Saturday, June 12, 2010

The British Judicial System

Thanks to Britain, the US has the rule of law. Generally, precedents and testimony where witnesses are confronted and cross examined is better than the older Roman system of everything in written form. It's puzzling though, that the English system is now off the rails in a big way.

The above story is about a woman who was heavily penalized for selling a goldfish to a kid who was underage by two years. There are laws about children buying pets, but a goldfish isn't exactly a dog.

Last winter, some kids were arrested for stealing council sand. The sand was in bins, and it looked like it was there for the taking. It seems that they took the sand and spread it on the walkways of elderly neighbors, who would have otherwise been unable to leave their homes, due to icing. The sand serves no other purpose.

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