Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Bringing the Law into Disrepute
The men who spent 18 years in prison for the murder of newspaper boy Carl Bridgewater, but were later cleared of, have been told that they will have to pay back 25% of their compensation money to cover the cost of their "board and lodging" while in prison. Surely to God if they spent years in prison having been innocent of the crime, the least we, as a society, can do is leave them in peace and keep their compensation. It is judgements like this that bring our whole legal system into disprepute.