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.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


The very existence of the National Association of Muslim Police (NAMP) should be unnecessary. The idea of Catholic Cops, Hindu Old Bill, Presbyterian Pigs, and Reformed-Church Rozzers is unacceptable, given that all officers must swear alleigance to the same Queen, and are allowed the oath of their choice.
So far, so bad, but what would we think about a Muslim Magistrates' Association, or the Jewish Justices?

I would fight anything like that in the last ditch, because the judiciary must remain impartial and non-sectarian. So, to return to my theme, should the police.