Passenger punches pilot in face after crew wake her up when she’s found unconscious before take-off
This is an odd and increasingly common story about people flying who are simply out of their mind.
She was unresponsive, so the flight crew ". . . called the captain who found her with her eyes shut and mouth open.
Prosecuting, Tina Cunnane said Nyamanhindi finally opened her eyes during the incident and was asked to join the captain on the aircraft steps.
Staggering, her eyes were ‘glazed, unfocused and unnatural’ – but when asked if she had taken medication or drugs, she replied with ‘am I allowed to go or not?'"
The answer was no, so she attacked the captain, and was later arrested. After posting bail, she was released but without rights to foreign travel, so she immediately booked, and was arrested boarding a flight to Paphos, Cyprus, er, foreign travel.
Wait for it . . .
"He said she was currently homeless and needed help with anger management.
“She was very tired and is not at her best when she is woken up,” she added.
Nyamanhindi, whose record includes two assaults on police officers, was sentenced to 12 weeks’ jail suspended for two years."
Suspended? If you don't take these assaults seriously she certainly will not. If she has real mental health issues get her help, if she is just a petty assaultive criminal with anger management problems, give her two years in the cooler. But two years with only a "we'll be watching you!" Is not even a slap on the wrist.
Britain seems to be suffering from the odd problem that the people who run the system are reasonable, and compassionate, but they cannot come to grips with the fact that the criminals are not. Instead of convicting the hooligans for periods of time which will make them sit up and take note, they act as if the criminals are their good ol' mum, and give out wrist slaps as if that will work.
That did not work in America, from the 1960s through the 1980s, but it did drive crime to dizzying heights. It will not work in Britain, and it is driving crime to dizzying heights.