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, May 12, 2011


I am often irritated by downmarket papers' use of the word 'just' in front of the length of any sentence, implying that the 'out-of-touch' softies on the bench, with or without wigs, have got it wrong again.

Today's Mail has:
Just five years for being an accessory to 28,000 murders: Retired U.S. car worker John Demjanjuk convicted of Nazi death camp crimes

Only five years, eh? He is 91 though. What do you suggest lads - perhaps another 50 years?