RIP Jill Meagher

The FB site with this title, actually several exist, has clearly gotten out of control. One site has the caption: a beautiful person killed by a perpetrator who doesn’t deserve to live.

Another carried a cctv youtube clip purporting to depict the abduction by gunpoint.

The Victorian police have made public statements warning against over-vehement statements against the ALLEGED perp. I, myself, worked for the state Attorney. In such a judicial environment nuances are heightened. I was a plod clerk and much of it was lost on me.

But I can understand the fragility of trial by jury. A murder trial has bypassed the jury because it was deemed impossible to assemble twelve impartial citizens. A friend of mine was tried for an offence, the foreman who oversaw his case bullied two woman into compliance because it was five pm Fri and the weekend beckoned. There are clearly flaws in both versions of justice.

I can see the powers that be severely curtailing the powers of FB and Youtube, these two corporations are not the US First Amendment by default, but cynical commercial entities with making a buck the main consideration.

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About anton veenstra

tapestry weaver, fibre artist, gay/qr activist, multiculturalist
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