October 11, 2006

THE PURITANISM OF THE ANGLOSPHERE:

Bahamas sex attacker faces whipping (Toronto Star, Oct. 11, 2006)

A man convicted of trying to rape an 83-year-old woman was sentenced to eight lashes with a cat-o'-nine-tails, a punishment used by the British navy in the 18th century and reinstated in the Bahamas 15 years ago.

Altulus Newbold, 34, was sentenced last Friday to 16 years in prison after being found guilty of burglary, attempted rape and causing harm. Justice Jon Isaacs also ordered that he receive four lashes of the whip at the start of his sentence and four upon his release, but suspended the punishment for three weeks pending a possible appeal.

The cat, a whip made of knotted cords, leaves flesh wounds and is used on the offender's back. Its use was reinstated in the former British colony in 1991 in the face of rising crime.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 11, 2006 8:29 AM
Comments

He should be keel-hauled as well. At the very least.

jp

Posted by: jefferson park at October 11, 2006 10:25 AM

Better two-score less one in every ship of the fleet.

Posted by: Lou Gots at October 11, 2006 5:15 PM

Better two-score less one in every ship of the fleet.

Posted by: Lou Gots at October 11, 2006 5:16 PM
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