Judge found guilty of wife beating removed from judiciary

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  • Good heavens, what an outrage. They'll be throwing us out for thrashing our clerks next. Another pink gin please and sharp about it.

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  • Political correctness gone mad!
    A busy man like this needs his dinner on time, and it's not that much to expect of his wife for heaven's sake - whatever happened to love, honour and OBEY?!
    If she's too busy chatting to the char a good smack will remind her of her priorities!
    She obviously realised she was in the wrong by punching herself in the face, and she should have been forgiven for her misdemeanour without any court involvement.
    However, she obviously needs to improve her co-ordination skills - she meant to punch herself in t'gob, but has ended up shooting herself in t'foot!

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  • I assume the wife has been dismissed as a deputy county coroner?

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  • don't be daft - they shot the sheriff, they did not shoot the deputy

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  • I consider myself to have a reasonable sense of humour but I'm not sure I find the subject of a man punching his wife three times in the face an appropriate subject for wisecracks.

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  • Forgive me, though mildly amusing and tongue in cheek etc, IMHO I am not sure the comments here are helpful. I recently had to admonish a group of boys whose football team I manage for being disrepectful towards our female soccer coach which personally I find intolerable. You can guess what I think of HHJ Allen.

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  • This serves as a reminder that the requirements of the legal profession and even more so the position of a judge go beyond how you perform on the job. With requirements such as integrity and honesty, one's entire character is under assessment on and off the job and rightly so. The legal profession cannot correctly demand consistency of actions, values and truthfulness if it is only going to look at someone's "performance" on the job.
    True integrity means your life inside and outside of work consistently match up. It would certainly be hypocritical for me to hit someone, lie about it in court and then later expect a lawyer or a witness to present the truth to me in court.

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  • Christ the comments above made me laugh. For those moaning about wisecracks not being helpful, when are anonymous comments on a news site ever helpful.

    To the comedians, keep it up!

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  • If the wife has been found to have lied in court on oath, she should not have judicial office.It is simple!

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  • @Victor Oderinde - "...and then later expect a lawyer or a witness to present the truth to me in court."

    Ah-hem!? When was the last time you were in Court? Witnesses (on both sides!) lie every day. Lawyers can only present the information they are given by their clients, who may well lie. If everyone presented the truth, there would be no need for juries, and criminal lawyers would do nothing except pleas in mitigation.
    The criminal Court's job is not to expect that the truth be presented. Precisely the reverse - it has to expect that untruths will be told by one side or the other. It's job is to work out whether the version presented by the prosecution is beyond reasonable doubt.

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