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The Norks
17-11-2005, 18:31:23
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/4445974.stm

I used to live on Woodville Road! We knew there was a massage parlour there (called something different at the time) but I didn't think this sort of thing was going on. Its pretty much a student road. Blimey! Hope they cut their balls off.

LoD
17-11-2005, 18:35:00
For a start.

Venom
17-11-2005, 18:50:21
Those guys got some messed up names.

Drekkus
17-11-2005, 19:03:28
Originally posted by The Norks
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/4445974.stm

I used to live on Woodville Road! We knew there was a massage parlour there (called something different at the time) but I didn't think this sort of thing was going on. Its pretty much a student road. Blimey! Hope they cut their balls off. Without reading the article, that last line is sort of odd.

Lazarus and the Gimp
17-11-2005, 19:14:12
Originally posted by The Norks


I used to live on Woodville Road! [/B]

So did I. Over the chemist's at number 74, in fact.

The brothel used to be called "Eclipse Health Studio", and later "Mayfair".

The Norks
17-11-2005, 19:45:57
bloody hell, this just gets weirder! I lived opposite the pub on the corner which was about one block down from the chemist. Think it was no 120 or thereabouts.

Just think- if it weren't for 4 years and a few doors we could have staged a filthy gothic revolution!

Lazarus and the Gimp
17-11-2005, 21:58:24
Are you absolutely sure we've never shagged each other?

BigGameHunter
17-11-2005, 22:12:53
What's the biggest set of boobs you've ever been with?
That should narrow it down...

LoD
17-11-2005, 22:40:36
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
Are you absolutely sure we've never shagged each other?

:lol:
Quintescence of a Laz post!

Oerdin
18-11-2005, 03:43:48
What's this "majority guilty" vote stuff from the jury? You mean the whole jury doesn't have to believe he's guilty in order for him to be convicted? What type of rubbish is that?

Dyl Ulenspiegel
18-11-2005, 07:09:25
English juries decide by majority, the same here (5:3 or better für guilty, 4:4 or less for acquittal - no such thing as a hung jury).

IIRC, the US Supreme court has held that majority jury decisions are constitutional (sometime in the 70s), and 1 or 2 US states use them in criminal trials.

I don't know why you consider this "rubbish".

Oerdin
18-11-2005, 07:18:49
If the state can prove a person commited a crime then 12 people should all be able to agree on it.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
18-11-2005, 07:35:17
Why 12 of 12? Why not 7 or 8? And in practical terms, consensus regimes de facto operate as qualified majority systems, where the minority is usually won over. It just makes the process opaque.

Further, the US criminal "justice" system's reality is that about 90 % of cases are decided by plea bargain. The jury cases are decided by who's better at jury selection. Whether this travesty is based on unanimity or majority decisions is really a side issue.

King_Ghidra
18-11-2005, 09:19:20
Under cross-examination, the woman admitted she knew she would be working as a prostitute in the UK - she had previously worked as a prostitute in Germany, Spain and Lithuania.

ok...hardly excuses the threats, theft of earnings etc. but really no one is coming out of this story with any great credit

Funko
18-11-2005, 09:21:05
Funny that this comes so soon after that brothel near where I lived as a student was busted.

Venom
18-11-2005, 13:11:46
See, if people took better care of their prostitutes, nobody would mind the sex trade. And the whores would all be driving Benzes.

Lazarus and the Gimp
18-11-2005, 17:21:13
Originally posted by Dyl Ulenspiegel
English juries decide by majority, the same here (5:3 or better für guilty, 4:4 or less for acquittal - no such thing as a hung jury).



That's true of trials in magistrate's courts (for lesser offences) which don't use juries, and the highest courts (appeals and the Lords)- which again don't use juries.

However that's not the case in criminal courts before a jury. The jury is expected to agree on a verdict. At the judge's discretion, an 11-1 verdict can be delivered. A 10-2 verdict can also be delivered, but that's considered fairly exceptional and suspect. Beyond that, you're looking at the jury failing to deliver a verdict, coupled with acquittal or retrial- and that's not uncommon.

The Norks
18-11-2005, 17:44:41
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
Are you absolutely sure we've never shagged each other?

truthfully? No. Ahem.

The Norks
18-11-2005, 17:47:01
Originally posted by BigGameHunter
What's the biggest set of boobs you've ever been with?
That should narrow it down...

its like a dead heat in a Zeppelin race...

Dyl Ulenspiegel
18-11-2005, 20:00:30
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
However that's not the case in criminal courts before a jury. The jury is expected to agree on a verdict. At the judge's discretion, an 11-1 verdict can be delivered. A 10-2 verdict can also be delivered, but that's considered fairly exceptional and suspect. Beyond that, you're looking at the jury failing to deliver a verdict, coupled with acquittal or retrial- and that's not uncommon.

I used to think that 10:2 is ok as a standard, maybe this has changed recently?

Lazarus and the Gimp
18-11-2005, 22:16:17
Nope. The judge should push for a decision.

MOBIUS
19-11-2005, 00:43:19
What's funny is that the new Lib Dem party headquarters for Cardiff is opposite the aforementioned Abygales...:cute:

MOBIUS
19-11-2005, 00:45:31
PS that must be the most stupid and retarded spelling of the name Abigail I've yet seen...

Cruddy
19-11-2005, 01:43:47
Originally posted by Venom
Those guys got some messed up names.

Former Balkans area "refugees". if I guess right.

Ever hear of John Balushi? He was born in Albania.

Venom
19-11-2005, 02:26:24
I've heard of the Belushis. Are you talking about Balky Bartokomoos?

DaShi
19-11-2005, 03:08:31
Congrats on the new job, Norks! :beer: