Category: Justice

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)

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?

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

 

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

JUSTICE FOR SALE- PART 2: FROM ACQUIESCENCE TO PROFIT – Censored Notebook.

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.