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, 8 September 2017
DAVID LAMMY`S SELF SERVING REVIEW
Apart from there being no statistical evidence for the above; "more confidence" is purely subjective, in all my years on the bench I detected no bias from white colleagues at any time towards those of ethnic minority status. Some will say; ah.......but you would have had unconscious bias against black people. To that I would answer........bollocks. Now my experiences were not unique. I will admit that amongst the coterie of 29,000 magistrates as was there probably was a small minority who might have exposed their inherent discrimination but they would have been swiftly brought to order by their colleagues.
It is people like Lammy who spread the discord. They forever preach of discrimination where it exists only in the mind of the accuser. It is just another sign of objectivity in the CJS being driven by so called "victims" such a term often in my experience being used by CPS and others prior to conviction when the correct term is "complainant". Similar processes are at work when university chancellors agree with the concept of "safe spaces" for those who fear being offended by opposing ideas. Truly my fears of approaching 1984 in some previous posts are being realised quicker than I can comment upon them.