Saturday, May 24, 2008

A resounding 'Screw you!' on this!

"...Former Prime Minister Sir Geoffrey Palmer says it could be time to examine the right of people accused of crimes to remain silent..."

Typical- use the vile behavior of NZ's dysfunctional lowlife to shaft us all. Another excuse to erode individual rights.

"...Mr Fairbrother said New Zealand today was different from old English society, which developed the law to protect powerless suspects against the overwhelming power of the state..."

The right to silence is an ancient one and is as relevant today as it was way back then. The piece in bold says it all!

IF there is no physical evidence- and with technology that is far less likely than in the past- we CANNOT force the suspect to incriminate themselves! (Satisfying as it may be to beat it out of the likes of those in the latest trial!)


Retaining the right to silence is NOT up for discussion!

4 comments:

Murray said...

That habeas corpus thing is a real dinosaur too. Lets ditch that.

KG said...

Hell,let's go the whole way and make suspects prove their innocence.
This "innocent until proven guilty" thing is just so--you know--yesterday.
You hit the nail on the head, Oswald with your comment about the behaviour of the lowlifes being used to shaft us all.
That, and the behaviour of idiots being used to introduce ever more restrictive nannying bullshit.
It drags us all down to the level of the lowest common denominator--and that's very fucking low indeed.

Johnboy said...

I have no problem with Sir Geoffs idea as long as he is first on the rack to confess why he committed the crime of being the most ineffectual,boring tosser that we ever had the misfortune to get as PM! He made Bill Rowling look like a charismatic sex star in comparison! Isn't he dead yet?

peterquixote said...

Its for sure that that indescibable indescrepable
Geoff Palmer goes to the rack.
I will stretch him myself.
When he reduces to nothing, I will release him to the sea with helengrand . alomg with his staff.thats right the manipulative chinese woman goes with him