Belfast Telegraph

Monday 22 December 2014

The courts are not always right

A frail, 60-year-old woman has been jailed for eight months; a woman who had no previous convictions and who did not benefit from the offence committed.

The judge's verdict on her was damning. He strayed from known facts in asserting that she was an entirely willing accomplice. I believe, in most countries, a more humane sentence would be apt.

I find that much of the media seem to equate the independence of the judiciary with freedom from all criticism of judicial decisions.

NEIL ROBERTSON

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