Thursday, August 18, 2005

Great moments in jurisprudence

From the land that brought us Benny Hill:

It was when the 15-year-old miscreant was hauled into court that the problem was first noticed.

Angered by his unruly, boozed-up behaviour, police had hoped magistrates would punish the youth for breaching his Asbo [i.e., anti-social behaviour order]. He hadn't.

Closer examination revealed that he had mistakenly been ordered not to be in public "without" alcohol and that he was also duty bound to act in a threatening manner likely to cause harassment, alarm and distress to others.

After the boy escaped punishment as a result of the misprint, the officials behind the mistake were asked to deliver a new Asbo with more appropriate wording, the Daily Mirror reported.

[Hat tip: Jim "Net Prophet" Murphy]

2 Comments:

At 8/26/2005 3:49 PM, Blogger Could You? said...

What kind of institution do you currently live in? Did you father beat the shit out of you or what?

 
At 8/27/2005 1:24 PM, Blogger Gary Collard said...

Have you got an actual issue with anything I've written or just the profane non-sequitur? If the former, I would welcome the discussion, even if I have to answer the incoherent stream of consciousness type stuff you seem likely to bring to the table.

 

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