- A British man and a judge had a verbal dispute in the courtroom
- John Hennigan was accused of using racist language toward a black woman. He had many charges of similar mature in the past
- Hennigan was sentenced to 18 months in jail
John Hennigan, 50, was being judged for using racist language to a black woman and her two children. During the court hearing he called the court judge, Patricia Lynch QC, a “bit of a cunt.” The judge parried: “You are a bit of a cunt yourself.”
Thus began the verbal exchange between the neo-nazi and the crown court judge. “Go fuck yourself, ” screamed Hennigan. To which the judge replied: “You too.”
In addition, reports indicate that Hennigan shouted “Sieg Heil” and banged on the glass of his dock.
Hennigan was sent to jail for 18 months.
He had dozens of previous convictions which included assault, drug and firearm possession. He had also had ASBOs placed on him.
An ASBO is an ‘anti-social behavior order’, a civil order in the UK against people who have engaged in anti-social behavior.
When Hennigan was back in court on 2012 for making Nazi salutes in a London Pub, breaching an ASBO, the sentencing judge told him: “In sentencing you, the court is not upholding some culture of political correctness. It is preserving public order and dealing with behaviour that is regarded by most people as way, way off the scale in terms of that which is acceptable. In this crowded public house in this city you gave a Nazi salute and spoke provocatively of Jews. The Holocaust was a crime against humanity of enormous magnitude. Behaving in the way you did was appalling.”