Tuesday, 4 June 2013

The 'Independent' Redefines 'Extremely Horrific'....



Ummm, no. The attack on the Miami homeless man by the 'cannibal' was extremely horrific. Tonight's Red Wedding scene in 'Game Of Thrones' is extremely horrific.

This is just a minor incident of assault. It wouldn't  say, attract more than a fine or suspended sentence if it happened in the street to someone else...

Mind you, there's a lot of it about...
Norman Kelly, who was outside courtroom eight at the time of the incident, described how the drama unfolded.
The 53-year-old construction worker from Bevendean, Brighton, said: “I was standing outside the court when suddenly people rushed out.
“Someone yelled, ‘The magistrate has just been attacked’.
“I understood the man flew at the magistrate. He had maybe been between 8ft and 10ft away from him before then and he apparently just launched at him. The woman who was in the dock came out of court in hysterics but the man who people said attacked the magistrate did not come out.”
And what was this one all about?
Mr Kelly, who was at court supporting a friend, had been sitting in the public gallery moments earlier. He said the case was about council tax non-payment. He claimed the man accused of attacking the magistrate – who was chairing a bench of three – was sitting with the accused woman.
He said: “From my perspective it looked as though she had some difficulties with hearing and he was helping her. He was sitting next to her but he was told not to speak and it kicked off.”
Lovely!
A Sussex Police spokesman said: “A 50-year-old man from Brighton was arrested on suspicion of battery on Thursday after he allegedly attacked a magistrate and security staff at Brighton Magistrates’ Court.”
There's not a lot of sympathy for the magistrate in the comments....

5 comments:

Bucko The Moose said...

""her daughter is not in school""

She is learning a lesson though. Shit happens

David Thompson said...

Tonight’s Red Wedding scene in ‘Game of Thrones’ is extremely horrific.

Grim and a tad bloody but probably for the best, I think. We still have, what, eight, nine, storylines to keep track of?

AndrewWS said...

Er ... he's not a magistrate. It's a Crown Court and he's a Crown Court judge. Magistrates don't wear wigs and robes.

Assaulting judges and magistrates is a very serious matter.

Anonymous said...

"Assaulting judges and magistrates is a very serious matter."

Wrong. Very wrong.

Assaulting anyone is a very serious matter.

Not that you'd know it from the sob stories routinely swallowed and leniency subsequently doled out.

I might be going out on a limb here, but I suspect this is one of the few assaults that won't result in a slapped wrist and a fifteen quid victim surcharge.

JuliaM said...

"She is learning a lesson though. Shit happens"

Heh!

"...but probably for the best, I think. We still have, what, eight, nine, storylines to keep track of?"

Probably not by the time he gets to the final book!

"Er ... he's not a magistrate."

The first story, yes. But there's two... ;)

"I might be going out on a limb here, but I suspect this is one of the few assaults that won't result in a slapped wrist and a fifteen quid victim surcharge."

No indeed...