A seven-minute drunken, racist rant uploaded on YouTube has landed a British woman in jail for 21 weeks. She was also banned from using the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) in London for five years while drunk, according to the Independent.
The Huffington Post reports that on January 23 around 11 pm, 42-year old Jacqueline Woodhouse got on the DLR, or the Tube, drunk after a retirement party where she began to openly state her resentment towards foreigners, including more personal remarks directed to the ethnic passengers on the train.
The Pakistani man who was seated to the right of Woodhouse began to sing his national anthem in which Woodhouse responded with, “You can f****** sing my f****** dear friend. I hope they f****** catch up with you and shove you off. I will punch you in the face, you are a f****** joke,” according to the Huffington Post.
Woodhouse has reportedly been fired from her job in the aftermath and was fined for a similar offense that occurred on the Tube back in December 2008.
Commenters on the Huffington Post question the sentence given by District Judge Michael Snow, criticizing the punishment as severe and unfitting.
Snow, however, says “Anyone viewing [the video] would feel a deep sense of shame that our citizens could be subject to such behaviour who may, as a consequence, believe that it secretly represents the views of other white people.”
According to BBC London, a man named Galbant Juttla filmed the incident on his cell phone in hopes that Woodhouse could learn from the experience.