January 06, 2005

*Quote for the Day

"It is impossible to obtain a conviction for sodomy from an English jury. Half of them don't believe it can be physically done, and the other half are doing it."

-Winston Churchill

Posted by Jennifer at January 6, 2005 07:00 AM


Plus sodomy was officially legalised in 1994.

Posted by: Monjo at January 7, 2005 05:37 AM

There was a case reported in Chicago some time back in which the woman described having been raped while standing, forced against a loading dock wall. One member of the jury refused to convict, as she did not believe it was possible. After considerable time without a decision, a man and woman on the jury, with no particular feelings for each other, decided to demonstrate in order to close the case. The report is that they were nowhere close to consummation when the holdout decided to accept the jury consensus.

Posted by: triticale at January 8, 2005 12:17 AM