Judicial Insanity

Just when you thought Teh Law couldn’t get any more stupid, you get rulings like this:

A man who died from a heart attack after having sex with a woman he met on a business trip is a ‘victim of a professional accident’, a French court has ruled.
This ruling means that the employer of the man, known as Xavier X, will have to pay hefty compensation to his dependents.

No wonder the Brits want out of the EU — although their own courts are not exactly paragons of justice, either:

A teenage thug who killed a stranger with a single punch during an unprovoked attack outside a McDonald’s has been jailed for four years.

Fucking hell, if the penalty Over Here for killing someone with a single punch was only four years in jail (as opposed to 25-to-life or the chair), I’d have clocked Chuck Schumer twenty years ago.

8 comments

  1. Well, to be fair, if the thug would have punched someone the powers that be considered to be important, he’d have been sentenced to more than 4 years.

    One punch kill a nobody…4 years.
    One punch kill a member of Parliament…life.

  2. The neighbor who attacked Senator Rand Paul (and broke six ribs, damaging his lung, requiring multiple surgeries), was sentenced to 30 days. (The sentence was vacated and remanded by the US Appelate Court yesterday.)

    However, stupid courts let people off all the time. For instance, in 1983 in Detroit, two drunk autoworkers (one laid-off) beat a young Chinese-American to death. (They were angry about Japanese competition, and took it out on the first Asiatic they could find.) They pled guilty to manslaughter, and got off with a $3,000 fine and probation.

    Contrariwise, people get railroaded for crimes someone else did, or get hit with severe sentences for arguably trivial offenses.

    The fact is, the judicial system is erratic and sloppy. There is no quality control. Here in Cook County, there is a a self-admitted lunatic serving as a judge; she easily passed retention at the last election.

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