The ‘law ‘ is certainly an ass I’m afraid. Only a few can afford it too..lAnd so my fav show 24 Hours in Police Custody is back with a new series this week. Episode one though has just elicited a lot of rage. SPOLIER ALERT....
A family has an attempted burglary at their house. The dad of the house chases the 2 perpertators away and they scarper on a motorbike. Bloke continues the pursuit in his car and in the end forces them to crash, badly injuring them.
It turns out the two perps are career crims, previous as long as their arms, usual story. They recover and are caught in the act again a few weeks later.
The driver of the car however is also arrested and faces charges for having injured the burglars.
In short, the burglars both get off with suspended sentences. The burgled dad however gets a 2 year prison sentence.
The burgled dad also had to stump out 50k in legal fees on top of the loss of income, and his wife had to abort their baby given the uncertainty around a prison stay. Makes you want to weep.
It is. Thankfully for them, as the law hasn't helped them, the public are.The ‘law ‘ is certainly an ass I’m afraid. Only a few can afford it too..l
The cuts to legal aid certainly give people like this chap a massive problem. Either you raise the money for legal representation by selling your house, remortgaging, using your life savings or go without any legal defence.The ‘law ‘ is certainly an ass I’m afraid. Only a few can afford it too..l
Linda Thorson in the Avengers my favourite.3rd December 1983
On C4. The Worst of Hollywood, a series of films mostly from the 1950s & early 60s that were primarily Sci Fi.
My favourite was Plan 9 from Outer Space(1957) Originally billed as Grave Robbers from Outer Space, directed by Ed Wood(1924-78) fascinating for its awfulness & bizarre storyline
The well known horror actor from the 20s & 30s,Bela Lagosi was near the top of the billing even though the takes with him are ol shots from his silent days, he died half way through production. Another actor who looked completely different then played his part.
A biopic film was made of Wood..Ed Wood(1994) with Johnny Depp, no less in the lead role, Martin Landau played Lagosi..Ironically the film had a couple of Academy nominations. The films Wood produced were so bad he became a bit of a cult figure.
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