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In court why does the judge put on a black cap when passing a death sentence?

Obviously it's some kind of tradition but does anyone know where it cam from?







smarter than the commander
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Back in Roman times the judge was a man of much power.He was usually bald from doing to many u turns in bed. Each judge had his own palace with a harem staffed with either males or females, it depended on the judges orientation and how much Viagra his expense account would allow him to buy from a camel dealer who smuggled it in from the Gaza strip.. The black cap was used when ever the judge handed down the death sentence, You must understand that under Roman law the only sentence they had was death by being nailed to the cross. When the judge reached over and retrieved the BLACK CAP from the Bailiff that signified the end of the trial. It was a signal for his aids to wash and bathe his harem.and break out the Viagra. Today it just means that the judge needs to go take some Carters little liver pills as setting to long on that hard bench has made him constipated.


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I thought that would be common sense, would you rather he wore a party gown?


PHIL P
It was a traditional sign of mourning, and was also thought to protect the judge from the wrath of God - as only God has the power of life or death. Judges still carry the 3 cornered piece of black silk with them today, even though the death sentence is no longer used. The "cap" was worn with one of the three corners facing out towards the court. Clerics and pregnant women were exempt from the death penalty.







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