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, November 17, 2008

Simple, Speedy, Summary

Reading about the latest incidence of piracy off the coast of Africa, I could not help thinking that the Royal Navy, in days of yore, knew all about simple, speedy, summary justice when pirates were taken.
Does a Type 42 destroyer have a yardarm?