Notyalcsdrawkcab’s Weblog

February 28, 2009

woo hoo, 4 corners, shady oz!

Filed under: Life in Japan — notyalcsdrawkcab @ 12:39 am

had a good look around the abc website, and found 4 corners.  used to like watching that when i was home.  its a bit heavy, but they look under the surface and think things through …

currently watching a piece on the nsw crime commission … no watchdog, top cops as drug dealers, secret, warrantless searches, no right to silence, no right to a lawyer,  …a cocaine bust where the commission put more drugs on the street than the people who went to jail.

while we may think that the machinery of government and whatnot is inept, for the most part we think it is clean …

but take a look under the surface, and how clean is oz?  very very interesting …

i know a lot of people don`t worry about loss of rights and stuff … “i am not a criminal, so i don`t need the right to silence – cos i haven`t done anything” … well, not everyone who is charged with a crime is guilty as charged … and even before that, being a criminal means you go to jail, it doesn`t mean you lose all rights as a citizen …

the idea that corners should be cut to get the bad guys is popular … but popular doesn`t automatically make it right

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