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Arrogance of Ferry's knife-carrying son

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#1    Ohelemapit

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 01:20 PM

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One of Bryan Ferry's sons avoided jail yesterday after being caught carrying  a knife for a second time.

Merlin Ferry, 22, had told police to go away and 'investigate real crime' when he was found with the weapon.

Officers stopped the student in his uninsured Saab and were searching for drugs when they arrested him for carrying the knife. He told the officers: 'You can unarrest me now.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 01:27 PM

Wow, you guys can't even carry a knife?  Jesus... was it a pocket knife or a sword?

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 01:30 PM

Woooooo 6 whole months if he's caught with one again? Maybe 6 years would make him change his tune.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 01:47 PM

must be nice to come from a privileged and rich family....if i was caught driving an uninsured vehicle thatd be about 3 grand i think? not including impound fees tow fees and everything else. also correct me if im wrong but lock knifes are prohibited weapons in the u.k are they not?


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 01:53 PM

View PostIron_Lotus, on 20 March 2013 - 01:47 PM, said:

must be nice to come from a privileged and rich family....if i was caught driving an uninsured vehicle thatd be about 3 grand i think? not including impound fees tow fees and everything else. also correct me if im wrong but lock knifes are prohibited weapons in the u.k are they not?

That's what happens when you ban guns.  Then you can't even have a knife that won't fold in and screw up your fingers...  Anyway, I'm just dumbfounded, that's all I have.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 02:03 PM

Maximum of £5000 for driving without insurance it's usually about £2500.

  It wasn't that long ago that the government were saying they were going to crack down on people carrying knifes.
Increased penalty for offence of having article with blade or point in public place.
on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum, or both;
on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, or a fine, or both.
But that obviously only counts for working class plebs.
Yet more proof of out failing court system.


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 05:01 PM

View PostCRYSiiSx2, on 20 March 2013 - 01:27 PM, said:

Wow, you guys can't even carry a knife?  Jesus... was it a pocket knife or a sword?
The real question that you should be asking is "Why carry a banned knife in the first place". There is not a tradition of hunting in the UK, so carrying a knife (whilst driving your Saab in City duds) is really not defensible.

He sounds more like a Chav, trying to impress his little girl or boy friends. "Normal" folk would be banned from driving for a year under the Totting Up" rules, and fined in the Thousands.

What a wonderful contribution to Society he will be.. :passifier:


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 05:04 PM

I don't see the problem.

In the old days every young man always carried a penknife in his pocket.

Believe it or not, even Boy Scouts are all but banned from carrying penknives these days.

Edited by TheLastLazyGun, 20 March 2013 - 05:06 PM.


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 05:28 PM

View Postkeithisco, on 20 March 2013 - 05:01 PM, said:

The real question that you should be asking is "Why carry a banned knife in the first place". There is not a tradition of hunting in the UK, so carrying a knife (whilst driving your Saab in City duds) is really not defensible.


What has a knife got to do with hunting? There are a lot of people, that do actual physical labor for a living. and keep a knife at least four inches long in their pocket at all times for various reasons. I keep one like that in my purse for opening UPS boxes, cutting binding tape off bundles of metal rods, etc., at the shop If I don't have my purse handy I know my husband always has his. They've even come in handy at weddings, when the event coordinator discovered at the last minute, flower stems were too long and had nothing to cut them with. Who carries a knife to a wedding...apparently only we did. :P


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 05:49 PM

View PostMichelle, on 20 March 2013 - 05:28 PM, said:

What has a knife got to do with hunting? There are a lot of people, that do actual physical labor for a living. and keep a knife at least four inches long in their pocket at all times for various reasons. I keep one like that in my purse for opening UPS boxes, cutting binding tape off bundles of metal rods, etc., at the shop If I don't have my purse handy I know my husband always has his. They've even come in handy at weddings, when the event coordinator discovered at the last minute, flower stems were too long and had nothing to cut them with. Who carries a knife to a wedding...apparently only we did. :P

Clearly this idiot has never done actual Physical Labour in his entire (albeit short) life. So my argument stands - when in Rome do as the Romans do - you know the Law and you break it at your peril. I respect the Laws in the Nation in which I live, I make a point of not contravening them. The Law in the USA is clearly much more lax than in the UK in terms of carying weapons - but this doesnt mean that you can adopt USA Laws whilst in the UK. It doesnt work that way

When I holidayed in the USA last year I knew that there was a Law that meant I could not carry alcohol (Californian wine in this case) inside the hire car - I had it locked away in the trunk when driving (there is no such law in UK or Spain).

This fool knew the law of the land but chose to contravene it anyway - so no sympathy from me for him.

Edited by keithisco, 20 March 2013 - 05:53 PM.


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 05:56 PM

I wasn't actually defending the guy, I just think it's a rather ridiculous law. Carrrying one is so run of the mill for so many people we wouldn't even think to tell a police officer if they asked if we had a weapon.

Edited by Michelle, 20 March 2013 - 05:56 PM.


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:08 PM

View PostMichelle, on 20 March 2013 - 05:56 PM, said:

I wasn't actually defending the guy, I just think it's a rather ridiculous law. Carrrying one is so run of the mill for so many people we wouldn't even think to tell a police officer if they asked if we had a weapon.
I understand that Michelle, but if you know the Law, yet break it anyway, then there is no-one to blame but yourself. Had he actually needed the knife in his (non-existent) day job then the Police have sufficient latitude just to issue a caution, with nothing more said. As it was he was driving an Uninsured car, was pulled over for an undisclosed Moving Traffic Violation, then tried to get smart with the Police. Doesnt matter what country you live in, show respect to the Police and never try the "Do you know who I am" ploy :unsure2:

Edited by keithisco, 20 March 2013 - 06:12 PM.


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:52 PM

View PostCRYSiiSx2, on 20 March 2013 - 01:53 PM, said:

That's what happens when you ban guns.  Then you can't even have a knife that won't fold in and screw up your fingers...  Anyway, I'm just dumbfounded, that's all I have.

Yes, & what also happens is you get a annual gun related death rate of 14 compared with a U.S. rate of 9,369 :o how dumbfounding is that?

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:06 PM

View PostTheLastLazyGun, on 20 March 2013 - 05:04 PM, said:

I don't see the problem.

In the old days every young man always carried a penknife in his pocket.

Believe it or not, even Boy Scouts are all but banned from carrying penknives these days.

Penknives generally aren't illegal.


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 02:03 PM

View Postitsnotoutthere, on 20 March 2013 - 07:52 PM, said:



Yes, & what also happens is you get a annual gun related death rate of 14 compared with a U.S. rate of 9,369 :o how dumbfounding is that?
14? Where did you get that value?






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