What Happens To Hardworking Family Men When The Law Won't Listen....please Take A Moment To Read.

My husband DC was working as a security guard at Tesco Seacroft in August 2009. One night a drunken yob kept trying to get into the store whilst shouting racist abuse at DC who refused to let him in as he was too intoxicated. To cut a long story short, the yob threatened to stab David whilst calling him a ni**er. DC punched him once to remove the threat. On Friday 12th March 2010, DC was SENTENCED TO 9 MONTHS IN PRISON. This in spite of having a 14yr old son, a wife (who only works part-time) a mortgage & other financial commitments with no way to pay them once the main breadwinner was taken away.
Despite ringing the police FIVE times straight after the incident NO police came.
Despite there being witnesses to the yobs behaviour and threats NO police ever interviewed them.

The police rang DC the next day and asked him to come and make a statement. He was arrested & held for 10 hours before being charged.
After being advised by his solicitor to take it to crown court and plead not guilty, DC  was then advised by his barrister to enter a plea of guilty because if he pled not guilty and was subsequently found guilty there was a good chance of him going to prison.Whereas pleading guilty would more than likely lead to him getting fined/community service/suspended sentence etc.. Having a wife and young family, DC did not want to risk being incacerated so followed the legal advice he was given- to his cost.
Those who know DC know he is a gentle unassuming modest man who is not quick to lose his temper. Seventeen times British powerlifting champion (drug free), he is a hard working devoted family man. Our family is devastated and in shock.

I am trying to take this further, please join the facebook group P.A.Y. (People Against Yobs) and help spread the word.

Here's the link  http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=365073092219&ref=mf#!/group.php?gid=365073092219&ref=nf

 Thank you

CarterFamily CarterFamily
46-50, F
Mar 16, 2010