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  • Jlock Jlock Nov 20, 2009 19:38 Flag

    The cheat has prospered..

    Did you audition for Grumpy Old Men as well?

    Take a look at this site http://www.oldbaileyonline.org - put in something like theft in the 'Search Proceedings' on the right. Then read the cases and sentences. Amazing. 300 years ago, we hung people for stealing - it seems that 'burglary' was the thing they clamped down on then - you could steal and just get transportation - but if you 'broke in' they seem to opt for 'death'.

    I found it hard to believe when reading some of the cases, that they weren't scripts from a poorly produced TV programme. Hard to believe the cases are actual transcripts.

    So to recap - yep, I'm with you:
    SHIRT PULLING - public flogging
    DIVING - transportation to? (I'd favour Benidorm - what could be worse than that?)
    INTENTIONAL HANDBALL - death by hanging.
    INTENTIONAL HANDBALL INSIDE THE AREA (either way, as an attacker or a defender) - hung drawn and quartered.

    Just call me Judge Jeffreys.....no, not the Sly Stone one....

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