Now that I am retired having been many years a magistrate with a long awareness of the declining freedoms enjoyed by the ordinary citizen and a corresponding fear of the big brother state`s ever increasing encroachment on civil liberties I hope that my personal observations within these general parameters will be of interest to those with an open mind. Having been blogging with this title for many years against the rules of the Ministry of Justice my new found freedom should allow me to be less inhibited in these observations.

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Friday, 12 June 2015


Probably not commonly known is the fact that magistrates can impose the death penalty.  Those canines which receive such a penalty most certainly deserve it because dog lovers or not I`m sure most  J.P.s have  in the back of their minds that properly trained and well homed dogs are unlikely to be so dangerous and that humans have been at least partly responsible for such an animal`s unacceptable actions.  The 1991 Act was a dog`s breakfast of legislation and new powers introduced last year should allow more appropriate disposals.  Meanwhile latest figures on prosecutions provided by the government are available here and here.

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