I see the turd that killed Jo Yates is admitting manslaughter. I wonder why we now need to waste resources on proving murder? After all, he admits the killing and is clearly a shit deserving no leniency – he was quite prepared to allow an innocent man to suffer pain and indignity in his place. Given the lunatic incompetence of our legal system I foresee a trial screwed up, leaving it impossible to convict him of anything. Can he get a fair trial now he’s copped a plea to the lesser offence?
No news yet of substantial pay outs to that most usual of suspects – he who once had a blue rinse, later sported a pony tail and was good enough with words to ‘worry’ our Plod. Maybe they were playing eeny, meany, miney, mo with the guys next door in the absence of a black man being seen running off! Pity the Dutchman is too young to get out nodding the Lampugh case off the books, given Mr. Kipper.
I find myself coming to the view that open trials in public might be a lot better than our current system, though such a system’s main purpose would be to remove the injustices of hidden trials and hidden investigations, rather than to provide better entertainment than reality television. I know it would open up a can of worms, but I believe taking on the enemies of open society is now more important for much wider reasons.