Stop the prosecution of 3 individuals for taking food from a rubbish skip.
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Upon waking up this morning I begun my usual news binge and came across a story that resonated with me.
3 individuals were arrested on 25 October 2013, just before midnight, after a member of the public called the police to report three men climbing over a wall at the back of Iceland in Kentish Town .
Their crime, taking food items from a skip worth a grand total of £33. According to the Crown Prosecution Service the case will go ahead because they 'feel there is significant public interest in prosecuting these three individuals'
Now, as a member of the public I hope I am not the only one who feels that this is NOT in the public interest to prosecute these three individuals. In fact I feel as though this situation is lamentable because of its cold injustice and failure to understand what drove these 3 individuals to find food which, remember, was due to be discarded.
I would like the charges against these individuals dropped and the legislation which they were arrested for to be amended or scrapped so we are not punishing the desperately poor for trying to have something to eat. This is a sad and inexcusable state of affairs and punishing these individuals is not justice, it is shameful.
Please sign this petition to raise awareness not only of the plight for those who are hungry and forced to watch supermarkets empty tons of rubbish into a landfill every week and to make sure those who are pursuing the prosecution against these individuals see common sense.
If we don't raise awareness of this issue, it may never be free to eat, anything, ever. Whether or not it was unwanted bread.
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