Down under, the very curious tale of Judge Marcus Einfeld is unfolding in tragic fashion. The judge, a 70 year old champion of human rights, is now facing 2 years in jail – all for thinking that he could get out of paying a $53 (£36, really) fine for going 6 miles above the speed limit (yes, they have “strict” cops in Australia to0).
It wasn’t even really about the money – it seems he could afford that – but rather about those dastardly points that get added to one’s license for traffic infractions. Apparently he was close to whatever limit there is and risked losing his license. So he did the simplest thing he thought of at that moment: told the judge that someone else was driving his car: Continue reading