The Magistrate's Blog (2005-2012)

This blog has migrated to www.magistratesblog.blogspot.co.uk This blog is anonymous, and Bystander's views are his and his alone. Where his views differ from the letter of the law, he will enforce the letter of the law because that is what he has sworn to do. If you think that you can identify a particular case from one of the posts you are wrong. Enough facts are changed to preserve the truth of the tale but to disguise its exact source.

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Location: Near London, United Kingdom

The blog is written by a retired JP, with over 30 years' experience on the Bench.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

On the Wireless

Jeremy Vine (BBC Radio 2) has just trailed the fact that his programme will be doing a piece about magistrates on Friday 27th January. He usually has a rather tabloid take on the news, so I may just end up muttering undeleted expletives at the radio, but I am glad to see anything that improves public awareness of what the courts do and why they do it. There is still a vast chasm of ignorance between the public and the criminal justice system, so I hope that the programme's millions of listeners get a fair picture of how we operate.