Richards LJ cleared….

Lord Justice Richards has been cleared of the charges of indecent exposure. The BBC report states:
“City of Westminster magistrates said the evidence to identify Sir Stephen was insufficient…They said in the absence of any evidence supporting the judge’s identification and “for this reason only” they could not be satisfied beyond reasonable doubt.”

The District Judge, after stating that the young woman gave “clear, dignified and truthful evidence” went on to blame the British Transport Police for failing to investigate the allegation promptly or thoroughly.” Curious report… it will be interesting to read more detailed reports when they surface.

And now to something truly bizarre…

I am grateful to Paul, a colleague who works with me on a range of web matters, for pointing me to this story (describing it as “Charon fodder”):

Pentagon confirms it sought to build a ‘gay bomb’

I do not know the authority level of the US website ( in terms of reliable information – but…here is the story: “A Berkeley watchdog organization that tracks military spending said it uncovered a strange U.S. military proposal to create a hormone bomb that could purportedly turn enemy soldiers into homosexuals and make them more interested in sex than fighting.”

Apparently, the plan was: “that a bomb be developed that contained a chemical that would cause enemy soldiers to become gay, and to have their units break down because all their soldiers became irresistably attractive to one another.”

Fantastic…. I wondered what Dr Strangelove had been up to. It seems to have had very wide coverage…. a quick “google” confirms this.

3 thoughts on “Richards LJ cleared….

  1. Apologies for a not-quite-relevant post but … I’m looking for a blog post from a legal type (I thought the author was Charon QC, it isn’t): the post was quite simple but quite chilling. It described someone who was stuck in a UK automatic holding cell. The prisoner had to communicate with some sort of machine voice and press appropriate buttons in order to get representation. Could you or your readers point me to the original blog post (vague recollection of it being from ca Jan of this year).

  2. Hi… I remember the post, but can’t recall which blog it was on. I’ll try and hunt about – others may get there before me. Try Geeklawyer / Barrister blog… ??

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