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June 07, 2009

LEGAL UPDATE FROM SWEDEN

A criminal gets a reduced sentence because a dog mitigated his circumstances.

(Thanks to John Korvell)

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During the attack the dog was stabbed twice in the throat, but not before it had succeeded in inflicting serious damage on the 32-year-old's scrotum.

You go, Cujo!

Absolutely Jeff. I think the dog should be given a medal and be allowed to have conjugal visits with the man at least once a week. The man should be handcuffed during these visits to prevent injury to the dog.

Good Dog!

Wait, I don't get it.

The man attacked his girlfriend with a knife, and got a reduced sentence because her dog defended its owner?

By this logic, a rapist or murderer would get a lenient sentence by claiming "Your Honor, I did not have an absolute power in the event, because the victim kept struggling and scratching. I have already suffered at the hands of the victim and should have 5 years knocked off my sentence".

Brilliant legal system.

*chomp*

Nice doggie!

Good boy! Who's the best doggie in the world?! You are! Yes you are!

Boo, stranger things have happened. Stranger things have happened.

"..... had he not been severely bitten in [the] course of the melee."

I've heard many odd names for a man's genitals, but that's a new one.

"..... had he not been severely bitten in [the] course of the melee."

I've heard many odd names for a man's genitals, but that's a new one.

I thought from the title it was going to be a "dog ate my homework" story, but it turned out to be much more painful. Although it did actually work for this guy.

Finally, a legal system that protects the criminals. The shrinks achieved their aim - show the criminal as the victim! Morons!! It's like the twinkie defence. "Psych testifies that man in this case raped the woman repeatedly because he'd just eaten twinkies and that overloaded his system, so he didn't know what he was doing.) Yeah right. That dog is obviously more able to tell right from wrong than the stupid judge.

"Well, sir, sometimes the bull wins."

Er borg er de poochie eetie de boyfriendie nootz bork bork

( translated for Dave's Swedish readers )

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