RIP Philo

UIH - Members of the Japanese Aum Shinrikyo cult

(UIH = unrest in hell)

Shoko Asahara, 63
Seiichi Endo, 58
Kiyohide Hayakawa, 68
Yoshihiro Inoue, 48
Tomomasa Nakagawa, 55
Tomomitsu Niimi, 54
Masami Tsuchiya, 53

They did the sarin attack on the Tokyo subway:
Permalink The Grim Reaper ™ 
July 6th, 2018 2:44am
I agree with you, UIH.

I really dislike all these assholes that kill random strangers for no reason.

I understand when I read that someone killed his wife's lover, or a business partner that he found was ripping him off, or the guy that raped his daughter. All those are totally understandable. In some cases, I'd even vote to acquit if I was on the jury.

But these people that kill random strangers shouldn't go to prison. They should be subjected to the sorts of "I am the Vengeance of God" tortures that Genghis Khan used to do, like pouring molten lead down their throats, or pilling horses on top of them until they suffocate.
Permalink Reality Check 
July 6th, 2018 2:57am
> or pilling horses on top of them until they suffocate.

That reminds me of peine forte et dure where a person who refused to enter a plea would have heavy rocks placed upon their chests until they died or entered a plea.
Permalink ,ndo 
July 6th, 2018 4:13am
Many defendants charged with capital offences would refuse to plead in order to avoid forfeiture of property.

If the defendant pleaded either guilty or not guilty and was executed, their heirs would inherit nothing

If they refused to plead their heirs would inherit their estate, even if they died in the process.

If you're going to die anyway...
Permalink WikiBot 
July 6th, 2018 4:42am
"The common law courts considered themselves to lack jurisdiction over a defendant until he had voluntarily submitted to it by entering a plea seeking judgment from the court."

That's extremely interesting, I didn't know that.

Sounds like it is related to the "Sovereign Citizen" movement where people argue the courts and taxes don't apply to them as long as they refuse to use postal zip codes or such things. Seems bizarre, but sounds like they actually have some historical precedent. Not that modern courts recognize that argument.
Permalink Reality Check 
July 6th, 2018 6:37am
>voluntarily submitted to it

There's been a few items on this recently.

I don't pretend to understand it.

Something to do with submitting to Maritime Law.

Apparently free citizens do not have to recognise the jurisdiction of courts.

Seems to involve your name being in all capitals.

Weird stuff.
Permalink Grumpy Old Git 
July 6th, 2018 6:40am
UK common law court in action:
Permalink YouTubeBot 
July 6th, 2018 6:42am

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