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.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Here We Go Again (1)

It comes to something when the initial opposition to the latest bright idea to take boring old courts out of the loop and apply 'justice' on the street through the good offices of uniformed PCs has to come from the Police Federation.

We spend a fortune at Bramshill and elsewhere educating senior coppers. Is there not a smidgeon of history in the course?

Hello! Officer! Got a second?


Police = catch criminals.

Courts = decide what to do with them.

Is that all okay?