Trial by incompetent jury…

February 21, 2013 at 1:05 am (BBC, comedy, crime, Jim D, Lib Dems, strange situations, TV)

Mr Justice Sweeney said he had concerns about the “absolute fundamental deficits of understanding which the questions demonstrate”. He added that, since most of the answers were in his directions to the jury, he doubted that “the extent to which anything said by me is going to be capable of getting them back on track again”.

“I am like Mr Edis in the position that after 30 years of criminal trials I have never come across this at this late stage,” said the judge. “Never.”

Mr Justice Sweeney’s remarks as he discharged an incompetent jury in the Vicky Pryce case, somehow reminded me of this little classic:


  1. daniel young said,

    Capitalist justice,who needs it.

    • Monsuer Jelly More Bounce to the Ounce (Much More Bounce) OOps upside your Head this time with feeling said,

      plenty of people.

      is better than most ‘justice’. you fucking cuernt.

      • Minerva Strigiform said,

        Well indeed, it is better than no justice, or confession extracted under torture justice, or ducking into a pond to drown or subsequently be burned alive justice. If a man with a gun was climbing through my window, I wouldn’t request an extraordinary meeting of the disputes committee to draft a resolution condemning his forced entry in the strongest possible terms, I would call the Plod.

  2. Mike Killingworth said,

    Only those who have never sat on a jury really trust them. And of course foremen aren’t elected until the jury retires.

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