Judge Jeffreys and the Kangaroo are back!

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by AIR FILTER, Aug 11, 2011.

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  1. They say that every cloud has a silver lining ...... I could not help but chuckle at the ultra fast track, all night court sittings held around the country last night to deal with yobs failed attempt at "coup de gras"!

    Reminded me of classic Kangaroo - Judge Jeffreys style justice!

    Such a shame that we stopped hanging in this country! :)
  2. "Spin, spin, spin the Wheel of Justice... See how fast the bugger goes..."

    Where's Judge Lionel "Nutty" Nutmeg when you need him?
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  3. They may get to court faster but the law is still the same and so is their rights. The hurry is so that they can be kept locked up and not given bail before the riot is over.

    FORMER_FYRDMAN LE Book Reviewer

    Can't see the point of all the effort just to sentence them to a day in prison and release them immediately. Ah well, at least the lawyers are making money and that's what matters.
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  5. If they are convicted and sentenced, no matter how short the time, then there are further consequences.

    Some where on here was a post about council houses/benefits etc etc that will be affected if you are a convicted prisoner - even if only for one day.

    So if the above is correct then it probably is worth the trouble?
  6. What the **** is a "coup de gras?"
  7. Hazel Blears has been on North West News saying that anyone convicted of a criminal offence during the Salford riots will be evicted. Let's hope she keeps her word.
  8. Brotherton Lad

    Brotherton Lad LE Reviewer

    It's a blow of fat, obviously. Don't people do French these days.
  9. The coup de grâce (French: blow of mercy) is intended to put a wounded creature out its misery.

    However, I think our friend may have meant coup d'état, which is the overthrow of a government.

    Personally, I would prefer to see the rioters given the former...
  10. 'Course. Now you point it out. Thanks for clearing that up. Je ne sais pas mon arse from mon elbow aujourd'hui.
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  11. Yeah it's great kick 'em out of the council house and move them into a private rented near some decent folk and let's see how the neighbourhood declines.
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  12. Maybe he meant a Coup de main - on Currys and the like of course, in which they were mostly succesfull.
  13. It's how they say "mow the lawn" in Francophone parts of the world.
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  14. I wouldn't worry about that...there are some lovely properties on Skye that they could be moved into:

  15. Brotherton Lad

    Brotherton Lad LE Reviewer

    As opposed to Mardi Gras (almost rhymes with lardy da) which means Pancake Tuesday.