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The police trade union has thrown a virutally impregnable protective wall around its members Nick Cohen Observer - Sunday August 26, To date, the newish Criminal Case Review Commission has examined claims from 3, convicts that they were falsely imprisoned.
Can you make a stab at estimating how many have been upheld? Before you speculate, remember the cynical wisdom that everyone in jail will swear on all they hold sacred that they're innocent.
The cynics aren't all wrong. I've no doubt that some lags were trying it on when they attempted to persuade the commission's civil servants to raise doubts about their convictions before the Court of Appeal. You shouldn't forget either that jail cells are a fourth-rate substitute for closed mental hospitals.
They hold luckless beneficiaries of 'community care' who can protest that they've been framed with genuine sincerity. Unfortunately they can also be howling mad. You must therefore discount the chancers and the deluded, while remembering there is no fouler offence than the state jailing the innocent.
Once you've made the necessarily loose calculations, you're ready to play fantasy justice and give your best guess of the percentage of complainants who have good grounds for arguing they're the victims of incompetent or malicious prosecutions.
My guess is a conservative Observer reader might imagine that the commission and appeal judges have a love of truth strong enough to push them to examine a quarter of disputed verdicts.
An ultra-conservative might go as low as a tenth. Actually the commission has decided that only cases should be referred to the court. Of these, the judiciary ruled that a paltry 53 convictions should be overturned. The hit rate is 1. There's nothing as terrifying as a vicious policeman.
He can attack with the privileges of the law as his Praetorian Guard. If you fight back, you're committing an offence. Passivity is the only safe response; safe, that is, unless your injuries are fatal.
Hollywood got the unaccountable power of violent authority just right in 48 Hours when it had Eddie Murphy bellowing at a bar stuffed with rednecks: A nigger with a badge.
Between and1, people died in police custody, prisons and secure psychiatric hospitals. Caveats must be made once again. Many deaths were unavoidable suicides or accidents. Nevertheless, not one death was followed by the successful prosecution of an officer of the law.
The hit rate in this instance is no fraction of any per cent whatsoever. The criminal justice system can forgive with the empathy of a doped-out aromatherapist when necessary. The civil libel courts are just as permissive.As a follow-up to Tuesday’s post about the majority-minority public schools in Oslo, the following brief account reports the latest statistics on the cultural enrichment of schools in Austria.
Vienna is the most fully enriched location, and seems to be in roughly the same situation as Oslo. Many thanks to Hermes for the translation from urbanagricultureinitiative.com Subscribe now and save, give a gift subscription or get help with an existing subscription.
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