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A judge who speaks for the rest of us

November 24, 2016 22:51

Can I suggest, please, that we appoint a new Lord Chief Justice? Her name is Angela Morris, and she is currently a recorder.

Have a read of this and you'll see why:

A knife-wielding burglar had a shock when he attacked a pensioner in his home - and discovered his victim was a retired boxer.

Senior citizen Frank Corti, 72, a former junior boxing champion is still a bit handy with his dukes.

And when he spotted the aforementioned intruder, Gregory
McCalium, in his hallway he sprang into action and delivered two right
hooks.

The blows were so powerful that McCalium, who had just lunged
at Mr Corti with the knife, was left looking like he had been in 'a car
accident'.

The pensioner then restrained him until police arrived.

As the pictures show, McCalium does indeed look like he's been in an accident. As for what happened in court, it's all too predictable that he'd be given a slap on the wrist, and the pensioner whose home was broken into prosecuted for assault.

But no. Ms Morris handed the thug a four and a half year sentence and said this:

Luckily, Mr Corti was an
able-bodied 72-year-old who was able to defend himself.

The jury might
well have concluded you got what you deserved when you entered that
property and took a swipe at him with that weapon.

The elderly and vulnerable people are entitled to demand the
protection of courts from people like you who decide to take matters
into your own hands and enter a property with a weapon.

Amazing. A judge who speaks for the rest of us.

 

November 24, 2016 22:51

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