Mercy by the pound - Justice without the annoying cost
Simon Powers abattoir conveyer belt of cheap pet-food grade judicial practice is coming to a courtroom near you!
The largest dismantling of judicial protections under the banner of 'efficient streamlining' began this week with closet sadist Simon Power proposing the abolition of jury trials, the creation of absentee trials, allowing Jury's to shrink and video linked desensitization. For crimes punishable by up to 3 years jail time there will be no Jury, just a Judge. Perhaps one of those Judges who were described in a 2009 report as being idiosyncratic, arrogant, inflexible and not up to the job intellectually.
Watch the imprisonment rates skyrocket as hang em old boy judges do a bootin-scootin-two-step-get-off-my-land-boy dance routine that will have the Sensible Sentencing Trust writing them love sonnets. All I want to know is when Judges get to have vacations at Private prison conferences in Fiji, because only then we'll officially know evil has won.
How Simon Power has managed to piss on the Magna Carta and gut you of judicial protections without a whimper is testament to a media that spends more time on the life and death of a psychic octopus than that boring old holding the powerful to account chestnut.
If you're not concerned, you haven't been paying attention.