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, July 27, 2007

Who Does He Think He is?

This is an example of a police officer trying to enlarge his job description to include 'judge' and 'jury'.
Get this straight, Constable Brain: (No, I resist the temptation). Sentencing is a judicial matter to be dealt with by the judiciary. If you threaten anyone with a particular sentence you exceed your powers. Your job is to bring offenders before a court. Thereafter it is out of your hands.