Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Pennsylvania Decapitalizes Robbery, Burglary, Sodomy and Buggery

In 1790 they reduced these from capital crimes to forfeiture of all property and ten years at hard labor.

3 comments:

Sebastian said...

For a long time I thought buggering was just British slang. Had no idea it was a legal term.

Clayton said...

See http://www.claytoncramer.com/primary/primary.html#SodomyLaws for a detailed history of buggery laws.

Minicapt said...

And then:
http://blazingcatfur.blogspot.ca/2014/01/new-jersey-man-crashes-into-fried.html

Cheers