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July 24, 2007

Criminal Compensation

This to me sounds like an excellent idea. Suspected terrorits who are banged up during investigations, if they are not prosecuted, should receive compensation.

Only, I wouldn't limit it to those suspected of terrorist offences. Anyone held on remand, for example, should get the same. If the State takes your liberty, wrongly as it turns out, then you should be compensated for that. At the very minimum, to the lose of income brought about.

However, as we all know, ths won't happen. Not when Charlie the Safety Elephant changed the law so that even if you were innocent yet convicted, then freed on your first appeal, you don't get compensation.

July 24, 2007 in Current Affairs | Permalink


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