I Think You Might Need To Look Up ‘Unjust’ In A Dictionary..,

Because, it ain’t this:

“The use of the joint enterprise principle in this case was extreme and in my view most unjust,” said Michael Birnbaum, QC, who represented the three men. “Here the attackers intended to use only a cricket bat and bottles. It was the victims who seized two large knives.

“But by defining the joint enterprise as being a plan to use ‘whatever weapons came to hand’, the Court of Appeal was able to uphold convictions of four people regardless of whether any of them had actually done anything to assist in the stabbing.”

Having these people behind bars is not in any sense of the term ‘unjust’. Not to the public, anyway.

6 comments for “I Think You Might Need To Look Up ‘Unjust’ In A Dictionary..,

  1. ivan
    January 8, 2015 at 11:43 am

    Never take a cricket bat to a knife fight! Also we seem to have very poor quality QCs in this day and age – is that a result of education, education, education?

    • January 18, 2015 at 6:45 am

      Maybe it’s that they no longer have to try so hard..?

  2. Bunny
    January 8, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Apparently an inter Sri-Lankan Tamil gang feud, I feel so culturally enriched. I noticed on the side bar of the Independent that France is proud of its Muslim population, really, actually asked any of the population?

  3. Voice of Reason
    January 8, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    In the US, if I am attacked by bats and bottles, I can use lethal force to protect myself.

    • Tcheuchter
      January 8, 2015 at 7:20 pm

      Lucky you; we can’t.

      • January 18, 2015 at 6:45 am

        Indeed! 🙁

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