Blind Justice Being Led into Quick Sand

When I wrote “Dreams of a Broken Man” I mentioned Lindy and Michael Chamberlain’s conviction for the murder of their baby daughter, Azaria. The case against them was eventually disproved beyond doubt but one piece of forensic ‘evidence’ still has me shaking my head. The original case had Lindy killing her baby while sitting in READ MORE

Drugs and the Government

For well over 150 years Western governments have been fighting a war and it is a war that was already lost a few decades ago and yet resources and lives are continually used up to fight it. I am talking about the war on drugs. This is a relatively new term for an age old READ MORE

Hard Justice

I sometimes think of the justice system as a slow motion version of the sarlacc from Star Wars, slowly and ponderously chewing down on anyone drawn into its maw. Most Courts do their thing and bring justice or relief to people through the process. My experience has been mainly from the criminal justice perspective and READ MORE

The Freedom to be Intolerant

When Evelyn Beatrice Hall wrote ‘I don’t agree with what you say but I will defend to the death your right to say it’ she summarized Voltaire’s position on freedom of thought and speech. Echoing through Voltaire the thoughts and philosophies of the Enlightenment that had built on the works of Descartes, Hobbes, Locke and READ MORE