Getting Irate So That You Don't Have To

Getting Irate So That You Don't Have To

Thursday, 29 November 2007

Justice, Straw-Style

A new day, a new disaster. Now the Department that Jack built's getting back in on the act.

According to the Daily Telegraph hundreds of criminals (they should say suspected criminals, to be precise about it) have not been brought to justice because warrants were not issued for the arrests of defendants when they failed to appear in court.

What should happen when a defendant doesn't show is that an arrest warrant should automatically be triggered. But court officials having been telling the police, so Plod haven't been chasing down the defendants.

It's been going on for "years", particularly at Leeds Magistrates Court but perhaps beyond there. Jack Straw has known about it for weeks. But don't worry, because he's going to hold an inquiry.

I love this government.

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