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A Fair Cop? Not Likely!

What’s the police for? Seriously, what are they for? Give me a moment while I consult Google. Just to be sure. Google says ‘the police is responsible for the prevention and detection of crime’. Ah yes! Catch the criminals. I kinda guessed so. Didn’t need to trouble Google. But still……

Time to Grant Anonymity to Suspects, Too

I am thinking of going into politics if only to change a certain section of the law. For too long I have been concerned about a law that protects the identity of rape and sexual assault complainants yet reveals that of the suspect. Even if the accused is prosecuted and…

The Law is an Ass… Again!

I have said it before, and I will say it again. The law is an ass. Did I say, the law isan ass? For sure. Especially when it comes to celebrities. Again! Take the case ofFrank Lampard, former Chelsea and England star player. He was in trouble theother week. Well,…

I’m Not Buying It. The Price is Not Right!

What is it about famous people that when they come into contact with the law and particularly when they stand in front of a judge in court, the judge goes all ga ga and seems to lose their marbles over them? Take the case of Katie Price, aka glamour model…

Any Black Man Will Do?

There is a very interesting conversation happening right now in Twitterland. It’s about a man. And a woman. The man is Black. The woman is white. The man, Anthony Broadwater, was jailed for 16 years accused and convicted of raping the woman. Author Alice Sebold. When the rape occurred in…

Naming and Shaming Teenage Killers

What can I say, the law is an ass? Justice is blind? Any of that would make the grade for my current groan. I am one of the first to say that when children commit crimes, they should be allowed to be educated and rehabilitated with the hope of becoming…

Why ‘progress’ may lead to more miscarriages of justice

I will say it again, as I said it before five years ago in my column ‘Musings with Lovelock’ (Jamaica Times UK) – I have a thing about miscarriages of justice. I don’t like it that innocent people are convicted and jailed for a crime they did not commit. However,…