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Offline the gorgon

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Re: Judge Douglas Field Watch
« Reply #40 on: December 21, 2012, 08:20:11 AM »
Not one of Field's cases but thug of a father pretty much gets away with hitting a teacher.

http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/10121810.No_jail_for_dad_who_hit_teacher/


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Re: Judge Douglas Field Watch
« Reply #41 on: July 10, 2013, 12:14:54 PM »
He's still at it.

http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/8496640.Attacker_given_one_last_chance/

No reason why he didn't send the brother down either

Offline Phil Chitty

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Re: Judge Douglas Field Watch
« Reply #42 on: September 09, 2014, 02:45:44 PM »
http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/11461521.Criminals_allowed__to_have_a_Field_say/

We slate the Adver on here on a pretty regular basis.

For once, they seem to have it spot on!!

Offline Tobes

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Re: Judge Douglas Field Watch
« Reply #43 on: September 09, 2014, 05:12:22 PM »
Hmmm... I'm far from being one of the 'flog 'em' brigade.... But it does seem to me over recent years that the good judge's judgements seem to have been unusually generous.

Punishment needs to mean punishment for the law to work. There may well be extenuating circumstances which are cause for leniency, but some of the 'sentences' he handed out, for what appeared to most eyes to be serious crimes - and often perpetrated by repeat offenders - seemed incredibly lenient.... Lenient to the point of utter uselessness for all parties, be that police, victim or the rest of society looking on in incredulity.

Barrie Hudson's usually close to the mood of the average Joe, and is defo one of the Adver teams best writers.

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