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.

Saturday, January 16, 2010


I have just noticed, as I flick through the depressing list of tonight's TV programmes, that an old John Wayne movie called 'Brannigan' is on. I saw this way back when, and one line has stuck in my memory.
Wayne's character, Brannigan, calls his boss back home in the USA to confess that he has lost the suspect. As I recall, the response is: "How do you lose a guy in a little country like that?"