Barry George found NOT guilty

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by scotthayes, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. scotthayes macrumors 68000


    Jun 6, 2007
    Birmingham, England
    He's been found not guilty in retrial of Jill Dando murder. so he'll be released today. Something not right with this verdict.

    So another nutter released from prison.

    BBC News
  2. stomer macrumors 6502a

    Apr 2, 2007
    Leeds, UK
    That may be, but there wasn't enough evidence to convict him so he has been freed. That's exactly how the judicial system should work.
  3. arkitect macrumors 603


    Sep 5, 2005
    Bath, United Kingdom
    Perhaps if something hadn't been wrong with the first verdict there would have been no need for a retrial?

    This seems to be one of those emotional cases where the "general UK public" like to act as prosecution, judge and jury…

    Reminiscent of the early days of the "Spanish disappearance"?

    We can't just convict people because we don't like the look of them and call them nutters.
  4. t0mat0 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2006
    Couldn't resist:

    Bedevere: What makes you think she is a witch?
    Villager: Well, She turned me into a newt!!


    Bedevere: a newt?

    (long pause)

    Villager: I got better...
    Villagers: BURN HER anyway! BURN! BURN! BURN HER!

    Bedevere: Quiet, quiet, quiet, QUIETA There are ways of *telling* whether she
    is a witch!
    Villagers: Are there? What? Tell us, then! Tell us!
    Bedevere: Tell me. What do you do with witches?
    V: BUUUURN!!!!! BUUUUUURRRRNN!!!!! You BURN them!!!! BURN!!
    Bedevere: And what do you burn apart from witches?
    Villager: More Witches!
    Other Villager: Wood.
    Bedevere: So. Why do witches burn?

    (long silence)
    (shuffling of feet by the villagers)

    Villager: (tentatively) Because they're made of.....wood?
    Bedevere: Goooood!
    Other Villagers: oh yeah... oh....
    Bedevere: So. How do we tell whether she is made of wood?
    One Villager: Build a bridge out of 'er!
    Bedevere: Aah. But can you not also make bridges out of stone?
    Villagers: oh yeah. oh. umm...
    Bedevere: Does wood sink in water?
    One Villager: No! No, no, it floats!
    Other Villager: Throw her into the pond!
    Villagers: yaaaaaa!

    (when order is restored)

    Bedevere: What also floats in water?
    Villager: Bread!
    Another Villager: Apples!
    Another Villager: Uh...very small rocks!
    Another Villager: Cider!
    Another Villager: Uh...great gravy!
    Another Villager: Cherries!
    Another Villager: Mud!
    Another Villager: Churches! Churches!
    Another Villager: Lead! Lead!
    King Arthur: A Duck!
    Villagers: (in amazement) ooooooh!
    Bedevere: exACTly!
    Bedevere: (to a villager) So, *logically*...
    Villager: (very slowly, with pauses between each word)
    If...she...weighs the same as a duck......she's made of wood.
    Bedevere: and therefore...


    Villager: A Witch!
    All Villagers: A WITCH!

    (they do consequently weigh her across from a duck on Bedevere's largest scale, and she does indeed weigh the same as the duck.)
  5. arkitect macrumors 603


    Sep 5, 2005
    Bath, United Kingdom
    Got it in one.
    Just down from where I live the bridge across the Thames is one of the last places in England the ducking stool was used…
  6. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603


    Jan 10, 2006
    Funny. I don't know what that is from but that sounds very much like Monty Python?
  7. arkitect macrumors 603


    Sep 5, 2005
    Bath, United Kingdom
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
  8. scotthayes thread starter macrumors 68000


    Jun 6, 2007
    Birmingham, England
    I'm not the only one who called him a nutter. His defence counsel did too.
  9. Peterkro macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2004
    Communard de Londres
    No his defence counsel said "The only reason that the prosecution say that this is the work of the local loner, the local nutter, the man with these serious psychological problems, is because that is the man they arrested". Which is not the same thing at all.

    This conviction stank to high heaven from the start and shows the discrimination people with mental health problems have to put up with,including in this case from the mental health industry itself.
  10. Henri Gaudier macrumors 6502a

    Henri Gaudier

    May 4, 2005
    Nutters, as you call them, should be in hospital receiving help and not be left to be rail-roaded by lazy Police more interested in a quick fix than administering proper investigative Police work to benefit society.

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