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12/01/2006 10:49 AM ID: 58654 Permalink   

Student Could Get 15 Years Jail for Throwing Cake at Government Minister

 

Norway: John Waagaard is currently standing trial charged with attempting to obstruct the duties of a cabinet minister. Waagaard was charged after he threw a cream cake at Finance Minister Kristen Halvorsen during her first official appearance.

The charge carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison. Waagaard has apologized to the minister and admits his actions were wrong but thinks the charges are far more serious than the crime warrants.

The judge has allowed both the government minister and John Waagaard to testify privately. The student hopes that he will be free to attend an exam at the Norwegian School of Management on Friday.

 
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  haha  
 
loser cant do the time, shouldnt do the crime. Granted 15 years is heavy for it, but its assult also. He will most likly get something drasticly lighter but should still be done for assult and something mild for attempting to obstruct the duties of a cabinet minister. IE he should not be able to attend the exam. If exams meant so much to him he should have thought about that before a violent protest involving assulting a minister!
 
  by: ssxxxssssss   12/01/2006 01:11 PM     
  Violent?  
 
I'd hardly call throwing a cake violent... The sentence is way too harsh.

Besides, he threw it at a politician, they have no souls so don't count as humans.
 
  by: daniel2508     12/01/2006 02:00 PM     
  @ssxxxssssss  
 
politicians are suppose to work for us. they are not above us. do you think if he threw the pie at a homeless person he's be getting 15 years? he probably wouldn't even get community service in that event. this is a message that government officials are more important than anyone else in society. how dare you insult royalty!
 
  by: ManilaRyce     12/01/2006 02:16 PM     
  Twisted Laws  
 
So a woman can jack children with drugs and get 8 years http://shortnews.com/...
But mess with political royalty in public and you'l do twice the time.
 
  by: thunderb3   12/01/2006 03:19 PM     
  @ story  
 
Z-OMG! 15 years for getting a pie thrown at you?

I would say just let the guy give a public apology, and a slap on the wrist and let him be. This is serious time for a not-so serious "crime".

What about that guy who threw pie's at famous people, stars, world leaders, etc? What ever happened to him? Was he ever put in jail?
 
  by: chainzsaw   12/01/2006 04:30 PM     
  @ssxxxssssss  
 
You say he shouldn't be able to take the exam, but would you rather have some bum and pay for his time in jail with taxes, or a person with a real job actually being productive.
There are other ways to punish someone instead of taking their life away, rendering them useless and giving them more reason to commit crime because they can't live without it.
 
  by: sp00ky187   12/01/2006 05:12 PM     
  mmmm...  
 
cake
 
  by: m.i.a.elite     12/01/2006 05:25 PM     
  Now...  
 
If that lady wanted to gain some brownie points by showing that she can understand the younger generation and their intolerances for certain things and try to win them over, she'd make this whole thing a slap on the wrist...

....but, as daniel2508 stated earlier. She is a politician, therefore she is not human, thus making her void of all sympathy and emotion. I'd love to be able to eat these words and see her prove us wrong. But then again, you can't have your cake thrown at you and eat it too. :)
 
  by: definition   12/01/2006 07:53 PM     
  @thunderb3  
 
"Twisted Laws

So a woman can jack children with drugs and get 8 years http://shortnews.com/... But mess with political royalty in public and you'l do twice the time."

Here in the U.S. we need people like that to stimulate the economy, media, and whatever.... :)
 
  by: definition   12/01/2006 08:30 PM     
  He should get the full 15 years  
 
wasting cake is a serious offence. Why couldnt he have used eggs or flour, something cake like but non cake.

@ManilaRyce, wouldnt throwing cake at homeless people be classed as charity?
 
  by: AccessG     12/02/2006 05:19 AM     
  Hmmm...  
 
"The student hopes that he will be free to attend an exam at the Norwegian School of Management on Friday."

Premeditated attempted caking... yep, he's management material!
 
  by: opinionated   12/02/2006 05:36 AM     
  serves the little numbskull right  
 
these stupid kids need to learn respect for your elders, i say BRING BACK THE STRAP!!!
 
  by: jocksteeluk   12/02/2006 07:24 AM     
  heh...  
 
The best part of this message is if you're gonna throw something at a government official you'd better hope you really hurt or kill them with it, because you'll get the same sentence anyhow.
 
  by: splicer   12/02/2006 10:18 AM     
  wow  
 
If this was America he would instantly either be labeled Terrorist or Mentally Ill or he would be renditioned.
 
  by: si182uk   12/02/2006 01:54 PM     
  jail would be quite the role revesal  
 
for the little punk, instead of him throwing creampies at people he will be getting Cream thrown all over him in jail except it wouldnt be the dairy kind.
 
  by: jocksteeluk   12/02/2006 04:51 PM     
  moron  
 
has he said anything about why he threw the cake in the first place?
 
  by: Amaze   12/02/2006 04:54 PM     
  ..  
 
can't remember exact details, but a couple of years ago in the UK a man who raped a 9 month old baby, was given 15 months in jail. Can't quite remember if those number are right but, goes to show you how out of whack humanity has it's priorities
 
  by: pornohippy   12/03/2006 12:52 AM     
  Lets say  
 
I was walking down the street, and someone threw a cake at me,

If I phoned the police, they'd probably ignore me.

However, becuase its a government minister, the earth must stand still and his attacker be executed.
 
  by: GogeVandire   12/03/2006 04:17 PM     
  he has been sentenced  
 
to 30 days in jail...
 
  by: Amaze   12/04/2006 04:46 PM     
 
 
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