Archive for the ‘The law’ Category

A bizarre story in my local paper tells of the acquittal of an RAF Senior Aircraftman, who admitted to having sex with a 15-year-old girl, but who claimed he was sleepwalking. He had been drinking a bottle of vodka, then gone to sleep in a room full of others. The girl awoke to find him […]

I should have posted this on Thursday, but didn’t have time. So it’s a bit out of date now… I just can’t keep away from the Mail this week. It burns my eyes, and yet I can’t not look. The paper of choice for homophobes, petty racists and MRAs today has no fewer than two […]

Just as I was thinking “Someone should do something about this” about juries in rape trials, it turns out that somebody was. Reforms to rape trials were in the pipeline. Note that word: were. Judges are opposing the reforms, saying they are too complex, according to the Guardian: But the judges have rejected all the […]

Last week I had a go at the two television companies that were producing programmes based on recreating rape trials with actors playing the complainant and defendant, saying that it was using rape as entertainment. Well, I was wrong, at least about Consent, Channel 4’s offering which was shown last night. This was public service […]