Friday 13 May 2016

Judges Are Getting Awfully … Judgemental

About dog ownership:
Foulds was ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid community work, pay £500 compensation for each child, and £85 prosecution costs.
But the district judge said it was not necessary or appropriate to disqualify her from keeping dogs.
But District Judge Clews told her: "I am surprised that you still keep this breed of dog, and intend to do so in the future. It's not something I hold against you. If you feel comfortable with such ownership, that's a matter for you. I dare say many people would not."
And about sex:
Former military policemen Jeremy Jones and Thomas Fulton, both 28, were cleared on Wednesday of raping their colleague Anne-Marie Ellement.
During an eight-day court martial, the pair said they had taken part in what was described as a drunken “threesome” with Ellement before heading off to a nightclub. Fultonconceded he had called Ellement a “slag” and a “cunt”.
The judge Jeff Blackett, a former navy officer, said the pair’s conduct was disgraceful. He continued: “This is not a moral judgment – and I make no comment upon sexual practices involving more than two people – but the way you treated Anne-Marie after your encounter was extremely unpleasant.
“After engaging in sex you effectively discarded her while you decided to go off to town without a thought for how she might be feeling or how she might get back to her accommodation safely. And for Mr Fulton to call her those very unpleasant names, including the word slag, was truly dishonourable.
“You may have grown up … and I hope you will never act in such an appalling way again, but when you look back on what happened you must feel very ashamed.”
Is this a new trend? I wonder…


Furor Teutonicus said...

They were NOT ex Military policemen, they were ex Regimental police, which is NOT the same thing!

JuliaM said...

"...which is NOT the same thing!"

With local journalistic standards falling faster than real estate values in Fort McMurray, I'm not surprised they didn't know this.