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Weird court cases

gibbo

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I got sidetracked again today reading about some court cases. There are some really really weird cases:eek: Anyway these 2 amused me:rolleyes:

In 2005, Pavel M., a Romanian prisoner serving 20 years for murder, sued God, founding his claim in contract. He argued that his baptism was an agreement between him and God under which, in exchange for value such as prayer, God would keep him out of trouble..


In 1874, Francis Evans Cornish, while acting as a magistrate in Winnipeg, Canada, had to try himself on a charge of being drunk in public. He convicted himself and fined himself five dollars with costs. But then he stated for the record: “Francis Evans Cornish, taking into consideration past good behaviour, your fine is remitted”.
 
I got sidetracked again today reading about some court cases. There are some really really weird cases:eek: Anyway these 2 amused me:rolleyes:

In 2005, Pavel M., a Romanian prisoner serving 20 years for murder, sued God, founding his claim in contract. He argued that his baptism was an agreement between him and God under which, in exchange for value such as prayer, God would keep him out of trouble..


In 1874, Francis Evans Cornish, while acting as a magistrate in Winnipeg, Canada, had to try himself on a charge of being drunk in public. He convicted himself and fined himself five dollars with costs. But then he stated for the record: “Francis Evans Cornish, taking into consideration past good behaviour, your fine is remitted”.

Like the second case Gibbo..........our past Kings and Queens were good at making then breaking laws.
Hope your keeping well Gibbo.
 
Like the second case Gibbo..........our past Kings and Queens were good at making then breaking laws.
Hope your keeping well Gibbo.

Hi Lee,
Yep i'm keeping well and hope you are to. I see you have been busy with work lately.

Actually i was disappointed that there wasnt a great deal of "older" cases on the site i was reading. I like the older ones, seem to have more character to them.
 
You like a hanging then Gibbo!
When i was a builder(seems like in the 18th century) i often found old newspapers wedged between walls or under floorboards..was reall interesting to read them and funny enough i like looking at the old advertising in them...like cough medicines or fantastic sounding foodstuffs.
 
Oh yeah nothing like a good hanging:eek: Some interesting stories with some of them.
When we were renovating a old house we had bought years ago there were old newspapers under the floor coverings and they were a good read. Ok rewind that lot ... when hubby was renovating i was having a good read:2fun: :2fun: Kept some of the papers to:rolleyes:
 
Our local paper has records back to there first print..on microfilm at the library now and have had a good gander.
We have to try and remember when a newspaper was the only way of knowing world or local news.
No TV,no internet,no radio even...getting a newspaper in those times must have been like opening a pandoras box.
 
I like the way they didnt pull any punches. They just said it as it was and at times thats what makes the story more interesting.
 
Just got sidetracked again, not court cases but its a worry all the same:2fun: :2fun:

Police force - Australia's first police force was a band of 12 of the most well behaved Convicts.

In 1954, Bob Hawke was immortalised by the Guinness Book of Records for sculling 2.5 pints of beer in 11 seconds. Bob later became the Prime Minister of Australia.
 
On a serious note Gibbo it is amazing that a nation was built on convict hard labour...for many it must have been an actual liberation in many ways if they survived the journey....of course Tasmin or devils island was used as well but lets be honest.....if you were a good boy or girl even though you didnt have your liberty it was probably better than the grim mines of South Wales...the grim mills and foundarys and the freezing cold weather us Brits suffer 6 months a year.
 
Pretty sad either way when most of them only committed crimes to survive to start with. Apparently the convicts on Norfolk Island suffered pretty badly with ill treatment etc. compared to other areas.
 
Very interesting..i note his modern day rellies are still fighting his cause.
Will delve abit deeper on Benny Boy......all the best Gibbo..the cab is awaiting...just a local drop to Melksham.
 
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tuesday 6 February 1912

EGGS NOT MISSILES.
MAGISTRATE'S DECISION.
MELBOURNE, Saturday.
An interesting point was decided at the Colac Court. Roy Graham was charged with having thrown a missile to the danger ol
people in the street.
Constable Munsor stated that a demonstra- tion of shop employees took place in front of a shop, which was open after 5 o'clock on Friday night. A large crowd of people as- sembled, and eggs were flying everywhere. He saw an egg thrown by the defendant
smash on a shop door.
Mr Cunningham, who appeared for the defendant, said the Act mentioned "stone or other missile". The words "other missile"
referred to something akin to stones. Eggs
could not be so classed
The magistrate held that eggs were not missiles within the meaning of the Act, and
dismissed the case.
 
Oh yeah nothing like a good hanging:eek: Some interesting stories with some of them.
When we were renovating a old house we had bought years ago there were old newspapers under the floor coverings and they were a good read. Ok rewind that lot ... when hubby was renovating i was having a good read:2fun: :2fun: Kept some of the papers to:rolleyes:

Gibbo I'm surprised i thought you might be a bloke,are you Male Or Female?.

Oz
 
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