Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Outrageous offence offence...
Interesting to compare two stories in the last two days; both involve crime and punishment.
Case 1: An antiques dealer is jailed for eight years for handling a stolen Shakespeare First Folio: a rare - one copy of about 250 remaining - of a first collection of Shakespeare's plays. The judge condemns damage to the book - defaced to hide its true identity - as 'cultural vandalisation'.
Case 2: Nine men were jailed after being convicted of offences that included violent sexual exploitation of an underage girl: sexual activity with a child, controlling a child prostitute, facilitating child prostitution and paying for sexual services with a child. The men were jailed for between eight months and seven years.
Justice of the day...
Posted by Span Ows at 11:25 am