Lawyer Fined Over Begging Comment

A provincial law court in Madrid has fined a defence lawyer over inappropriate comments concerning homeless people.

Abogado Ángel Pelluz, who is defending two skinheads over their alleged attack upon a vagrant, used “ultra” (neo-nazi) reasoning in his written defence of his clients. Sr Pelluz, who is no spring chicken; in fact, he is 90 years old, considers that vagrants are “parasites upon the decent [folk]”

He finished off by expressing how he missed the “old days” and the 1933 law against Vagos y Maleantes. (The vagabonds and evildoers), bless his cotton socks.

(News: Madrid Spain)