Chorleywood man, Joshua Wiggins, given community order after Notting Hill Carnival racist rant

Chorleywood man given community order after carnival racist rant

Chorleywood man given community order after carnival racist rant

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A Chorleywood man who launched into a racist rant during a violent bust up at the Notting Hill Carnival has been made the subject of a community order and must carry out 150 hours unpaid work.

He was also ordered to attend 18 sessions of alcohol treatment and 19 sessions of the "thinking skills" programme, and to pay £223 compensation to the owner of a vehicle he damaged along with a £60 victim surcharge.

Hammersmith Magistrates Court was told jobless Joshua Wiggins, 25, of Bullsland Lane, had been drinking heavily and turned his attention to a woman whose car had broken down, after his friend had been thumped by an unknown black man he abused earlier.

Wiggins pleaded guilty to racially aggravated harassment and causing £223 worth of criminal damage to her Vauxhall Astra in North Kensington on August 25.

Prosecutor Mr Tom Gill told the court it was 10pm and three women were on the roadside waiting for breakdown assistance when they heard Wiggins violently arguing with a black man.

"Mr Wiggins was walking backwards and shouting ‘You can't touch me you f***ing n*****’," explained Mr Gill.

"The women then saw him lash out at the wing mirror, kicking it off."

The black man took off his shirt while saying: "He's not going to call me a n*****," and punched the defendant's friend, causing a cut to his head.

The three women were concerned, but Wiggins told them: "I don't need help from you n******."

The police and an ambulance were called but the abuse continued, said Mr Gill adding: "He was hurling abuse at the three women as the officers arrived."

Wiggins later told police: "I was drunk. I kicked the wing mirror off."

The court heard that Wiggins, who has a long-term drink problem, and also abuses cocaine and cannabis, admits he was angry at his friend being punched and insists he is not a racist.

Bench chairwoman Mrs Joanne Baron said: "These are very unpleasant offences and if you were not so incredibly drunk it probably would not have happened.

"This is a really serious offence, aggravated by the fact you were drinking and these were vulnerable victims with a broken-down car late at night and they must have been extremely frightened."

Wiggins was sentenced to a 12-month community order, which includes 150 hours community service work.

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11:31pm Tue 4 Mar 14

LSC says...

I'm willing to believe this man is an idiot. But not a racist. This term gets banded about a lot.
What sort of racist goes to of all places, the Notting Hill Carnival and waits until 10 pm before he breaks a wing mirror and calls a few people names?
That does not make sense.
Just sounds like a drunk to me. Leave race out of it.

And a note to the black community: If you don't like the N word, stop using it yourselves. It is either a word or it isn't, I don't care which. It isn't one that springs to my vocabulary, but you can't have it both ways. IF I use it I'm racist, if you use it you are 'street'.
That cannot work long term, if we are all going to get along, like we all want to.
I'm willing to believe this man is an idiot. But not a racist. This term gets banded about a lot. What sort of racist goes to of all places, the Notting Hill Carnival and waits until 10 pm before he breaks a wing mirror and calls a few people names? That does not make sense. Just sounds like a drunk to me. Leave race out of it. And a note to the black community: If you don't like the N word, stop using it yourselves. It is either a word or it isn't, I don't care which. It isn't one that springs to my vocabulary, but you can't have it both ways. IF I use it I'm racist, if you use it you are 'street'. That cannot work long term, if we are all going to get along, like we all want to. LSC
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11:03am Wed 5 Mar 14

njm211270 says...

I agree with LSC, this word is used far too easily and never the other way round.
I agree with LSC, this word is used far too easily and never the other way round. njm211270
  • Score: 1

11:14am Wed 5 Mar 14

Boosey says...

The only drink problem for an unemployed person should be they can't afford to drink!
The only drink problem for an unemployed person should be they can't afford to drink! Boosey
  • Score: 1

12:08pm Wed 5 Mar 14

LocalBoy1 says...

I am confused?? The n***** word is used by certain black communities, I believe as a form of greeting or even a term of endearment. It is frequently, these days, used in movies by black actors and actresses towards each other. This has happened in the last decade or so? It is now becoming used more frequently. Yet us white folks mustn't use the n****** word under any circumstances (the drunk guy from Chorleywood was of course totally out of order) I am in full agreement with LSC and I have taken the liberty of copying part of his comment to make my point and concur..............
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"And a note to the black community: If you don't like the N word, stop using it yourselves. It is either a word or it isn't, I don't care which. It isn't one that springs to my vocabulary, but you can't have it both ways. IF I use it I'm racist, if you use it you are 'street'.
"That cannot work long term, if we are all going to get along, like we all want to"............. Says it all for me!...... Just as a footnote, I was once called "white trash" and "white honky" by a black man who had been drinking (the police were called as he was causing a disturbance) The response by the police was, don't take it too seriously he is drunk...... Double standards??
I am confused?? The n***** word is used by certain black communities, I believe as a form of greeting or even a term of endearment. It is frequently, these days, used in movies by black actors and actresses towards each other. This has happened in the last decade or so? It is now becoming used more frequently. Yet us white folks mustn't use the n****** word under any circumstances (the drunk guy from Chorleywood was of course totally out of order) I am in full agreement with LSC and I have taken the liberty of copying part of his comment to make my point and concur.............. ........ "And a note to the black community: If you don't like the N word, stop using it yourselves. It is either a word or it isn't, I don't care which. It isn't one that springs to my vocabulary, but you can't have it both ways. IF I use it I'm racist, if you use it you are 'street'. "That cannot work long term, if we are all going to get along, like we all want to"............. Says it all for me!...... Just as a footnote, I was once called "white trash" and "white honky" by a black man who had been drinking (the police were called as he was causing a disturbance) The response by the police was, don't take it too seriously he is drunk...... Double standards?? LocalBoy1
  • Score: 5

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