Funny How The Courts Are Sometimes So Prickly About Their Authority…

…and other times, so lenient:

A Hampshire man convicted of sexual assault has avoided an immediate jail term despite having his behaviour in court branded as amongst the worst a judge had seen in his 40- year career.

Really? Worse than Norman Scarth?

Shane Jennings repeatedly tried to disrupt his Southampton Crown Court trial, even walking out on one session of evidence, forcing the court to sit without him.

Oh, indeed. That’s definitely worse.

So why isn’t he sitting in a cell – in solitary – for six months too?

5 comments for “Funny How The Courts Are Sometimes So Prickly About Their Authority…

  1. Lord T
    August 21, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Well his crime was against a citizen not one of the upper echelon. The jails are reserved for serious crimes. ie. Those against the state.

    Just like lying the the US gov is a felony. Go figure. They can lie to you all they want but tell them a porky and you are stuffed.

  2. Robert Edwards
    August 21, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    I’m glad that Mr. Scarth is getting some blog time. Naturally, he’s not the sort of bloke you’d necessarily want over for dinner, but his treatment (in this particular)has been a disgrace.

    As for Jennings; how tf can you walk out of court? Wasn’t he in the dock?

  3. Hye
    August 21, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    If Jennings is innocent as he claims, that could easily make him act so wildly, don’t you think?

    Still damn stupid to lose it like that in a court though.

  4. August 22, 2011 at 5:46 am

    And then there was this:

    “A burglar who was refused bail got an additional month in jail after screaming at the judge: “I hope your children die of cancer!”…”

    • Lord T
      August 22, 2011 at 8:03 pm

      I thought lefties liked all this ‘Hope and change’ crap. Clearly not.

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