Tag: justice

When Your Story Is Not Yours To Tell…

Leading authors have expressed their “grave concern” at a court ruling which has prevented a writer from publishing a book dealing with the sexual abuse he suffered as a child. The author’s ex-wife has obtained a temporary injunction stopping the…

Now, Here’s A Dilemma!

And it calls for extra-large bags of popcorn! Are you ready for travellers vs feminists? A traveller cleared of raping a woman outside a nightclub has spoken of his nine-month ‘nightmare’. Of course, unlike all those other men in my…

Was It The Booze What Done It, Judge..?

…or was it the increasingly lax justice system? Yesterday, as Sheppard was jailed after admitting murder, a judge made a scathing attack on parents who allow teenagers to drink underage. Judge Neil Ford, QC, said Sheppard and the girls had…

Slow Justice Is No Justice..?

The woman accused of attacking a shopper in a trolley rage incident in The Glades shopping centre last Christmas has been rebailed again. To the spring… Police first arrested the 31-year-old on suspicion of GBH on Boxing Day last year…

No, We Should Rely On Proper Justice…

…though lord knows, I understand the feeling: After the case Sue Baugamardt from Brighton Animal Action said: “Even when the penalties are so ludicrously light, magistrates rarely enforce them fully. “You really have to do something truly horrific to get…

A Follow Up…

My post on Henry Porter’s article about privacy concerns emanating from the development of technology garnered a lot more comment than most. And I was reminded of that post when reading Anna Minton’s article on the SBD award: Not long…

Extra-Judicial Punishment..?

… the issue has been a talking point at the area’s neighbourhood watch meetings at the Starting Gate pub, in Candle Meadow, Colwick. Tony McCarthy, general manager at the pub, said: “There is a lot of joking about what goes…

No good deed goes unpunished

“If the boy responsible doesn’t own up then the whole class, and I do mean the whole class, will stay behind after school.” I have no idea if teachers can still do this but if not I’m guessing that those…