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Shock Doctrine

What a dum dum. Its so obvious now how the government manufactured a crisis in the legal aid system in order to push through an agenda which would not be subject to scrutiny. The agenda being to corporatize all aspects of the criminal justice system and thereby capture dissent. It follows the classic pattern set out in The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein. The only thing is that the defence of citizens has been corporatized within government itself. Everybody fell for it. The demonization of the criminal bar was a form of violence which made the removal of fundemental rights hard to detect.

Accountants take over the Criminal Justice System.

The drive for cost cutting in the criminal law field has resulted in the removal of significant protections for people facing prosecution for serious crime. In the US they have retained grand jury investigations before people are indicted for crimes. Here we used to have the equivalent in the form of preliminary hearings for indictable crime. All of this has been swept away at the behest of bozo accountants at Treasury. There is an old saying that justice delayed is justice denied. This can be true but equally indecent haste can have the same effect as short cuts remove protections. The worst aspect is that procedural safeguards are being removed at a time when governments are waging all out war on any lawyers who are independent.

Free legal advice.

Look at it this way. The Court system consists of a number of government people expecting you to do what they want which is to plead guilty and go to jail. The simplest way to look at it is to ask the question if they were in my place would they do what they expect me to do. The answer is no they would be running for the best defence lawyer they could find.