If you thought learning grammar was for dummies, think again. In a bizarre incident, two students in the UK have been spared a jail term for dealing drugs due to their immaculate grammar and language skills.
The incident occurred in Swansea, Wales where a 19-year-old Luke Rance sold 21-year-old Brandon Kerrison a large quantity of marijunana. The latter intended to further distribute the pot among others interested, The Independent reported.
What gave the two away was the strong smell from their stash which reached the trained noses of some local cops. Both Rance and Kerrison were apprehended with illicit objects including large quantities of pot. Some cocaine was also recovered from Rance along with seven bags of pot while Kerrison was caught with two bags of herbal weed. More marijuana worth over £1,200 was also recovered from Rance’s room.
However, when the case reached court, Judge David Hale noted that the two dealers and unusually good grammar and punctuation skills.
The two were exchanging messages regarding their dealings via text messages and Judge Hale was impressed by their apparently superior grammar skills. Since both the boys were about to start degree courses, the judge decided to let the two off and did not send them to prison.
The incident sparked outrage on social media. Some commented that this was only possible as the perps were white and privileged.
Two white British men caught dealing cocaine & cannabis. Judge refuses to send them to prison b/c he was “so impressed by their texting grammar”
Compared to UK Whites—Blacks:
•Searched 8x more often
•Arrested 3.5x more often
•Prosecuted 4x more oftenhttps://t.co/rS77okQdfg
— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@MuslimIQ) January 4, 2019
Is nobody gonna talk about how a judge let two white men (who sold large amounts of drugs) off prison time because ‘their grammar and spelling was good’ in their drug hookup texts??
— Ella (@artistiqwalrus) January 5, 2019
Brock turner’s sexual assault survivor wrote a powerful letter with perfect grammar and punctuation.Unfortunately, it didn’t work for her.
Judge Aaron Persky said “A prison sentence would have a severe impact on him’. Therefore, he served 3M out of 6M. pic.twitter.com/DeKho4iqDn
— The ηεω life of Sissi (@Orlog2verdandi) January 5, 2019
If they weren’t white, they’d be doing serious time in prison, regardless of their grammar skills.
— Hekate Antania (@hekateantania) January 6, 2019
Apparently just so long as your grammar and punctuation are correct in the drug dealing texts you send then you can escape a prison sentence according to controversial Judge Hale. Another victory for our justice system! https://t.co/CiXl4SHyoF
— Charles Rae (@Sunxrae) January 4, 2019
@JeremyVineOn5 It is absolutely absurd to think that one’s grammar can prevent them from going to prison. It never prevented me from going. I ended up being THAT inmate who had to read others guys letters to them, and help them reply.
— Jamie Scott Piller♿ (@jme7784) January 4, 2019
Judge: no jail time for white drug dealers due to good grammar. Here’s that 80%:20%::crime:prison ratio. Whites commit nearly 80% of crimes!! This is why blacks are disproportionately overpopulating our prisons. White crime walks, black crime is punished.https://t.co/FK1MQV4J6w pic.twitter.com/ympFlAv2s6
— MediaTrick&PoliTicks (@TricksnTICKs) January 5, 2019
Good Grammar keeps two drug dealers from prison??!!
What are we NOT been told?
Daddy is a Mason?
They went to expensive Private school?
THERE IS MORE!
— David Stuart Cole. (@cole_davesc66) January 5, 2019