It's time to repay him.
If you are not familiar with the story, the bare bones of it are this: Norman, 85, was hauled into court. Fearing (rightly) that he would be stitched up, Norman used his mobile phone to record the proceedings. Someone noticed and told the judge. This was such an affront to the court that the judge gaoled him for contempt of court.
Ordinarily, contempt of court warrants a few hours in a cold cell to "think about what you did". Most people send an apology to the court, they are released, and the case gets underway again.
In Norman's case, they gaoled him for SIX MONTHS!
He has been denied visitors, pens, paper, a hospital visit, and this old man, in no condition to survive and thrive is locked up for 23 1/2 hours a day.
This is the man we are talking about:
Such a huge threat to decent society must be caged, no?
Hell no. He must be released immediately. I rarely get down on bended knee for anyone these days, but I am begging for your help to publicise this travesty. Beyond murder or violent assault, I cannot think of a single reason to justify this man's continuing incarceration. It serves no purpose, and it does not show anyone, least of all the judiciary, in a good light.
This is a letter from Norman:
As you will read eleswhere, Norman is no angel. He is an Awkward Sod with a Black Belt 6th Dan.
Remember though that the judge was not passing sentence on his past misdeeds, he gaoled him for what he did on the day.
If you wish to drop him a line, please use this address:
2 Gloucester Terrace
Please, please, please spread the word. Let's get something done for this man.