I wanted the readers of this blog to hear it directly from me. It is true. Jonathan Turley has been arrested as a “dangerous and violent” knife-wielding attacker in Northern Ireland. In what will come as little surprise, the court found that Turley is in need for treatment for “emotionally unstable and dissocial personality types.” However, this blog will continue despite the arrest.
Turley was sentenced to 10 years in Belfast after his arrest for attempted murder of Anthony Braniff on January 1, 2007.
I can only say that I remain committed to this blog and bringing interesting legal cases (including my own) to my students and my friends.
The fact is that the fight started when a guy used Turley’s shirt for a towel by mistake. I am sure that we can all agree that such an act in many cultures is a terrible insult — even when done without intent. Indeed, expressions like “the shirt off my back” reflect the singular importance of this item of clothing in our society.
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