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I decided on 101 reasons as I didn’t want to depress the entire legal profession by having 1,001.
Paul Brennan, Lawyer, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Making a Madam


WARNING: VIDEO CLIP CONTAINS SEXUALLY EXPLICIT MATERIAL



Whether or not the defendants in Making a Murderer are innocent or guilty it demonstrates the weight of responsibility on individual police officers, lawyers and judges to play their part in making the criminal justice system appear fair. Is it worth it?

There are savings to be had in shooting persistent offenders. The strain on the criminal justice system could be further reduced by decriminalising drugs and lifting restrictions on alcohol consumption. The existing laws are perfectly adequate to prosecute drunken and/or drug fuelled antisocial behaviour however penalties could be increased in a way that offenders are never seen again. This should keep the student population under control.

Citizens should be encouraged to have a go and stop complaining to the police. With unrestricted access to fatal doses and a morgue, Hospital Emergency Departments would be less busy on Saturday nights if they had permission to dispose of trouble makers themselves rather than calling for police assistance. 

With the dreary habitual offenders gone, courts could focus on the entertaining and interesting cases which are most likely to attract sponsorship and TV royalties.

If Judges were given absolute authority and relieved of the obligation to appear fair, we could expect every trial to end in the execution of someone or other. Rather than being glared at lawyers could be flogged for getting a section number wrong. Submissions would improve. If glancing at a mobile phone could result in the loss of a hand, people are more likely to remember to turn then off.



Soon police officers would return to helping old ladies across the road, lawyers to commercial law and fair judges to a well-earned retirement. 



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