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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Location: Near London, United Kingdom

The blog is written by a retired JP, with over 30 years' experience on the Bench.

Saturday, July 30, 2011


I try to keep you all informed about the down-and-dirty end of law enforcement.

Here's a street-vocabulary update:- the fine old English word 'Grass', beloved of many generations of scallywags is on the way out. In comes the American 'Snitch', presumably imported by rappers with their slavish adherence to American ghetto talk.

Here's a sample rap from Shepherd's Bush, where a run-of the-mill family house costs at least half-a-million but where some 'lively' young men stalk the streets:

Shepherd's Bush Rap