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Friday, October 07, 2005

More Creepy Creepy from Blair

We are trying to fight 21st-century crime — antisocial behaviour, drug-dealing, binge-drinking, organised crime — with 19th-century methods, as if we still lived in the time of Dickens. The whole of our system starts from the proposition that its duty is to protect the innocent from being wrongly convicted. Don’t misunderstand me. That must be the duty of any criminal justice system. But surely our primary duty should be to allow law-abiding people to live in safety.
Quoted, as you will see from my link, in the Spectator. Seeing as one kind volunteer was found to help me in my masonic data quest, perhaps another will come forward to buy me a subscription to this magazine? Anyone?