Monday, August 04, 2008

There is only so much cake.

Reading that Josef Fritzl could also be facing slavery charges over holding his daughter in a cellar for 24 years seems to me to be egging it a bit. Read here. How much manpower is going into generating these charges?

I think the word overkill springs to mind here as at his age surely the charges he faces already will keep him behind bars until he has been dead for nearly 100 years before they start going down the road of finding new charges.

Why don't they just get him in court with the easy to prove charges, send him to jail and then get on with finding any others.

Of course if he was in the UK the most serious charge he would face would be installing electrical equipment in his house without a certificate from a qualified electrician.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

and this is why I'm against the death penalty.

Innocents go to jail and the guilty walk free. Read here. That includes those that set them up.

On the plus side with the death penalty missing from the UK he only, and I use only ironically, lost 8 years of his life.

Friday, August 01, 2008

You can't trust anybody these days.

I was reading this article about converted guns used for murders. Oh dear. It seems that criminals can still get hold of their guns when they need them. Read here.

The bit I found funny though was the statement 'A bunch of criminals were caught out when Polish tenants of The Briars, along with a neighbour, found the gun factory when their curiosity led them to look inside two outbuildings at the rear of the semi-detached property'

Is it me or did I translate 'curiosity' to 'search for something to steal' because that's the way my mind works? I suspect that's one bunch of Poles heading home soon.