Talk for Article "Ryanair passenger racially abuses black woman but may not be punished"

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    Link to original video of the incident https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=exlcaG9mBmg.

    Additional information for elderly woman’s side from following interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJVhN7DX5RI

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    The use of “punished” in the headline assumes the man is guilty of a criminal offence or breach of a law before an authority has decided that a crime has been committed or court proceedings have begun

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    At first glance at the title, I thought that Ryanair racially abused a black woman. Is the fact that it was a Ryanair passenger an important point here? Maybe it could say “Aircraft passenger” in the title and then mention Ryanair in the article?

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    why has that word been starred out? It is part of a quote, so surely it is ok to write it out completely?

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    let us not forget Mrs Gayle! If the UK goverment seriously disapproves of the conduct of the abuser, which official stands up and apologises publicly to Mrs Gayle and give her back her dignity. That would be the right thing to do.

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    “Another lawmaker, Karl Turner, who speaks for Labour on transportation ….

    But Mr. Turner said that because Ryanair is an Irish company and the incident happened on the ground in Spain, the man most likely could not be prosecuted in Britain. He criticized the airline for not alerting the Spanish authorities while the plane was still on the tarmac.”

    Doesn’t mean they can’t now!

    Source:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/22/world/europe/ryanair-racist-rant.html

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    Why only UK Law?

    If the flight had not taken off, then surely Spanish law would apply, and the UK’s Essex Police are perfectly capable of liaising across Europe.
    It’s wrong to base a news story on one point of view without checking alternative perspectives. I’m sure this UK lawyer didn’t speak of the Spanish possibilities simply because no-one bothered to ask him.
    The story should at least recognise that the UK is not the only country in the world with laws.

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