And, via The Englishman, I find this piece of council excrement.
Street market inspectors were ordered to target a convicted "metric martyr" and his sister while ignoring other traders working in pounds and ounces because council officers wanted to "teach them a lesson".
Three former Hackney Council inspectors have told how they were instructed to single out Colin Hunt, 60 - one of the original metric martyrs - and his sister, Janet Devers, 64, for "enforcement action" because the pair had campaigned against the ban on imperial measurements.
One ex-inspector, who worked for Hackney for four years, said: "The manager told us that we had to teach Janet and Colin a lesson and focus our enforcement efforts on them rather than any other traders who used imperial measures or sold goods by the bowl. We knew it wasn't fair, but if we objected the managers just said we should do as we were told. They made it clear that we had to pick on Janet and Colin even though they are good traders with a long history in the market."
Mr Hunt was convicted of using imperial measures in 2001 and fought an unsuccessful High Court battle on the issue in 2002.
Mrs Devers was last month convicted on eight similar charges by Thames magistrates last month - a case that prompted the Government to announce new guidelines that would effectively ban such prosecutions for "essentially minor offences". However, the use of imperial weights remains technically illegal.
This is absolutely fucking disgusting; indeed, it perverts the entire idea that everyone is equal under the law. Sure, it's a fucking stupid law and should never have been introduced, let alone enforced. But... if you are going to enforce laws, then you must do it to everyone equally.
The managers at Hackney Council are a collection of bullying, fucking cunts and I hope that they are incredibly ashamed of themselves—they should burn in hell. However, since they probably don't have any shame, let's not wait for hell: burn the fuckers now. Publically.
Actually, hang them gently and then burn them, whilst they're dangling. Much more appropriate. Especially if we shot arrows into them at the same time.
Disproportionate? I don't think so: these people will serve as a warning that we will not tolerate the abuse of power by public servants.
So, hang 'em and burn 'em and shoot 'em full of arrows. Let us, in fact, get mediaeval on their arses...
Or, at the very least, they should be named and shamed: I want to see their pictures spread across the newspapers with "these people are corrupt, bullying cunts whose abuse of power is shameful. Please throw rocks at them" as a caption. These people have abused the power that we have lent them and absolutely proved that they cannot be trusted: they should lose their jobs and be publicly shamed pour encourager les autres...