I have just come across this story for the first time this evening on the BBC website. I therefore know nothing about the background, let alone the foreground, and will abstain from any pontificating at this juncture.
However, I would like to make the point that a great number of people over the years are guilty of such things as the premeditated callous and humiliating handcuffing and detention of Mr Carlsen shocked, degraded and traumatised him. of which Judge Radford spoke.
In fact, society at large, bolstered by such august institutions as the all-loving, all-embracing and all-forgivng church, under the stewardship of the our beloved pontifs (see below), is guilty of systematically doing such things to us for millennia, especially if we take Boy George's itemised misdemeanours as metaphors for their innocuous and self-righteous gay-bashing. Ah the damage done to us. We might spare a thought for Der Fuhrer as well. By the way, being gay is not something I want to be forgiven for.
By the way, Boy George's victim was a Norwegian male escort, a.k.a. hustler, slut, prostitute etc. I can't help feeling that this all-loving and all-embracing professional would have preferred to settle out of court than see Boy George in prison. I mean like, who's gonna profit from imprisonment?