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

Friday, May 12, 2006

Just A Thought

Whenever the criminal law is discussed, here or elsewhere on the Interweb thingy, it will only be a matter of time before someone brings in the subject of speed cameras, the King Charles' Head** of legal debate. Speeding motorists and recreational drug users seem to be the two groups of habitual lawbreakers who want their activity either legalised at best or ignored by the authorities at worst. Of the two groups it is arguable which causes less harm.

**For those puzzled by this, have a Google for Mr.Dick, in 'David Copperfield'.