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Ciaran Dickson

Had never heard of him until he was discussed on here a couple of weeks ago, possibly on the transfer deadline thread when I asked about him as he was getting negative comments from Gers fans. Along the lines of, "There's talent there but he's a waste of space.. there's a reason he was released/sacked by the club" Sounded like another Tony Watt only worse.

And now this..

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/ciaran-dickson-crow-road-glasgow-b1920071.html

Not looking good for him. If the arrest goes any further.. he's destroyed two lives. All the opportunity in the world and potentially ruined every bit of it.

posted 2 days, 2 hours ago

comment by Call Sign (U3627)
posted 9 minutes ago
comment by son of quebec (U8127)
posted 8 minutes ago
Nothing a night in the strip club won't fix.
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Asking the bouncers if they are on 30k
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And the dancers.
Dancer:"30K? I make that a month. You should see some if the dafties that just give me their credit cards.

posted 2 days, 2 hours ago

comment by son of quebec (U8127)
posted 4 minutes ago
comment by Call Sign (U3627)
posted 9 minutes ago
comment by son of quebec (U8127)
posted 8 minutes ago
Nothing a night in the strip club won't fix.
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Asking the bouncers if they are on 30k
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And the dancers.
Dancer:"30K? I make that a month. You should see some if the dafties that just give me Gingers credit cards.
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Fixed

posted 2 days, 1 hour ago

Joe must have his own private booth by now? 😂

posted 2 days, 1 hour ago

comment by JukeboxJunkie (U10162)
posted 15 minutes ago
Joe must have his own private booth by now? 😂
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He has, but he's a coont of a dancer tbh

comment by Tully1 (U20686)

posted 2 days, 1 hour ago

comment by Zachsda( I stand with Heart and Hand) (U1850)
posted 8 hours, 12 minutes ago
comment by JFK - The Rebel Treble (U8919)
posted 5 minutes ago
i see Shamima Begum was on GMB this morning and it's driving people to furious rage again.

She was 15 when she made an idiotic decision after being groomed, she's on there this morning without a hijab or burka and if she was still a part of isis that would simply not be allowed, even as part of any scheme.

she said some stupid things as well mind you, re the manchester bombings.

it's difficult, on the one hand you have to recognise it was the mistakes of a child and on the other you have to be cautious.

If she came back here she would have a mob on her in no time.
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That we “took away her nationality” is a disgrace
If she’s done something illegal bring her home and try her(I’d try her)
It’s like an Aldi version of Guantanamo how we have disowned her
She’s our issue

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She is our problem and we need to deal with it. She was what 15'/6 when she fecked up? Maybe like yon 21 year old De Monfert uni student, the Lincoln white supremist/nazi sympathiser, she should just be sentenced to read Jayne Eyre?

Pride, Prejudice and racism anyone?

comment by Tully1 (U20686)

posted 2 days ago

Interesting that this debate should take place the same day that the Scottish Sentencing Council published this report https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-58562272

Interesting also that earlier on most posters agreed that 'young people do daft things, but grow out of it'. (which effectively is what the report says) Some of us, myself included, well, we were just lucky 'cause we never really got caught, got away with it and growed up.

But that understanding, that theoretical outlook, that empathy, so evident on here earlier, somehow, when a particular case is mentioned (and it could be almost any case involving a young person), then that particular case becomes different.

Then, well then, it's time for the good local folks to get out their pitchforks and go out a'hunting.

comment by My POV (U10636)

posted 2 days ago

Life’s changed now though Tully. You make one mistake, and that’s you done-irrespective of the magnitude of it.

Social media has given a platform for anyone with access to voice their thoughts and opinions pretty much unchecked. It allows a pile on when a situation allows.

The whole idea of a second chance is a thing of the past unless you get a good PR firm.

Some folk do deserve that chance, and some probably don’t. Pretty much the general consensus in most cases is no though.

comment by Tully1 (U20686)

posted 2 days ago

comment by My POV (U10636)
posted 1 minute ago
Life’s changed now though Tully. You make one mistake, and that’s you done-irrespective of the magnitude of it.

Social media has given a platform for anyone with access to voice their thoughts and opinions pretty much unchecked. It allows a pile on when a situation allows.

The whole idea of a second chance is a thing of the past unless you get a good PR firm.

Some folk do deserve that chance, and some probably don’t. Pretty much the general consensus in most cases is no though.
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I'm not arguing with you but that is what Zach called 'frontier justice', so beloved of the 'hang em high and let God decide' brigade.

Here are two facts: Scotland locks up more people than any other country in western Europe; Scotland, per capita, has the highest drug deaths in the world.

We're doing something wrong here and it helping no one. Putting young people in the pokey leads, in Scotland, inevitably, to re-offending, to more crime and more re-offending.
It's not going to be popular but the rehabilitation of young people, in the long run, is the smarter move both for them and for us.

posted 1 day, 23 hours ago

Interesting perspective Tully, and I agree.

Personally I did many a stupid thing when I was young, running home on rail tracks, cos that was the only way I knew to get home, drinking and driving as a teen, how I survived, who knows, but I did. I got away with it. The problem for this particular young lad is his talent and presumed relative wealth which sparks jealous and holier than thou thoughts.I learnt my lessons, others need help doing so. Livi's manager is a good case in point of someone turning their life around.Ultimately very sad that a young boy lost his life and another is going to have to live with that forever.

posted 1 day, 23 hours ago

comment by My POV (U10636)
posted 41 minutes ago
Life’s changed now though Tully. You make one mistake, and that’s you done-irrespective of the magnitude of it.

Social media has given a platform for anyone with access to voice their thoughts and opinions pretty much unchecked. It allows a pile on when a situation allows.

The whole idea of a second chance is a thing of the past unless you get a good PR firm.

Some folk do deserve that chance, and some probably don’t. Pretty much the general consensus in most cases is no though.
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Yet to read it, but my cousin was recommending one of Jon Ronson's new books earlier that covers the current culture around "cancelling" folk and the court if public opinion.

Apparently started because someone was posing as him on Twitter, just without the blue tick. Used his photo etc, gathered thousands of followers and was being a diick to everyone.

The real Jon Ronson asked the imposter to stop and was told something along the lines of "you don't own your online persona" 😂😂😂

Which led him to researching this topic and writing the book. Apparently discusses how we've regressed to the middle ages of flogging folk on the streets locally with rotten food, only it's gone global and the food is replaced with losing all of your income.

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