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← A religious but not righteous Judge: Cherie Blair

loggerhead's Avatar Jump to comment 28 by loggerhead

"Here are the words she used: ‘I am going to suspend this sentence for the period of two years based on the fact you are a religious person and have not been in trouble before. You caused a mild fracture to the jaw of a member of the public standing in a queue at Lloyds Bank. You are a religious man and you know this is not acceptable behaviour.’"

I could think of a different formulation:

"You are a religious man and you know this is not acceptable behavior. Since you knowingly engaged in unacceptable behavior, I can only conclude that you are of bad character, and therefore deserve the full sentence."

Isn't this more logical? Am I missing something?

Thu, 11 Feb 2010 14:17:00 UTC | #440549