White Drug Dealer Gets NO JAIL TIME; Judge Says “It Would Expose Him To Streetwise Criminals”…WTHockey Puck!!


A convicted cocaine dealer has avoided prison time after a judge said being behind bars would expose him to ‘streetwise’ criminals.

Simon Beveridge kept his freedom after a court heard a “breathtakingly frank” testimony from him.

The judge wondered whether it was in the public interest to put him in prison for his first offences, reports the Gazette.

He said the “naive” defendant would attract attention from criminals who were “vastly convicted and streetwise to the nth degree” if he was jailed.

“I ask myself, do the people of Teesside benefit by exposing him to that?” said Recorder David Myerson QC. “I have answered that question firmly in the negative.”

The judge had called Beveridge into the witness-box, saying: “I want him to come and talk to me. I want to hear it from him.”


He asked the defendant: “Why did you agree to supply cocaine?”

Beveridge, 27, replied: “I had no choice. I got in a bit of debt. They were asking for the money back.

“I never had it. I missed a few payments. They give me a phone and white powder and said ‘that’ll clear your debt off’.”

He said he did not ask family to borrow money because they were going through a bad time, and he had friends who used Class A drugs.

Beveridge, of Queens Avenue, Thornaby, admitted possessing cocaine with intent to supply and possessing cannabis.

Prosecutor Emma Atkinson said he was on edge and physically shaking when police came to search his home on September 10 last year.

Asked if there were any drugs, he went to a black jacket and produced a package of 7.7g of cocaine in 15 bags, worth £310.

He also had £208 cash, phones carrying drug-related texts, scales, a “tick list” and a small amount of cannabis.

Andrew White, defending, said: “He’s extremely remorseful and through me he expresses his apologies and regret for this.

“He’s a long-term user of cannabis. He’s got himself well out of his depth here.

“He’s clearly never been to custody before. He’s a vulnerable young man. I can tell you he’s absolutely terrified at the thought of going to custody.”


The judge said the sentence was in the interests of Beveridge and “much, much more importantly” the community.

“In the normal course there is no doubt that people who sell Class A drugs go to prison,” added Recorder Myerson.

“Drugs are a scourge. They are corrupting, they are addictive and people who prey on the weaknesses of others should expect immediate custodial sentences.

“Of course his debt problems are entirely his own fault, nonetheless it seems to me there was a degree of pressure there.

“I’m satisfied he told me the truth. That was, in my judgment, breathtakingly frank.”

He said Beveridge was “a short-lived cocaine seller” whose crime was isolated, and proposed probation help had “reasonable prospects of success”.

Beveridge was given a two-year jail term, suspended for two years, with supervision and 120 hours’ unpaid work.

Source: Mirror



  1. Anonymous

    June 7, 2015 at 8:39 AM

    what gets me is people like the judge would be the first to say the environment is no excuse for black people to make bad life choices but never want their own to be exposed to that same environment.

    • prosperousnhim

      June 7, 2015 at 1:16 PM


    • Anonymous

      June 8, 2015 at 9:30 AM


    • Anonymous

      June 8, 2015 at 3:52 PM

      So true

    • Anonymous

      June 9, 2015 at 8:31 PM

      Why was this whole story reported without once saying what city and state this happened in?

      • Anonymous

        June 10, 2015 at 7:20 AM

        It did say, queens avenue, thornaby, it’s in the UK

    • Truth

      June 12, 2015 at 9:25 AM

      Nope. They don’t want their own to be exposed to black people.

      A white criminal can be salvaged. Trying to “rehabilitate” a negro is like trying to make a hyena vegetarian.

    • Michael Fox

      June 12, 2015 at 11:59 AM


    • basil long

      June 14, 2015 at 7:45 AM

      If you are unaware, they are not in the US !

  2. Anonymous

    June 7, 2015 at 9:51 PM

    Seriously, why are people surprised!? I’m over being surprised.

    • anonymous

      June 7, 2015 at 11:43 PM

      You already know how RACIALLY biased and onside white folk, specifically those holding some social authority.

    • Anonymous

      June 8, 2015 at 7:47 AM

      I feel the same way you feel. People need to wake the f up.

  3. Anonymous

    June 8, 2015 at 4:04 AM


    • Anonymous

      June 8, 2015 at 11:50 AM


    • STFU

      June 9, 2015 at 4:23 PM

      Cuz all white people are bad. Just like how all black people are criminals. Right? I’m sure you missed it, but this is from the UK (most people there are white, and it’s highly likely most in jail are also white), so there way of doing things may be different for first time offenders. But that logic goes against the black agenda, right?

  4. Anonymous

    June 8, 2015 at 5:29 AM

    Just glad he was white, the world would stop if that happened to some one of color

    • Anonymous

      June 8, 2015 at 3:36 PM

      Of course your glad he is white

  5. Anonymous

    June 8, 2015 at 6:04 AM

    Only in Europe.

    • Anonymous

      June 8, 2015 at 7:50 AM

      That’s the other thing it’s not us. Europe does things a little different.

      • Anonymous

        June 8, 2015 at 10:48 AM


  6. yemen

    June 8, 2015 at 8:05 AM

    These are the very same reasons why black men are on the corner slinging but tell this to a judge with a black face and see what happens. America is shit .when will you see it? That’s why its the most hated country on earth !

    • Anonymous

      June 8, 2015 at 11:12 AM

      ThIs didn’t happen in America, learn to read and understand what you’ve read before spewing your hatred.

      • Anonymous

        June 9, 2015 at 6:58 AM

        Does hate have boundaries mofo?

    • Anonymous

      June 9, 2015 at 3:35 PM

      This happened in Europe dumbass.

  7. Anonymous

    June 8, 2015 at 11:13 AM

    What the hell. He is a streetwise criminal. Isn’t that y he is in court. Your fucking kidding me

    • Anonymous

      June 9, 2015 at 7:21 AM

      That is why my comment was WOW

  8. Melanie Palmer

    June 8, 2015 at 12:12 PM

    Gotta love this FUCKED UP JUSTICE SYSTEM now we know if that would of been a.blk man he be under the jail by now land of the free my ass

    • Anonymous

      June 8, 2015 at 3:37 PM

      @melanie and other racist
      Hooked on fonics worked for me! You should learn to read also or possibly have a trusted friend or relative read to you so you are able to consintrate on comprehension.
      1) The shit happened in the UE, most likely England not America.
      2) “Black man” or Afro-American is an exceptible descriptive for men of African dissent. – .blk man is weak and shows your youthful ignorance.
      3) You are obviously an American, privaliged in every sense. You are given every opportunity to education and compelled too, in the majority of United American States forced to graduate basic schooling. The use of American youth slang verbiage “he be” is rediculous and gives credence to the [ others like you ] racist zealots who spread hatred and fuel the separatist racial divide in a country built on a foundation of the opposite.

      The title of the article reveals the racist authors intent to devide peoples – bigining of a statement with “white” is sure signs of racism and a racist intended on causing harm and provoking a separatist idealism.

      Do your part and BE part of the America that does not separate and will not devide. Be part of the minority that will stand for equality and stand against the racist separatists – such as the racist author of this article

      • Anonymous

        June 8, 2015 at 4:30 PM

        I don’t think that is really good to say about people who know that the judge did that young man a grave disservice. He will sell more drugs but next time it could be his life at stake. His ass should have went to jail.

      • Rebecca

        June 8, 2015 at 5:22 PM

        Before you judge another person’s writing, check your own spelling AND grammar. Hooked on PHONICS DID NOT work for you, it FAILED you miserably!

        • Chaznie

          June 8, 2015 at 7:32 PM

          I was thinking the same thing as I was reading. Consintrate, exceptible? No, concentrate, acceptable. Lol. It sounded good though, he must have had a trusted friend or relative read it to him and not spellcheck it.

        • mario lewis

          June 9, 2015 at 5:18 AM

          Thank you Rebecca! I was about to comment that exact same thing.

        • Anonymous

          June 9, 2015 at 11:11 AM

          I was thinking the same thing

      • Tonya Grinston

        June 8, 2015 at 5:46 PM

        @Anonymous…please tell me that my very own brown eyes are lying to me…please help me understand how such a condescending while enlightening creature such as yourself, could possibly allude to the information I read in the response of articulated insults…” fuel the separatist racial divide in a country built on a foundation of the opposite.” What God-loving country might this be? Clearly, I am not a historian by education. Yet, our public school system does describe extensive history in the formation of this home of the slave. Did your eyes and/or ears ever hear of the 3/5 rule of law? Most people who decide to correct wrongs, if I may, actually tell the truth. Well, I guess you are definitely an American…even if I am not by law. Of course, you are aware people of African descent were never granted the same rights as those great “founders” of this country. Next time, please try to elevate…not depreciate.

        • Judah

          June 9, 2015 at 3:02 AM

          Well said.

        • Anonymous

          June 9, 2015 at 5:21 AM

          Well said Tonya.

      • Shawn

        June 8, 2015 at 6:43 PM


      • Anonymous

        June 9, 2015 at 3:00 AM

        Hooked on phonics did nothing for you, judging by the vast amount of spelling and grammatical errors in your text. Please, do proofread your rebuttals before you post them in an attempt to seem intelligent.

        • Anonymous

          June 9, 2015 at 11:23 AM

          To be clear, spelling, grammar, and comprehension are all different things….

      • magikk

        June 9, 2015 at 9:54 AM

        Bitch you can’t even spell so redo your program and please #concentrate

      • Anonymous

        June 9, 2015 at 11:09 AM

        Says the idiot who can’t spell “phonics”, “concentrate”, :beginning” and “divide”. Before you start to bash someone about comprehension, you need a grasp on spelling.

      • Lanettr White

        June 9, 2015 at 12:58 PM

        We are seeking to be seperate. We want no parts of system committed to murder & crakkka supremacy! We will build our own nation by first reclaiming the ones they stole. Fair enough don’t you think?

      • Anonymous

        June 9, 2015 at 5:32 PM

        Well said , they don’t get how the media works , and no sense to explain it !!!! Very well said !!!!

      • Anonymous

        June 9, 2015 at 5:43 PM

        Very well said !!!!!

      • Anonymous

        June 9, 2015 at 8:56 PM

        You talking about her not being able to comprehend lol you do know that “fonics” is spelled “phonics” lol and “consitrate” is spelled concentrate…get it together before criticizing

      • Unk

        November 29, 2015 at 4:22 PM

        I suppose since its Europe, so racism is ok. There is absolutely no grounds under which a grown man arrested and guilty of dealing drugs needs to be protected from the legal consequences. Using the excuse that he was “vulnerable” and “terrified” are completely bullshit. What always amazes me though, are white people like you, who have nothing to gain, yet support this legal system of clear injustice and racism, and pretend it doesn’t exist.

  9. scrammydee

    June 8, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    I’m ok with decision by the judge but do for one do it for all. That’s my opinion

    • Judah

      June 9, 2015 at 3:31 AM

      Agree, first offences, should be treated in this way for ALL persons, because it is easy through ignorance, to get into bad situations.
      The judge however would have done well, to let the man know, it is HIS responsibility to avoid criminal behavior of any kind in future. or have the book thrown at him if he appears in court again !!!
      This happened it a British court.
      In this country, Afrikan British men are not treated in this empathetic way.
      They are on average given much harsher sentencing, for the same crime as European British men.

  10. Euphemia Gayle Lewis-Shelton

    June 8, 2015 at 3:27 PM

    THIS is why I DO NOT buy the crap that some people like to say about “that’s what the numbers say.” How can crime stats be accurate when REAL criminals who are white don’t even get any time?

  11. Anonymous

    June 8, 2015 at 3:34 PM

    Not surprising

  12. Tiffany Miller

    June 8, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    This is absolutely ludicrous!! DO THE CRIME, DO THE DAMN TIME!! Other people that have been proven 100% innocent are STILL in jail!! This judge needs to be investigated and held to the utmost extent of the law!!

  13. Anonymous

    June 9, 2015 at 7:18 AM


  14. Anonymous

    June 9, 2015 at 8:38 PM

    Was this even in the US?

    • Anonymous

      June 10, 2015 at 4:41 PM

      No it was in the UK

  15. Anonymous

    June 9, 2015 at 9:22 PM

    Meanwhile Kalief Browder spent THREE YEARS in jail WITHOUT CONVICTION for the theft of a BACKPACK (a crime he was found innocent of I mind you). But no one felt it in the best interest to not expose him to that environment. And I say again Kalief WAS INNOCENT!

  16. Anonymous

    June 10, 2015 at 4:39 PM

    Bad journalism. intended to get people riled up. This is in Europe. This is common place for criminals to get a suspended sentence for their first offence black or white. Earhustle411 conveniently omitted that fact. It is either really bad journalism or a blatant lie. I hope it is just bad journalism.

  17. Zaidi Baraka

    June 10, 2015 at 6:45 PM

    If you’re 27 and white, you get the benefit of the doubt; unless you’re Kalief Browder, a 22-year-old African American, who was arrested for robbery of a backpack and imprisoned without a trial for three years at Rikers, and abused by inmates and guards, and committed suicide shortly after the charges against him were dropped, and he was released!

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