Of course if people refuse to be made better then they deserve what is coming to them.
Have a read of this,
Non-smoker jailed for attacking deaf smokerThe reporting is a bit strange. The deaf mute 56 year old "refused" to stop smoking. From reading this one gets the feeling he did no such thing. He didn't hear the request. That is not a refusal. Smoking at a bus stop is not against the law, indeed I often find that the only way to get a bus to turn up at all is to light a cigarette.
A NON-smoker was jailed for two years yesterday for attacking a “deaf and mute” man who refused to stub out a cigarette.
Robert Russo, 35, asked Glyn Robbins to stop smoking while they were waiting at a bus stop. But he didn’t realise Mr Robbins, 56, couldn’t hear him, and thought he was being rude.
Cardiff Crown Court heard Russo then punched him in the face and kneed him as he fell to the floor. CCTV footage was played to the court showing Russo kick Mr Robbins as he lay on the floor. A witness called police and Russo was arrested.
Russo, of Snowden Road, Ely, Cardiff, admitted wounding with intent and unlawful wounding.
He told police, “I told him to stop smoking and I thought he was going to have a go at me so I hit him.”
Mr Robbins was left bleeding from the nose and ear after the attack at Cardiff Central bus station.
The self justification of the thug is a classic of its kind. Please note, "I told him", no he didn't ask him politely, he told him. If I am told to do anything I am far less likly to do it than if I am asked. Simple manners. Then the younger man felt the older one was going to "have a go", what does that mean, tell him to piss off and muind his own business? Take a swing at him? It isn't clear but I suspect the former. Which justifies punching kneeing and kicking on the ground obviously.
I wionder if Russo should serve not merely his two year sentance, but maybe should have a court order banning him from anywhere where cigarettes may be smoked.