She was unhappy about the presence of a reporter in court and asked: 'Can I object to the press being here?'Nope! This is grown up court, love. What are you being done for, anyway? Parking ticket?
Prosecutor Me. Terence Enewman (sic) told the court: 'It was 2.45pm when police were called by a member of the public to reports of a female armed with a knife.
'In Tenterden Drive they saw the female had a glazed expression and was red-dot challenged with a taser because a knife was sticking out of her jacket pocket.
'She reached for her pocket and the taser was deployed, but was ineffective.'
A bodyworn police camera showed the taser striking Freedman, but having no obvious effect. She had a cut to her finger and was taken to the local Royal Free due to her aggressive and erratic behaviour.Ah.
She told the court: 'I went into a state of shock and panic when stopped by the police and I went into a seizure.'
'At the hospital I was anxious and worried and I accept I was reckless, it was not a deliberate assault on the officer and was brought on by my phobia.'A phobia of being arrested? Good one! Doubt it's going to work, though...
Freedman claimed in court that this is because she has a phobia of police officers, she offered a GP's note to support this.Gosh, I think now we know why the DWP is so suspicious of GPs certifying some people as disabled, don't we?
She is also currently subject to a suspended sentence from Harrow Crown Court for a racially-aggravated public order offence and has another conviction for causing criminal damage.Wait, how come she's still allowed to practice law? Still, with that hanging over her, it's a spell in chokey for sure this time, right?
She was sentenced to eight weeks imprisonment, suspended for twelve months and must comply with ten days of Probation Service-ordered rehabilitation.*sighs*
Outside she said: 'These stories about me are ruining my life. I'm a solicitor for God's sake and I have not done anything wrong.'Ummm....
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