Building a stick fort in the woods is anti-social behavior Building a stick fort


Locutus
#1
and police take that very seriously

because, nannys in britain.

Parents' fury after young girls who built den during holidays moved on by police who checked if they had Asbos


  • Teenagers were sent home from woods after police received complaints
  • Mother of one girl is furious daughter was punished for playing outside
  • Police say they take complaints of anti-social behaviour very seriously


A group of children who spent their school holidays making a den out of sticks have been accused of anti-social behaviour Ė and forced to move on by police.

Officers told the young girls that they were not allowed to play in the woods because they had received a number of complaints from dog walkers.

Last night primary school teacher Nicola Booth, whose 14-year-old daughter Becky was sent home from Warkworth Woods in Newcastle, revealed that the police had even checked if the children had Asbos.

asbos

Parents' fury after young girls who built den during holidays moved on by police | Mail Online

asbos
 
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SLM
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Foolish, foolish children! Do they not know the only good fort is a pillow one! Sticks, along with their nefarious companions stones, break bones.
 
petros
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If they used lumber they would have in real deep sh-t with the permit dept.
 
Sal
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But it isn't about the stick fort...it's dog walkers complaining so perhaps they were harassed but the parents have made it about the stick fort and in one instance when the police said they would come and talk to the parent about it, they refused. Hm, why would they do that?
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

But it isn't about the stick fort...it's dog walkers complaining so perhaps they were harassed but the parents have made it about the stick fort and in one instance when the police said they would come and talk to the parent about it, they refused. Hm, why would they do that?

Dog walkers would never walk those woods alone. They feel like they are super human with their mastiff at their side and are required by super hero code to be extra big nerdy pains in the asses of the sane.
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Dog walkers would never walk those woods alone. They feel like they are super human and are required by super hero code to be extra big nerdy pains in the asses of the sane.

lol... there's more to this story for sure...
 
petros
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Of course.
 
Cliffy
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Sounds like there is more to this story than what is in the OP.


About ASBOs

Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs) are civil orders made against someone who has engaged in anti-social behaviour in the UK or the Republic of Ireland.

ASBOs were introduced by the Labour party under Tony Blair in 1998. The intent was give the state a way to prevent and control low-level behaviour that would not normally warrant a criminal prosecution but brings fear and misery to those living amonst it.
ASBOs are designed to limit and correct the recipient's behavior. For example, by forbidding a return to a certain area or shop, or by restricting public behavior such as swearing or drinking.
As the ASBO is a civil order, the defendant has no right to evidence that might disprove the assertions of the plaintiff, though violating an ASBO can incur up to five years imprisonment. This means getting an ASBO does not give you a criminal record, but breaking the ASBO could.
ASBOs are not without contraversy. Many critics suggest that they may be "desirable" to certain people as a "badge", to be respected amongst peers.
In the United Kingdom, an ASBO may be issued in response to "conduct which caused or was likely to cause harm, harassment, alarm or distress, to one or more persons not of the same household as him or herself and where an ASBO is seen as necessary to protect relevant persons from further anti-social acts by the Defendant."[5] In England and Wales they are issued by Magistrates' Courts, and in Scotland by the Sheriff Courts.
 
petros
#9
Aren't you glad we we don't have those laws here Cliffy?
 
Cliffy
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#10
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Aren't you glad we we don't have those laws here Cliffy?

Yup. They would have slap an ASBO on me back in the 70s when I built my "stick shack" in northern BC. They never consider that the government might be part of the problem.
 
petros
+2
#11
A house is just straight sticks, mud between paper and rock heated into glass and insulation. Being nonsymeticral is illegal.
 
JLM
+1
#12
What a bunch of sh*t! Is the whole world going nuts? I was building forts in the bush when I was 6 years old. Can't believe this sh*t is in the news!
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

What a bunch of sh*t! Is the whole world going nuts? I was building forts in the bush when I was 6 years old. Can't believe this sh*t is in the news!

I can. This is England where bureaucracy was invented.

Anyone know how many ASBOS one can wrack up before getting a few weeks of free room& board?
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

Foolish, foolish children! Do they not know the only good fort is a pillow one! Sticks, along with their nefarious companions stones, break bones.


Although you didn't have to put up with them playing outside your house.
 
petros
#15
Where should kids play? Indoors?
 
taxslave
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#16
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Where should kids play? Indoors?

On the freeway.
 
petros
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#17
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

On the freeway.

As long as nobody is playing with Blackleaf, all is well.
 
Blackleaf
#18
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Where should kids play? Indoors?


You didn't have these kids playing and causing trouble outside YOUR house, did you?

You're one of those NIMBYs.
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

You didn't have these kids playing and causing trouble outside YOUR house, did you?

You're one of those NIMBYs.

Canadian kids are civilized and polite. They do not create problems.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

You didn't have these kids playing and causing trouble outside YOUR house, did you?

You're one of those NIMBYs.

I have girls the same age prostituing outside my house. I'd rather they built a fort and played like girls that age should.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

I have girls the same age prostituing outside my house. I'd rather they built a fort and played like girls that age should.

But you wouldn't want them causing trouble outside your house, would you?
 
petros
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

But you wouldn't want them causing trouble outside your house, would you?

What do you think the underage ookers and the pedophiles who pick them up are doing? Baking cookies and picking up litter?
 
Tecumsehsbones
+3
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

I have girls the same age prostituing outside my house.

That must save you a ton of time and fuel.
 
Blackleaf
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

What do you think the underage ookers and the pedophiles who pick them up are doing? Baking cookies and picking up litter?


What paedophiles?
 
taxslave
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#25
Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

What paedophiles?

Your facebook friends.
 
petros
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

What paedophiles?

Is reading and comprehension of what you read problematic all the time?
 
Blackleaf
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Is reading and comprehension of what you read problematic all the time?


No, but it is for you. What have paedophiles got to do with this story?

This story is about troublemaking brats causing trouble for the neighbours.
 
petros
#28
Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

No, but it is for you. What have paedophiles got to do with this story?

This story is about troublemaking brats causing trouble for the neighbours.

You can't put two and two together to make four?

Maybe somebody more generous than I am will clue you in.
 
darkbeaver
#29
The children were behaving in an anti social manner in an unsupervised area and no doubt had skipped their meds and should be investigated to determine that they have complied with vaccine regulations. This kind of deviance will not be tolerated by the state their parents of course will have to be arrested and interrogated. If we are to properly regulate replicant bio units they should of course be tagged at delivery with chips to monitor and guide them into productive consumerism and proper reverence for the New Order which we all have correctly and responsibly decided to support and make supreme sacrifices to achieve. Every citizen must comply with state mandates if we are to defeat the Solar irregularities presently threatening our planet. Report irregularities when you witness them.
 
Twila
#30
There definately seems to be more to this story. I couldn't imagine complaining that kids were playing.

14yrs old does seem a bit old for the innocent tree fort, stick fort building thing. Maybe these were truly just children, and I could be a bit jaded having seen what most 14yrs olds are like in this day and age. Fort building is not usually their forte. Malls and shopping and boys are more their style. But these kids could be different.

Are dog walkers in Britain a different sort then what we have in Canada? Surly and miserable? I may have been more fortunate than others, but I've not met alot of nasty dog walkers.
 

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