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.

Monday, June 16, 2008

You Selfish Bastard

I am rarely moved to true anger by a newspaper report, but this, on the Times site, stirred me as few media reports do.
A man who is prepared to kill his own children in order to inflict the maximum possible hurt on his wife or partner is beneath contempt. I do not have the comfort of believing that he will suffer hellfire or any of the fates promised by supernatural beliefs. I do know that he makes me feel a sense of shame that I am a man.