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  • Since there is no objection, I hereby appoint Lask Finneston chairman of the committee for the purpose of raising and donating money to pay the police-court fine and the expenses of a year's travel for that noble pioneer, John Ward, in recognition of a lifetime of devotion of energy to the upbuilding of Hawaii.

    WHEN ALICE TOLD HER SOUL

  • The following illustrative cases are culled from the police-court reports for a single week: –

    PROPERTY VERSUS PERSON

  • If there's police-court business over this, you'll remember that I was the one that stood your friend, and that I was Miss Alice's friend too.

    Sole Music

  • The next day, some awful police-court missionary or noseyparker from the NSPCC would have shown up on the doorstep, accompanied by said bobby, and in short order, the ‘mother’ and her ‘partner’ would be watching paint somewhere while baby P would be packed off to an orphanage or a care home, staffed by similar noseyparkers and busybodies.

    Public Officials Did Not Kill “Baby P” « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Twenty years ago illegitimacy was almost unknown, infanticide unknown, and now both are common and increasing, and they think that if they could exclude English newspapers, with their police-court cases which excite the imagination, their occasional allusions to H. G. Wells which excite the intellect,365 their advertisements of books upon birth control which imply safety for illicit love, innocence would return.

    Later Articles and Reviews

  • Yet the police-court system is as impervious to BS as any decent mother, who taps her foot and shakes her head and says, What am I going to do with you? and you think How can she read minds?

    The folk literature of those who choose not to exercise their right to remain silent.

  • They threaten her with the police-court — your angel at that bar!

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • As full of evil as a dozen Madelonnettes put together, she might have robbed her parents, and sat on the bench of a police-court.

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • In the first place, it could not be entirely indifferent to me if it should appear in the police-court that he came straight from my house.

    Hedda Gabler

  • In the first place, it could not be entirely indifferent to me if it should appear in the police-court that he came straight from my house.

    Hedda Gabler

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