 0

6:28pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Fight_Back says...

Fight_Back wrote:
Bethgranter wrote:
Just wanted to add, re my comment about anarchist squatters, that I don't think this would have even ok even if I was an anarchist squatter... I simply meant that people might expect the police to be monitoring such people, not that this would be OK necessarily.
As you've bothered to comment, how about some facts. Did the police just phone you on your mobile or did they really go through your work switchboard ? Why have you not managed your Facebook page given the industry you work in ?
So given Ms Granter has failed to reply one can only assume this was some "look at me" publicity stunt - I guess she is marketing.
[quote][p][bold]Fight_Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bethgranter[/bold] wrote: Just wanted to add, re my comment about anarchist squatters, that I don't think this would have even ok even if I was an anarchist squatter... I simply meant that people might expect the police to be monitoring such people, not that this would be OK necessarily.[/p][/quote]As you've bothered to comment, how about some facts. Did the police just phone you on your mobile or did they really go through your work switchboard ? Why have you not managed your Facebook page given the industry you work in ?[/p][/quote]So given Ms Granter has failed to reply one can only assume this was some "look at me" publicity stunt - I guess she is marketing. Fight_Back
  • Score: 5

6:35pm Tue 5 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

Andy R wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
Peppers I wrote:
Another Argus No News Story! Come on what a load of b.........
It's simply yet another case of The Argus giving publicity to things that are plainly of little concern to the public.

I don't even know what she's complaining about. A post appears on her page, and the police passed on advice.
But presumably of great concern to you though.......
No, I'm a member of the public, and just like you I clicked on the story to find out what it was about.

So I wasn't concerned by it in the slightest. Oddly enough, I stated that in my post, but *someone* was too stupid to have spotted that, Andy......go figure who.
[quote][p][bold]Andy R[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peppers I[/bold] wrote: Another Argus No News Story! Come on what a load of b.........[/p][/quote]It's simply yet another case of The Argus giving publicity to things that are plainly of little concern to the public. I don't even know what she's complaining about. A post appears on her page, and the police passed on advice.[/p][/quote]But presumably of great concern to you though.......[/p][/quote]No, I'm a member of the public, and just like you I clicked on the story to find out what it was about. So I wasn't concerned by it in the slightest. Oddly enough, I stated that in my post, but *someone* was too stupid to have spotted that, Andy......go figure who. stevo!!
  • Score: -20

6:39pm Tue 5 Aug 14

ibidi03 says...

Bethgranter wrote:
Just wanted to add, re my comment about anarchist squatters, that I don't think this would have even ok even if I was an anarchist squatter... I simply meant that people might expect the police to be monitoring such people, not that this would be OK necessarily.
That quote regarding anarchist squatters was the most interesting thing about this article, and even the clarification given here implies an 'us and them' attitude: "even if I was an anarchist squatter...". In theory, and whether we like it or not, we are all equally accountable before the law of the land, and any human rights activist should lead the expectation that that is how we should be treated. To put forward an opinion that implies, 'I should not be treated like that because I am not one of THEM' (whoever 'THEY' happen to be in any given situation) is not leading the way to equality for everyone whether we personally think they deserve it or not.
[quote][p][bold]Bethgranter[/bold] wrote: Just wanted to add, re my comment about anarchist squatters, that I don't think this would have even ok even if I was an anarchist squatter... I simply meant that people might expect the police to be monitoring such people, not that this would be OK necessarily.[/p][/quote]That quote regarding anarchist squatters was the most interesting thing about this article, and even the clarification given here implies an 'us and them' attitude: "even if I was an anarchist squatter...". In theory, and whether we like it or not, we are all equally accountable before the law of the land, and any human rights activist should lead the expectation that that is how we should be treated. To put forward an opinion that implies, 'I should not be treated like that because I am not one of THEM' (whoever 'THEY' happen to be in any given situation) is not leading the way to equality for everyone whether we personally think they deserve it or not. ibidi03
  • Score: 4

7:08pm Tue 5 Aug 14

hursthill says...

JHunty wrote:
hursthill wrote:
What an interesting article.
The lady is described as a " rights activist ", & a member of the LBGT community.
I am a human rights activist & peace campaigner. But I am not gay. I do however also enjoy beach barbeques.
A peace campaigner that supports Israels killing of 1800 Palestinians and the wounding of 8000 more? Well I suppose if all the Palestinians were killed by Israel, as was recently called for in an article published on the Times of Israel web site, a sort of peace would descend on that land. Not sure how you could consider yourself a human rights campaigner either.....unless of course you only concern yourself with Israelis human rights.
I love you also jgrumpy. You must come to my next beach barbeque. XX
[quote][p][bold]JHunty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hursthill[/bold] wrote: What an interesting article. The lady is described as a " rights activist ", & a member of the LBGT community. I am a human rights activist & peace campaigner. But I am not gay. I do however also enjoy beach barbeques.[/p][/quote]A peace campaigner that supports Israels killing of 1800 Palestinians and the wounding of 8000 more? Well I suppose if all the Palestinians were killed by Israel, as was recently called for in an article published on the Times of Israel web site, a sort of peace would descend on that land. Not sure how you could consider yourself a human rights campaigner either.....unless of course you only concern yourself with Israelis human rights.[/p][/quote]I love you also jgrumpy. You must come to my next beach barbeque. XX hursthill
  • Score: -11

7:49pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Mrs Newcastle says...

stevo!! wrote:
Andy R wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
Peppers I wrote:
Another Argus No News Story! Come on what a load of b.........
It's simply yet another case of The Argus giving publicity to things that are plainly of little concern to the public.

I don't even know what she's complaining about. A post appears on her page, and the police passed on advice.
But presumably of great concern to you though.......
No, I'm a member of the public, and just like you I clicked on the story to find out what it was about.

So I wasn't concerned by it in the slightest. Oddly enough, I stated that in my post, but *someone* was too stupid to have spotted that, Andy......go figure who.
Your words have no meaning if your actions speak a different truth
[quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy R[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peppers I[/bold] wrote: Another Argus No News Story! Come on what a load of b.........[/p][/quote]It's simply yet another case of The Argus giving publicity to things that are plainly of little concern to the public. I don't even know what she's complaining about. A post appears on her page, and the police passed on advice.[/p][/quote]But presumably of great concern to you though.......[/p][/quote]No, I'm a member of the public, and just like you I clicked on the story to find out what it was about. So I wasn't concerned by it in the slightest. Oddly enough, I stated that in my post, but *someone* was too stupid to have spotted that, Andy......go figure who.[/p][/quote]Your words have no meaning if your actions speak a different truth Mrs Newcastle
  • Score: 18

7:50pm Tue 5 Aug 14

inmegarden says...

Oi,Beth ; what's your beef with Anarchists living in squats?
Oi,Beth ; what's your beef with Anarchists living in squats? inmegarden
  • Score: -3

1:38am Wed 6 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

Mrs Newcastle wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
Andy R wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
Peppers I wrote:
Another Argus No News Story! Come on what a load of b.........
It's simply yet another case of The Argus giving publicity to things that are plainly of little concern to the public.

I don't even know what she's complaining about. A post appears on her page, and the police passed on advice.
But presumably of great concern to you though.......
No, I'm a member of the public, and just like you I clicked on the story to find out what it was about.

So I wasn't concerned by it in the slightest. Oddly enough, I stated that in my post, but *someone* was too stupid to have spotted that, Andy......go figure who.
Your words have no meaning if your actions speak a different truth
And which actions were those, given that you haven't actually seen me do any?

Or are you just spouting your usual bigoted, ignorant sh*te?

I look forward to your admission re the latter.
[quote][p][bold]Mrs Newcastle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy R[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peppers I[/bold] wrote: Another Argus No News Story! Come on what a load of b.........[/p][/quote]It's simply yet another case of The Argus giving publicity to things that are plainly of little concern to the public. I don't even know what she's complaining about. A post appears on her page, and the police passed on advice.[/p][/quote]But presumably of great concern to you though.......[/p][/quote]No, I'm a member of the public, and just like you I clicked on the story to find out what it was about. So I wasn't concerned by it in the slightest. Oddly enough, I stated that in my post, but *someone* was too stupid to have spotted that, Andy......go figure who.[/p][/quote]Your words have no meaning if your actions speak a different truth[/p][/quote]And which actions were those, given that you haven't actually seen me do any? Or are you just spouting your usual bigoted, ignorant sh*te? I look forward to your admission re the latter. stevo!!
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12:52pm Wed 6 Aug 14

FatherTed11 says...

silly tart
silly tart FatherTed11
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4:11am Fri 22 Aug 14

Caute3 says...

Are the commentators to this article all members of Sussex Police? And are they all homophobes because clearly most of the commentators ARE misogynist re: silly girl, stupid tart... I mean PLEASE... The mentality of Argus readers is really minus zero. The interesting thing about this article is that it shows the police have nothing better to do that monitor people's social media and then call someone at work who intends to hold a BBQ. Sussex Police are renowned for having nothing better to do with their lives; hence the high probability that the majority of comments are from police officers, monitoring the ARGUS - they do that too, as Sergeant Paul Wood happily informed me. Smile, you're under police surveillance.
Are the commentators to this article all members of Sussex Police? And are they all homophobes because clearly most of the commentators ARE misogynist re: silly girl, stupid tart... I mean PLEASE... The mentality of Argus readers is really minus zero. The interesting thing about this article is that it shows the police have nothing better to do that monitor people's social media and then call someone at work who intends to hold a BBQ. Sussex Police are renowned for having nothing better to do with their lives; hence the high probability that the majority of comments are from police officers, monitoring the ARGUS - they do that too, as Sergeant Paul Wood happily informed me. Smile, you're under police surveillance. Caute3
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