Sunday, March 16, 2008

Herald Sub-editor Learns from News of the World

A rather silly headline from the Herald: Taxpayers may get $300k bill.

Aside from the fact that it could equally have been "Taxpayers may get $30k bill", the Herald is attempting some rather silly dog-whistle attempts to stir up outrage.

This is the way our legal system works. Legal Aid may be subject to abuse but that is infinitely better than having the police being the sole deciders of who is right and who is wrong. Moreover, if we are to deprive people of their liberty for long periods of time, we had better be damn sure of their guilt.

Note to the Herald sub-editors: Please try to incorporate more aspects of the story that relate to Nicky Watson.

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