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  • Apr 15th, 2011 @ 8:13am

    Resumtpion of innocence

    The single most disgusting aspect of this legislation and similar laws in other countries) is that someone can suffer because of a mere *accusation*.

    If in other aspects of law, someone could be penalised simply because of an accusation, huge chunks of the population would suffer.

    NOBODY should be penalised because of an accusation without clear evidence and a trial or right of appeal.

    This kind of knee-jerk, ill-considered law-mongering is destroying principles which protect people from unfair and arbitrary conviction. It is endangering our rights. It is a very bad precedent.

    "3 Strikes" is a catchy "tough"-sounding slogan, not a sensible philosophy.