11-01-2019, 12:27 PM
Re: Leisurely Scribbles (part 5)
Originally Posted by Sweetie pie
I have been summoned for Jury service.
I have never done that!!!!
Oh God I had to resist a terrible urge to utube that old chestnut “Here come the Judge” by the Magistrates. (1968)
Thankfully I never had to judge another person, I was called up for jury service twice, first time I was in my forties but I said I knew the accused so I got off that one, knew him to see that’s about all but it’s enough to get you off, they don’t like taking any chances.
Second time I was 66 so that meant I got off again because anyone over 65 here can opt out if they wished and I wished.
I go with Spitty, it’s a tough job the judging business, not for me if I can help it. Oh I know I know, somebody has to do it, but not me if I can wiggle out of it. Good luck with it anyway Sweetie, I hope you get an easy case.
I saw a program on BBC 4 a few years back and the medical experts of the time (1800’s) were convinced criminals had a certain shaped head and face and really looked like criminals, Phrenology I think it’s called, God help anyone who was just plain ugly or had the wrong type of head, yeh hadn’t a prayer of being let off.
I think some of that kind of thinking still prevails today, if he looks like a crook then he must be a crook, these implanted thoughts take many generations to disappear altogether, I wonder how many innocent people were hanged just because they had the wrong face? Them old geezers of yore have a lot to answer for.
This is what a 'successful' type head should look like.