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(The Mirror)   Retrial ordered for court case because judge fell asleep twice   ( divider line
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3449 clicks; posted to Main » on 18 Dec 2001 at 4:48 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-12-18 04:48:57 AM  
2001-12-18 04:52:25 AM  
Huh? Article? Wot?

The best part isn't the article but the ad. "Greece: I nice place once you get to know it."

Geez, I'll get my tickets right away.
2001-12-18 04:55:44 AM  
British justice the best in the....ZZZZ
2001-12-18 04:58:47 AM  
That's quite a legal system you've got there...;)
2001-12-18 05:05:46 AM  
Give the guy his due, he himself ordered a retrial with a different judge even though he did not believe he nodded . . . . . . ZZZZZZ.
2001-12-18 05:06:30 AM  
At least our judges treat such cases with due abandon, as opposed to allowing over-enthusiastic lawyers to bring cases against people for smiling the wrong way.

This was only a rape case.

2001-12-18 05:11:43 AM  
He claimed he didnt fall asleep he was just resting his eyes.

Poor old guy is 67, give him a break. After all it was only the defence summing up.
2001-12-18 05:22:02 AM  
This was only a rape case.
In my (not so humble) opinion, the correct punishment for rape (if found guilty) is castration, the Chinese way (removing everything). That will assure that that creep won't try it again.
Of course, if the victim manages to do that when defending herself (or himself in rarer cases), so much the better.
2001-12-18 05:23:31 AM  
Damn, what happened to my end-tags, I am sure I specified them. I really need a preview thingee.
2001-12-18 05:28:39 AM  
Appie: I think you'll find that she was asking for it, actually.
2001-12-18 05:30:52 AM  
I'm not trying to be Fb-, but I get pissed off with these men that parade the fact that they're so anti-rape. It's like the fuss over paedophilia. You're against it, so good.

There's no need to wear it on your shoulder. "Look at how anti-rape/paedophilia/crime I am! I want to cut their balls off and everything!".

That's lovely, dear. More tea?
2001-12-18 05:42:14 AM  
I wish I had him for my judge in my DWI trial LOL... would have got off scott free........ LOL
2001-12-18 05:50:28 AM  
I got pissed of at that "only a rape case".
It is not for nothing that the Yugoslavia tribunal in The Hague is also trying rape cases as war crimes.
2001-12-18 05:55:44 AM  
Appie: Look, shh, dear. It was a deliberately inflammatory comment. That's why I ended it with "*ducks*".

Sorry for the irony. I know it's early.
2001-12-18 06:06:05 AM  
I understand, but I still think rape (like some other topics) is not something to joke about.
2001-12-18 06:11:17 AM  
I do. "Go figure" as you guys would say. One man's meat is another man's murder (forgive the pun).
2001-12-18 06:27:53 AM  
Let's agree to disagree on this topic.
2001-12-18 06:28:44 AM  
Appie: are you getting a bit carried away here?

look again:

This was only a rape case.


Maybe it's because I just had a cup of coffee, but it certainly looks like it's not to be taken too seriously... especially considering who it came from...
2001-12-18 06:30:19 AM  
"Poor old guy is 67, give him a break. After all it was only the defence summing up."
Harmonia is right. We didn't get rid of Reagan just because he fell asleep in cabinet meetings, now did we?
2001-12-18 06:42:54 AM  
At least our judges treat such cases with due abandon, as opposed to allowing over-enthusiastic lawyers to bring cases against people for smiling the wrong way.

Hahhaha Its funny because its true.

American #1: You stepped on my shoe biatch!
American #2: Sorry about that!
American #1: NO! fark YOU! I'LL SEE YOU IN COURT!

2001-12-18 06:58:45 AM  
I did not sleep that well last night, so I am not that clear minded.
2001-12-18 07:10:42 AM  
...& nary a word of remorse regarding his sentencing of drug offenders whilst under the influence of prescription sedativeZZzzzz...
2001-12-18 07:59:22 AM  
The Judge should of had a healthy bowel movement.
2001-12-18 08:00:41 AM  
The site is FARKED!

Man, this thread is already becoming vicious.
2001-12-18 08:16:52 AM  
need more boobies ... feeling weak ... dying slowly ... boobies ... the terrorists have already won
2001-12-18 08:39:10 AM  
"It is a waste of time and money but justice must be seen to be done."

Yes, it's a waste of time to have a geezerous judge who can't keep his eyes open.
2001-12-18 08:46:31 AM  
"... and make a note of the word 'geezerous', Darling, I want to use it more in conversation."

Good word, Meshman.
2001-12-18 09:16:11 AM  
In Texas if your lawyer sleeps through the trial, you'll still receive the death penalty. No sympathy ever came from GWB
2001-12-18 09:18:53 AM  
does anyone else really dislike the new banner that changes from to preventing me from clicking it to get back to Fark and instead linking me to

2001-12-18 09:19:05 AM  
Amandy420, my sound legal advice to you: Do not kill anyone in Texas. Chase them to a whiny-ass "victim of society" state, then do it.
2001-12-18 09:34:39 AM  
Texas got a low murder rate then Freddy?

Incidently (and this will really annoy you) our courts ruled yesterday that we will extradite terrorist suspects to the USA but only if you agree not to execute them, the death penalty being aginst the law here.
2001-12-18 09:47:41 AM  
We may as well extradite "the terrorists" the minute they send us everyone who's contributed to the IRA.

2001-12-18 09:48:05 AM  
Incidently (and this will really annoy you) our courts ruled yesterday that we will extradite terrorist suspects to the USA but only if you agree not to execute them, the death penalty being aginst the law here.
Same here in the Netherlands.
2001-12-18 09:50:56 AM  
That's disgusting. It's the judge's responsibility to be aware of what is happening in his courtroom.

Just a rape case? Tell that to the the 17 year old survivor, who's already been to hell and back.
2001-12-18 09:59:27 AM  
shut the fark up appie. just because people like me and goatman want to legalize rape doesn't mean you have to do your alan alda impersonation.
2001-12-18 10:06:58 AM  
We better watch the skies for B52's the Appie ;)
2001-12-18 10:24:44 AM  
A man who ejaculates on Fb-'s stomach after he asks him to stop is a rapist. A man who touches Fb- at a sex club is a rapist. Pornographers are proxy rapists. Corporations are economic rapists. Advertisers are mental rapists. Your narrow definition of rape heaps condemnation on certain types of rape while excusing others.
2001-12-18 10:27:02 AM  
No you shut up TV, Goatman was being funny. You are being abrasive.
2001-12-18 10:28:29 AM  

I feel for you girl. Only a guy can go around making light of rape. I believe,as you do, that it should be punished tp the fullest most effective means... just like the Chinese.
2001-12-18 10:32:34 AM  
Sorry - I didn't mean to cause a snooze in a courtroom or something...
2001-12-18 10:44:39 AM  
oh come on ace, didn't you read goatman's post about being intentionally incendiary as a form of irony/sarcasm. who would say 'legalize rape' w/o obviously being sarcastic. this means we are saying 'rape is bad', ok. are you alright now that it has been spelled out for you?
2001-12-18 10:53:30 AM  
Sorry to disappoint you, but I am a guy. I feel so strongly about rape because it happened to a couple of good friends.
2001-12-18 10:57:22 AM  
While everyone else is arguing, this seems like an ideal opportunity to test if my username works...
2001-12-18 11:00:29 AM  
2001-12-18 11:03:15 AM  
Okay, a good 30% of you fail at irony identification.
2001-12-18 11:05:22 AM  
TV: I am not surprised you misunderstood. I didn't say I thought you were being serious. I said I thought you were being abrasive.
2001-12-18 11:11:38 AM  
thanks for clearing that up ace. now if you'll excuse me, i have to get back to raping this little puppy i found.
2001-12-18 11:16:21 AM  
2001-12-18 11:43:19 AM  
I do enjoy the chinese method of rape punishment however Pakistan has a much more effective method. Not only for rape, but for other sexual assaults. The rapist is greased (or paint) up, made to ride a donkey naked, and any part of the rapist's body that comes in contact with the donkey is then removed. They also have a great execution for some rapists and other hooligans. One large burlap sack, one chicken, one rat, one victim. Chicken, rat and victims head into sack. tied around neck, victim thrown into the ocean. Death most likely before drowning due to chicken and rat fighting to live. Very clever if you ask me.
2001-12-18 12:00:31 PM  
Guenevere: alleged survivor. There's no guilty verdict yet. Unless of course you're one of those "You will be given a fair trial after which you will be shot" types.
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