Letter: Decisions prove justice system remains broken


Re: KTW’s front page article of July 10 (‘Driver who killed motorcyclist gets absolute discharge’):

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How many times have we seen these kinds of outcomes in horrific road- or water-related incidents, where innocent people are killed or seriously injured for life?

It appears our legal system is so broken and dysfunctional that attempting to find justice for innocent victims is pointless.

The legal system appears to have been written by lawyers for the benefit of lawyers, while the innocent victims and their loved ones become exasperated and broke trying to use it.

And they have little hope of achieving any sense of justice from it.

The only certainty is that frustrated users can expect to receive their legal bills promptly.

How many times have we heard judges tell us they have made a decision in a certain way so that public faith in the so-called justice system would not become tarnished?

Yet, at the same time, they continue to destroy public confidence in the legal system with these types of decisions.

The lawyer’s job is to throw crap on the wall to see if it will stick.

They trot out so-called professionals with their theories, professionals who themselves make countless errors.

The psychiatry profession is an inexact science that is leaned on far too often as a means to try to sway a decision in favour of the offender.

Meanwhile, innocent victims and their loved ones suffer for the rest of their lives.

The lawyers and judges who are responsible in whole, or in part, for these kinds of outcomes against innocent victims and their loved ones need to look in the mirror.

They need to consider excusing themselves from their profession if they are so incompetent as to lose sight of who was damaged in the first place — and who caused that damage.

The general public needs to get angry about how innocent people are being treated in our legal system and start writing to our lawmakers to get it fixed.

Otherwise, these kinds of poor outcomes will continue.

It can happen to anyone. It can happen to you.

Just look at how many innocent people have been negatively affected by the broken legal system.

Bob Wren

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