Monday, January 18, 2010


Man sues BA 'for treating men like perverts'
A businessman is suing British Airways over a policy that bans male passengers from sitting next to children they don't know - even if the child's parents are on the same flight.
Mirko Fischer has accused the airline of branding all men as potential sex offenders and says innocent travelers are being publicly humiliated.
In line with the policy, BA cabin crew patrol the aisles before take-off checking that youngsters traveling on their own or in a different row from their parents are not next to a male stranger.
If they find a man next to a child or teenager they will ask him to move to a different seat. The aircraft will not take off unless the passenger obeys.
Mr. Fischer, a 33-year-old hedge fund manager, became aware of the policy while he was flying from Gatwick with his wife Stephanie, 30.
His wife, who was six months pregnant, had booked a window seat which she thought would be more spacious. Mr. Fischer was in the middle seat between her and a 12-year-old boy.
Shortly after all passengers had sat down, having stowed their bags in the overhead lockers, a male steward asked Mr. Fischer to change his seat.
Mr. Fischer refused, explaining that his wife was pregnant, at which point the steward raised his voice, causing several passengers to turn round in alarm. He warned that the aircraft could not take off unless Mr. Fischer obeyed.
Mr. Fischer eventually moved seats but felt so humiliated by his treatment that he is taking the airline to court on the grounds of sex discrimination. He is paying all his own legal.
If he wins at the hearing next month at Slough County Court, BA will have to change its policy.
He has promised to donate any compensation to the NSPCC.

Illinois mom sends “Child Porn” to a soldier in Afghanistan
An Illinois National Guard soldier in Afghanistan has been charged by the U.S. Army with possessing child pornography over pictures of a young relative his mother says she sent him.
Terri Miller of Galesburg says she sent her son, Specialist Billy Miller, pictures of the little girl to help him get over his homesickness.
The pictures show the child in a swimsuit playing a wading pool and sitting on a truck. In one, the girl is wearing a swim suit and part of her buttocks are exposed.
The Army says Miller will stay in Afghanistan until his court martial. His unit came home last August. Miller faces jail time, if convicted.
Terri Miller says the pictures are innocent. She says her son is close to the girl.
“You have no clue how it eats me up", said a crying Terri Miller. "I blame myself every day, every day, if I wouldn't have sent the pictures he would be home."


Tim said...

These stories show the stupidity that has infected humanity.

With the BA story: what, there are no female pedophiles??? That seems very hard to believe. Besides, what is a pedophile going to do on a flight? Don't they do their disgusting work in private?

And the military is way too politically correct. The soldier should have the charges dropped and allowed to continue his military career. The ones prosecuting him probably agree with the idiots that allowed the shooter from a few weeks ago to stay in the army and get promoted.

Anonymous said...

When are we going to finally put criminal police, prosecutors and judges in prison for multiple life-sentences? Apart from actually putting true criminals behind bars -they wrongfully (& joyfully) hurt innocent people only in order to justify their selfish existence in something, often regardless of rights or wrongdoing. Justice against them MUST prevail!

Since the late 1980s/early 1990s all over America false child abuse/porn accusations were becomming rampant, permanently destroying innocent families, and horrifically falsely imprisoning good people to the point of suicide. Tens of thousands of good people have been tricked into pleading guilty to a crime which never happened to avoid public embarassement, etc., but then 20-30+ years later they must register as some kind of sex offender and never have the critical rights to survive as they are supposed to, and they have no way to care for their children/families. This is America’s biggest problem. They should correct this (and imprison thousands of dishonest police, prosecutors and judges) before sending troops to kill innocent, scared 3rd-world people.

Haven’t we learned anything from the dark ages (witch hunts, tyrants, oppression, etc.)?