"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."The phrase: "Not only must Justice be done; it must also be seen to be done" is attributed to Gordon Hewart, in Rex v. Sussex Justices ex parte McCarthy (1924).
Martin Luther King, Jr.
PJC Journal - IPJonPolitics has two further posts, here and here, on the Hollie Grieg case; both of which are required reading. Both posts are required reading as it is stated that documentary evidence exists which shows that the justice system is being manipulated for personal protection and gain by certain individuals in political and public positions.
We are informed that Lady Justice depicts justice as equipped with three symbols: a sword symbolizing the court's coercive power; a human scale weighing competing claims in each hand; and a blindfold indicating impartiality. In the case of Hollie Grieg it would seem that Lady Justice has indeed wielded her sword with coercive power; that the scales perhaps need checking by weights and measures; and that the blindfold appears to have been completely transparent.
In my post yesterday I referred to child protection courts and Christopher Booker who regularly writes about the injustices of those courts. In one of those posts (at least I am sure it was he) Booker wrote about a child who happened to mention to one of her classmates that she had been smacked the previous day. This was overheard by a teacher who promptly reported the matter resulting in the parents having the police and social services 'crawling all over them' ending with the child being taken into care - and, unless I am confusing cases, the father has had to move out of the maritial home.
Now, whilst accepting that any cruelty to a child is not acceptable, are there not degrees of cruelty? Is not smacking a child permitted, providing one does not leave a mark? Would not any sane person accept and agree that a charge of rape warrants just as much, if not more, investigatory effort as that of smacking? Yet this has plainly not been the case in respect of Hollie Grieg.
I would pose two questions to readers, in the hope they may feel moved to become involved in the campaign "Justice for Hollie". Suppose Hollie was your child? How would you feel? Suppose you had been forced to move from your maritial home at the behest of social services? How would you feel?