A British Judge, in the trial of three men accused of inciting terrorism through the Internet, admitted that he “was struggling to cope with the basic terms like “web site.” Here’s a quote from the Reuters report:
“Judge Peter Openshaw broke into the questioning of a witness about a Web forum used by alleged Islamist radicals. “The trouble is I don’t understand the language. I don’t really understand what a Web site is”. he told a London court during the trial of three men charged under anti-terrorism laws. Prosecutor Mark Ellison briefly set aside his questioning to explain the terms “Web site” and “forum.” An exchange followed in which the 59-year-old judge acknowledged: “I haven’t quite grasped the concepts.”
Originally posted on May 17, 2007 @ 7:38 am
The judge is 59 years old and he does not know what a web site is? What bloody rock did he crawl out from. If he really does not know what a web site is I think he should reprain from making any decisions that don’t involve horse and carriage traffic violations.