Saturday, August 9, 2008

UK Judge shows off knife in court, causes stir

From the UK, a judge does a politically incorrect thing, and generates much wringing of hands and scoldings:
A JUDGE trying a knife-crime case stunned the court by pulling out a blade.

Campaign groups blasted Judge Roger Connor after he brandished a knife in front of a teenage defendant charged with wounding.
Judge Connor got out the folding black-handled knife at Oxford Crown Court to show how it worked. The boy, who denies wounding with intent and assault, had admitted using a knife and claimed he needed only one hand to open it.
Furious antiknife crime campaigners called last night for the judge to be sacked.
“Enough is enough – we need to get tough on knives in this country and our judges should be handing out tough sentences, not brandishing their own.”

Article here.

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