29 September 2008

10 Guilty Men? Or 1 Innocent Man?

Interesting article claiming that it is better that 10 guilty men go free than one innocent man be wrongly convicted.
Click here to view the article

3 Comments:

Anonymous Janet said...

Here, here. Pity there aren't a few more voices like this.

12:02 pm  
Anonymous Nigel said...

Yes, I've seen that piece too, and I couldn't agree with Professor Zellick more. What concerns me is that I often read the standard moan in my local (Portsmouth) newspaper, that '...the courts are too often respectful of the rights of criminals than those of the victims...'

What goes by the board is that in this country (or at least in the Britain that I knew), you're not 'guilty' unless your adjudged guilty. If we're to assume that presumption of innocence is being sidelined in favour of assumption of guilt, then truly we're on the road to the Police state, where the rights of ALL of us are in jeopardy.

As Joni Mitchell used to sing: "...don't it always seem to go, that you don't know what you've got till it's gone..."

5:57 pm  
Anonymous Karen Torley said...

Hiya Susan

Hope you are well. My parents watched your documentary and are very upset for you.

Willie Gage has written a book. Could you let people know?

See www.whygage.com for details.

Love Karen xx

12:35 am  

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