Saturday, 4 January 2014

The Highest Respect For The Law


December 3, 2013 12:08 pm
The law of solitude

The cause of everyone’s misfortunes is their inability to sit quietly in a room.” Blaise Pascal


"The many possession offences include possession of certain drugs; racially abusive or threatening material; various forms of pornography or depictions of abuse; firearms or ammunition without a certificate; explosives; false identity documents; or even a television without a licence. And, of course, the object does not have to be in the same room (or same building) as you; you just need to have sufficient awareness and control for a prosecutor to show that the banned item was in your possession.

Wrongful thoughts

And it is the possession offences which bring the citizen in England and Wales the closest to pure “thought-crimes” where, if there was some confession or if the prosecution could prove your culpable intention beyond reasonable doubt, the possession of any object can in limited circumstances be a crime."

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