Saturday, May 11, 2013
Having Absolute Respect IV Judge Made Law
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2
May XIth, MMXIII
Hon. Jeff Johnson, MLA
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Athabasca-Sturgeon-RedH2O
Some fear that justice was not served when Court of Queen's Bench Justice Brian R. Burrows released a teen who at one point confessed to a double murder. But the police services used coercion & admitted that they pressured the teen to confess, having zero DNA evidence against him. Students of the law have II know that Mr. Justice Burrows was 100% in the right to release the teen & encourage the Crown prosecutors to drop all charges, which they did so immediately.
The police & prosecutors didn't the legal, or even ethically stick with the playbook. Even if the teen actually committed the II murders (which he didn't), better to let him go & walk the streets than not uphold the spirit & the intent of the law. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) & investigators in each & every investigation need II be held just as accountable as the "alleged" accused. If not, then students who want to become judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, & the police/investigators of the future court system will turn away, disgusted at its corruption & lack of real justice.
Excellent Work Brian,
Source: The Edmonton Sun, Tony Blais.