Cruelty at its extreme

  The Brigadier 19:34 22 Jan 2007

Court ruling from Barking Magistrates Court
A seven year old boy was at the centre of a courtroom drama this morning when he challenged a court ruling over who should have custody of him.

The boy has a history of being beaten by his parents and the judge initially awarded custody to his aunt, in keeping with the child custody law and regulations requiring that family unity be maintained to the degree possible.

The boy surprised the court when he proclaimed that his aunt beat him more than his parents and he adamantly refused to live with her. When the judge suggested that he live with his grandparents, the boy cried out that they
also beat him.

After considering the remainder of the immediate family and learning that domestic violence was apparently a way of life among them, the judge took the unprecedented step of allowing the boy to propose who should have
custody of him.

After two recesses to check legal references and confer with child welfare officials, the judge granted temporary custody to the England Cricket Team, whom the boy firmly believes are "not capable of beating anyone."

  Totally-braindead 19:36 22 Jan 2007

You had me with that one till the last paragraph.

Good one.

  tony58 19:39 22 Jan 2007

thats what you call a good punchline.

  hzhzhzhz 19:41 22 Jan 2007

Nice one,The Brigadier. :-))

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