Captain’s log, supplemental.
Following yesterday’s half-hopeful post about the apparent redemption of ubermuppet and punishment-intolerant judge, ‘Judge’ Beverley Lunt (yes, James, that is her surname), Julia commented that the prisoner will likely re-offend. True enough. He’s a yo-yo; I should think, and will - like Arnie - be back.
And as for the lovely Bev’s ‘previous,’ which is as long as her arm, and indeed as long as the arm of The Law, we can see how her long record of aiding the criminals at the expense of the victim has probably led to further injustice - condemning the innocent to jail.
Poor Mr Hussain, jailed for 2 ½ years for beating up a burglar who’d tied him and his wife up and threatened her with a knife. As Ranting Stan points out, this judgment is part of our rulers’ collective and ubiquitous insanity. But what might Mr. Hussein have done instead of chasing after the violator (one of a gang of three) of his home and armed aggressor against him and his wife?
The Solomon-like wisdom of Judge John Reddihough puts us straight:
Jailing him, Judge John Reddihough said some members of the public would think that 56-year-old
But had he spared Mr Hussain jail, the judge said, the 'rule of law' would collapse.
He said: 'If persons were permitted to take the law into their own hands and inflict their own instant and violent punishment on an apprehended offender rather than letting the criminal justice system take its course, then the rule of law and our system of criminal justice, which are hallmarks of a civilised society, would collapse.'
Man, I swear that Judge Reddihough uses the Internet recreationally. What is there in
Judge Brainy explained:
'The prosecution rightly made it plain that there was no allegation against you, Munir Hussain, in respect of the force you used against Salem in defending your own home and family or of the force used by either of you in apprehending Salem’.
You simply have to follow a few simple guidelines.
You have to know what they are about to do and wait for them to get in, it seems. It’s only sporting.
You can be sure they won’t be back on the streets any time soon; and that they don’t intend to kill you, so why even consider using violence?
Okay, even violent, blood-soaked and drug-crazed strangers who break into your home after assaulting pregnant women deserve fair warning in case you pick up a knife and they die from wounds later after fighting off medical helpers.
That’s our criminal justice system. Keep on paying those taxes, chaps. You know it’s worth it.