law & order

The law locks up the man who steals the goose from the common, but leaves the greater criminal loose who steals the common from the goose – Australian convict saying

Thugs on DVD

After yesterday’s initial outrage, prepare for more from today’s story: Students who knew members of the gang involved in the DVD said some were unapologetic and had laughed at the public outrage. Year 9 students at Werribee Secondary College said… Read More ›

Your badge is mine, copper

Via Feministe and Feministing: A 19-year-old prostitute feared that no one would believe her if she said an off-duty Boston police officer kept forcing her to perform sex in his car. So one night, she fled his car with a… Read More ›

Wealth and justice in Orange County

The only reason these young men ever came to trial is that they not only videotaped their gang-rape and foreign object assault of their unconscious 16-year-old schoolmate Jane Doe, but they showed the tape to friends at parties to brag of what they’d done.

So, am I a prophet?

Having blogged aboutabortionrightsrather a lot,I’m glad that Tony Abbott no longer has veto power over the importation of RU486. Back in November, I blogged that I doubted the Australian Parliament voting for a more pro-choice position on RU486 against John… Read More ›

You might well think that…

FX: beat – all together now: …but I couldn’t possibly comment! Yes! My family got me the complete Francis Urqhart trilogy on DVD for Xmas, also the Firth-Ehle Pride and Prejudice mini-series, and the 1st season of Black Books. Hugs… Read More ›