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Warlock allowed to break curfew on full moon

Posted on Sunday, 13 March, 2011 | Comment icon 20 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

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A 52-year-old warlock sentenced to stay indoors has been permitted to go out on a full moon.

Cerwyn Jones was sentenced to stay indoors between the hours of 7pm and 7am after being caught carrying a ceremonial knife in a pub, however magistrates agreed to lift the restriction on four nights so that he can go out and practice his faith.

"During the full moon, ‘magic’ ceremonies are performed and the gods and goddesses of Wicca are honoured."

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Comment icon #11 Posted by Taut on 31 May, 2011, 17:17
I have never ceased to be amazed at the endless variety of behaviors that humans are capable of, especially the really unconscious one's, it's just awesome. Sometimes all you can do is just shake your head.
Comment icon #12 Posted by rashore on 31 May, 2011, 17:56
I'm sort of curious what type of ceremony happens in a pub. Most practitioners I know don't carry their ceremonial objects around with them when going to the bar, or in public in general. Or have the tendency to go to the pub on the same evening of a ceremony. I'm not doubting the guys faith.. but this is kind of fishy to me.
Comment icon #13 Posted by SilverCougar on 31 May, 2011, 19:34
It's england dear... they tend to call many things different then we here.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Wyrdlight on 1 June, 2011, 10:04
Wait, so Sikhs are alowed to carry thier little curved blades, but Wiccans are not? Seems highly one sided to me. The law in the UK states. "Any Fixed blade or non-fixed blade with a lnegth in excess of three inches is automaticly considered an offensive weapon unless the defendant can prove otherwise". Essentially, a fixed blade, or non-fixed blade greater than 3 inches is assumed to be "offensive" and you will be arrested if found carrying one unless you can prove you have a legitimate reason for carrying it. Any non-fixed blade under 3 inches, like the smaller swiss army... [More]
Comment icon #15 Posted by NavyDoc on 1 June, 2011, 12:02
Even better: change the law so that people are not charged with carrying an inanimate object, but rather for what they do with said object. If the knife is in his pocket and he is not bothering anyone, he should be left alone.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Wyrdlight on 1 June, 2011, 16:01
Well, there are issues with that. With that rule I could walk around with a sawn off shotgun in my jacket and as long as I did not point it at anyone its fine. The law as it stands is fine, its just how its interpreted by the police thats wrong in many cases. In truth, there is no need whatsoever to carry are large knife around unless its needed by your job, your gardening, camping etc. Any job that needs a blade in todays world (barring certain situation like i mentioned) can be met with a small 2 inch folding blade, which does not contravene Brtish law.
Comment icon #17 Posted by NavyDoc on 1 June, 2011, 21:14
Shrug. I think British law has erred too far on the side of blaming the object and into more of a bliss-ninny land. How much more dangerous is a 3 inch blade than a 2 inch blade? What makes a 2 inched fixed blade more dangerous than a 2 inch folder? And notice, all of those laws have not prevented knife deaths, which is why they keep asking for more knife laws. I am liscensed to carry a pistol every day and not once has it fired itself.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Wyrdlight on 1 June, 2011, 21:45
A 2 inch blade is less dangerous because three inches of penetration are needed to reach vital organs and kill in a single stirke (barring a stab to the throat that hits the artery). Thus the 3 inch law. Folding blades (or non-fixed blade to be more precise) are considerd less dangerous as they fold back easily under a stabbing motion, thus being dangerous the an attackers hands. Also non-locking blades are not made beyond a certain size in accordance with the 3 inch rule. Going on thise lines, I could carry a canister of VX Nerve Agent around in my pocket and it never goes off, if it did it... [More]
Comment icon #19 Posted by jaguarsky on 16 February, 2012, 19:59
Although the word warlock was used often in the article, the gentlman in question did not apparently refer to himself as such. Just more ignorant and lazy journalism.

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