Category: Justice

Old convictions holding back Aboriginal Victorians, inquiry told

Naomi Murphy

A Tale of two States

Paid for your crime and did your time yet? Not if you’re Indigenous, Working Class or belong to any other minority but  Middle Class, White and Christian. Andrew Bolt with a history of guilty charges against him will tell the world that you can’t be trusted if you speak out on Q&A or protest on any other platform reinforcing this cultural bias in our justice system yet maintains he’s an exceptional victim.(ODT)

Victoria is the only state or territory in Australia that does not have a spent convictions scheme, which allows for minor convictions to be wiped from someone’s record after a period of time with no offending.

Old convictions holding back Aboriginal Victorians, inquiry told

‘Terrifying’ and ‘Unacceptable’: Outrage Mounts Over Manslaughter Charge for Alabama Woman Who Miscarried After Being Shot in the Stomach | Common Dreams News

Marshae Jones

 

Today, Marshae Jones is being charged with manslaughter for being pregnant and getting shot while engaging in an altercation with a person who had a gun. Tomorrow, it will be another black woman, maybe for having a drink while pregnant. And after that, another, for not obtaining adequate prenatal care,” said Yellowhammer’s Reyes. “We commit ourselves to making sure that Marshae is released from jail on bond, assisting with her legal representation, and working to ensure that she gets justice for the multiple attacks that she has endured.”

via ‘Terrifying’ and ‘Unacceptable’: Outrage Mounts Over Manslaughter Charge for Alabama Woman Who Miscarried After Being Shot in the Stomach | Common Dreams News

Evil El Chapo, the Sanctimonious Sackler Family, and American Blood Libel

Evil El Chapo, the Sanctimonious Sackler Family, and American Blood Libel. 63447.jpeg

Proposals for Justice:

El Chapo – The “Drug Lord” has been found guilty of numerous charges and will likely serve the remainder of his life in a maximum security prison in the United States of America.

The Sacklers – The “Kings of Opiates” have never been prosecuted and it is unlikely they will ever be so. To the extent possible a legally recognized court should be duly empaneled to hear the cases of these degenerates and upon lawful conviction each and every one charged from men, women and children of mature age ought to be publicly punished for their crimes in the most extreme fashion.

All Roads Lead to Railroading

Needless to say, The Sacklers will never be rebuked for their actions. They are Billionaires and their millions of victims are poor or middle-class at best. Given the realities of the governmental system of the United States there is no chance whatsoever the laws will be changed to hold the guilty to account.


See more at http://www.pravdareport.com/opinion/142285-elchapo/

No more low-level, impoverished, ignorant suspects with few if any recourse can be railroaded into prison while the Sackler Filth walks free with impunity concerning their American Blood Libel.

This should be done in every condition in every case in every courtroom throughout the land until the Sacklers – each and every one – have been brought to trial for their far more pervasive and vastly greater detrimental crimes against the citizenry of the United States and residents of this Earth.

In other words, no one goes to jail until the worst of the worst go to jail – Herein Lies The Path To Justice.

 

Informer 3838: The day the lawyer turned informer jumped for joy

A lawyer is supposed to be an officer of the court, and a defence counsel is supposed to argue the client’s case within the law to force the prosecution to prove guilt beyond reasonable doubt.

Yet there were a handful who crossed the line. They became gang members, advising on how to launder drug money, complicit in attempts to pervert the course of justice and prepared to intimidate witnesses. Some became romantically connected to the clients they represented.

via Informer 3838: The day the lawyer turned informer jumped for joy

Ten Years After Not One High-Level Banker Sent to Jail for Tanking Global Economy, This Man Gets 20 Years in Prison for Stealing Cigarettes

Ten years after the behavior of over-leveraged and fraudulent banks created a global financial disaster that resulted in hundreds of billions of dollars in losses; a multi-trillion bailout using public money; and millions of people losing their homes to foreclosure, but saw not one high-level financial executive go to jail, a man in Florida has been sentenced to a 20-year prison term for stealing $600 worth of cigarettes from a local convenience store.

via Ten Years After Not One High-Level Banker Sent to Jail for Tanking Global Economy, This Man Gets 20 Years in Prison for Stealing Cigarettes

Parliament and the STC: What not to do about workplace sexual harassment

And when did we start assuming guilt on the basis of an anonymous and unsubstantiated complaint, while denying the alleged defendant any access to due process and natural justice?

This entire situation stinks like a dead cod left in the sun.

Or, as Shakespeare more eloquently put it:

‘Time shall unfold what plighted cunning hides …’

~ King Lear, Act 1, Scene 1.

via Parliament and the STC: What not to do about workplace sexual harassment

European Courts to Use Artificial Intelligence to Pass Sentence

According to PeerJ Computer Science journal, an algorithm written by scientists from the University College London, University of Sheffield and the University of Pennsylvania allows an Artificial Intelligence algorithm to give a verdict with seventy-nine percent accuracy in human trials. This complex system is one of a kind, and has solely been developed to understand case …

Source: European Courts to Use Artificial Intelligence to Pass Sentence

Rodrigo Duterte: New President’s ‘war on drugs’ reaping lethal results on Manila’s streets – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Freelance correspondent Ben Bohane goes on patrol in Manila, where 200 drug dealers and users have been shot dead in two weeks as part of the Filipino leader’s war on drugs.

Source: Rodrigo Duterte: New President’s ‘war on drugs’ reaping lethal results on Manila’s streets – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Our shameful response to the Mt Druitt handcuffing video.

A video of an Aboriginal child being detained by police can never be viewed free of its historical context.

A video of an Aboriginal child’s early interaction with the justice system should never have been used to confect outrage with no regard for his welfare.

Source: Our shameful response to the Mt Druitt handcuffing video – The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

You be the judge: should this man be thrown out of Australia?

This is a story of desperation, a saga that stretches across half a lifetime and in which no one has actually done anything wrong yet but where a soul-destroying injustice is poised to happen unless one man does the right thing.

Source: You be the judge: should this man be thrown out of Australia?

Zaky Mallah: I stand by what I said on Q&A. Australia needs to hear it | Tony Abbott & Steve Ciobo run a Kangaroo Court. In Australia One Mistake makes you guilty for life. Recidivism encouraged by this PM

Zaky Mallah on ABC TV’s Q&A program, 22 June 2015

Zaky Mallah: I stand by what I said on Q&A. Australia needs to hear it | Comment is free | The Guardian.

Justice for Sale – Part 1-4 : Declining Faith, Rising Police Violence – Censored Notebook

 

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JUSTICE FOR SALE – PART 3: GREED BREED’S CORRUPTION – Censored Notebook.

JUSTICE FOR SALE – PART 4: Corruption and Abuse, the Remnants of Greed – Censored Notebook.

Exclusive: Deported Palestinian Scholar Sami Al-Arian on His Chilling Post-9/11 Prosecution

http://www.democracynow.org/2015/2/6/exclusive_deported_palestinian_scholar_sami_al

Days after his deportation from the United States, the Palestinian activist and professor Sami Al-Arian discusses the end of his ordeal as the target of one of the most controversial prosecutions of the post-9/11 era. Sami was accused of ties to a militant group, but a Florida jury failed to return a single guilty verdict on any of the 17 charges against him. After prosecutors refiled charges, Sami chose jail time and deportation rather than face a second trial. For much of the three years following his arrest in 2003, he was imprisoned in solitary confinement and reportedly abused by prison staff under conditions Amnesty International called “gratuitously punitive.” In a broadcast exclusive, Sami joins us from Turkey for his first broadcast interview since being deported. We are also joined by his daughter Laila Al-Arian, a Peabody Award-winning journalist based in Washington, D.C.

Is Abbott’s Pope a Marxist? …Pope urges land and jobs for the poor…It would seem so

Pope Francis

Pope Francis says the poor need a roof over their head and work, but he’s not preaching communism. Source:

POPE Francis has delivered an off-the-cuff, mini-encyclical on the poor, labour injustices and the environment, saying he’s not preaching communism but the Gospel.

FRANCIS’ remarks to the World Meeting of Popular Movements, delivered on Tuesday in his native Spanish, ran for more than six pages, single-spaced. It was one of his longest speeches yet and a clear sign that the issues are particularly close to his heart.

Francis said the poor need land, a roof over their head and work, and said he knew well that “some will think that if I talk about this, the Pope is communist.” He said: “They don’t understand that love for the poor is at the centre of the Gospel. Demanding this isn’t unusual, it’s the social doctrine of the church.” Francis has already been branded a Marxist by conservative US commentators for his unbridled criticism of capitalist excesses, for his demand that governments redistribute social benefits to the needy, and his call for the church to be a “poor church, for the poor.” His speech on Tuesday broadened his concerns to include the environment, the rights for farmers to have land, and for young people to have work. He promised that the concerns of the poor would be highlighted in his upcoming encyclical on ecology and the environment. “Today I want to unite my voice with yours and accompany you in your fight,” he said. Among those in the audience were Argentine “cartoneros,” who sift through garbage looking for recyclable goods. As archbishop of Buenos Aires, then-Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was particularly close to the cartoneros; as Pope he has maintained his support for their plight.