17 March 2011
Political correctness 1911-style

From the judge’s summing up in the Clapham Common murder trial:

People of certain nationalities, if they had a good case, because they were convinced that perjured evidence would be brought against them they, on their side, procured perjured evidence.  If the jury came to the conclusion that the alibi was false they must not judge it so strictly against the prisoner as they would if it had been produced by an Englishman.

Stinie Morrison was found guilty of the murder of Leon Beron and sentenced to death.

The Times, March 16 1911.

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