Now that I am retired having been many years a magistrate with a long awareness of the declining freedoms enjoyed by the ordinary citizen and a corresponding fear of the big brother state`s ever increasing encroachment on civil liberties I hope that my personal observations within these general parameters will be of interest to those with an open mind. Having been blogging with this title for many years against the rules of the Ministry of Justice my new found freedom should allow me to be less inhibited in these observations.
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Friday, 1 April 2016
A LEGAL SYSTEM WITH ITS HEAD IN THE CLOUDS
I have long been against the whole concept of what has been termed victim orientated justice. Whether a duke or a dustman the victim`s status or opinion should have no bearing on the matter if IMHO the state imposes justice without fear or favour on the facts of the offence and/or harm done and the offender`s culpability. The case of Luke Bates illustrates very clearly where our legal system has its head in the clouds when it should have its feet firmly on the ground.