Thursday, 14 February 2008

Blessings of British law

9/11 case pilot can claim damages (BBC News, Thursday, 14 February 2008)

A man whose life was ruined through a miscarriage of justice (if 'justice' is a meaningful word in the context of the British legal system) has had to struggle for 6 years to get recognition for his right to compensation, and the government is still fighting back, on the argument that it was all the Americans' fault.

Lotfi Raissi's mistake was that at one time he may have been at the same place as one of the 9/11 hijackers. Simple question: how many white people with western European names have spent one minute in jail merely for crossing paths with any of the 9/11 hijackers. Anyone?

We find a glimmer of hope, and no more than that I'm afraid, in a temporary setback for the government's attempts to prosecute thought crime:

Five students win terror appeal (BBC News, Wednesday, 13 February 2008)

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