Justice Is Blind

Is she wearing a blindfold?

Disputing the “Innocent until proven guilty” premise



Themis - the 'God of Justice' at B.C. Courthouse, Vancouver





Exhibit A: We all know that in a fair justice system, everyone is innocent until proven guilty, but, just as a matter of speculation, what if the accused are 100% guilty of a crime? Is it “justice” that allows their defense lawyers to find “reasonable doubt” after seven year’s delay? Or to find minute technical differences in evidence in an attempt to discredit witnesses? Seems to me that in these instances, the REAL criminals and what REALLY happened are not on trial - the procedures are.
Perhaps there is room for doubt: is a conviction of 99%, 96% or 85% guilty going to help the REAL victims in a trial? Where is the “Defense” counsel for murdered victims - do we need another counsel group that is allowed to speak for the defense-less (i.e. Counsel C) to clarify technical issues related to what is initially deemed as “inadmissible evidence”?
How can a society progress when it allows gang members to make a mockery of justice? And what is “justice” to a drug dealer / enforcer? Why is it that they have absolutely no respect for law when they commit their crimes, yet fully use and abuse law when it serves their purposes in criminal proceedings? Or is such a trial necessary so that next time they get better at avoiding getting caught for their actions, or finding a better defense lawyer (or heaven forbid, even more defense lawyers) to uncover more unconsequential loopholes? But I digress, since, thank goodness I am not a lawyer, and...

Disclaimer: Note that all people, places and events mentioned above (Exhibit A), and all the above rambling comments above (Exhibit A) are not related to, nor have anything to do with the “Surrey Six Trial” (Exhibit B) which is coincidentally taking place in Vancouver, B.C., starting on September 30, 2013, six years after the original slayings occurred on October 19, 2007 at the Balmoral Tower in Surrey, B.C.

Exhibit B: In this “Surrey Six Trial”, three gangsters are accused in one of the most heinous murders in B.C. history: Matthew Johnston, Cory Haevischer and Quang Vinh Thang (Michael) Le. Together, with Dennis Karbovanec (who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in 2009) and Jamie Bacon, they are accused of killing Edward Narong, Corey Lal, Michael Lal, Ryan Bartolomeo in a gang-related slaying. Ed Schellenberg and Chris Mohan were also killed as innocent bystanders.

May justice prevail for all of the accused, and if they are not guilty (as they all pled), my sympathy goes out to them. However, if they are guilty (in whole or part), may REAL justice be dealt in this case... but of course, in a legal sense - not in the style that they themselves have become accustomed to...

I wonder what Ed Schellenberg and Chris Mohan would think, looking down at these proceedings...

Quote from CBC’s Royal Canadian Air Farce, “... but I’m not bitter!”

by Joe Defries, brother-in-law of Ed Schellenberg

Vancouver Sun Update on 2 December 2017: “Bombshell Jamie Bacon ruling breaks hearts of murder victims’ families. The families of the two bystanders killed in the Surrey Six drug murders a decade ago have been left disgusted and broken-hearted after the B.C. Supreme Court threw out charges against Jamie Bacon, the man accused of being the mastermind behind the slaughter.
Steve Brown, who lost his brother-in-law Ed Schellenberg, said Saturday that he felt numb when he heard news of the court’s ruling. He said that he is too ‘worn out’ to be angry.
‘There is no trust left. People are just disgusted. They are just disgusted with the whole thing,’ Brown said.”


The trouble with law is lawyers.” - Clarence Darrow

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Justice is truth in action. - Benjamin Disraeli

Divorce: fission after fusion. - Rita Mae Brown

Justice delayed is justice denied. - William Gladstone

Law is order, and good law is good order. - Aristotle

A lawyer and a cart wheel must be greased. - John R Beard

Law cannot persuade where it cannot punish. - Thomas Fuller

In law, nothing is certain but the expense. - Samuel Butler

To live outside the law, you must be honest. - Bob Dylan

Our ancestors ... were laborers, not lawyers. - Thomas Jefferson

There's a strong criminal relement up there. - Archie Bunker

Writing laws is easy, but governing is difficult. - Leo Tolstoy

Going to law is losing a cow for the sake of a cat. - Mark Twain

Lawyers are men who hire out their words and anger. - Robert Christy

A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman. - Robert Frost

It is an ill cause that the lawyer thinks shame o'. - John Ray

Good lawyers know the law. Great lawyers know the judge. - Unknown

I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury. - Groucho Marx

Lawyers spend a great deal of their time shoveling smoke. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers. - H L Mencken

The ablest lawyers are always associated with the biggest fees. - Clarence Darrow

Corn can't expect justice from a court composed of chickens. - African Proverb

Tragedy: a busload of lawyers going over a cliff with an empty seat. - Unknown

A society that has more justice is a society that needs less charity. - Ralph Nader

Laws control the lesser man... Right conduct controls the greater one. - Mark Twain

I know that this defies the law of gravity, but, you see, I never studied law. - Bugs Bunny

Litigation: A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage. - Ambrose Bierce

If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey, he is obligated to do so. - Thomas Jefferson

Lawyers generally know too much of law to have a very clear perception of justice. - Eliza Cook

It is the trade of lawyers to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour. - Thomas Jefferson

Lawyers are like rhinoceroses: thick skinned, short-sighted, and always ready to charge. - David Mellor

Divorce, from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man’s genitals through his wallet. - Robin Williams

Lawyers are like foxes, small and innocuous, but all the time stealthily sniffing the air. - Michael O'Sullivan

If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, don't accept, because you will lose one friend. - St. Augustine

A lawyer is a gentleman that rescues your estate from your enemies and then keeps it to himself. - Henry P Brougham

Lawyers are the only civil delinquents whose judges must of necessity be chosen from themselves. - Charles C Colton

In Hollywood, an equitable divorce settlement means each party getting fifty per cent of publicity. - Lauren Bacall

Put least trust in him who is foremost to praise you,
Nor judge of a road till it draw to the end. - John B O'Reilly

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. - John F Kennedy

Lawyers are like painters - once they get into a house, you never know when you will get rid of them again. - Peter A Graham

The legal system is often a mystery, and we, its priests, preside over rituals baffling to everyday citizens. - Henry G. Miller

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws. - Plato

There is never a deed so foul that something couldn't be said for the guy; that's why there are lawyers. - Melvin Belli

The minute you read something that you can't understand, you can almost be sure that it was drawn up by a lawyer. - Will Rogers

That old law about "an eye for an eye" leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing. - Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

The courtrooms of America all too often have Piper Cub advocates trying to handle the controls of Boeing 747 litigation. - Warren E. Burger

Now we got a lawyer, we got civilization, which I understand to mean that a man has a chance to get rich without working. - Sinclair Lewis

If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn't it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted? - George Carlin

It is the business of a lawyer to find a hole to creep out of any law that is in his way; and if there is no hole, to make one. - W Ouseley

Laws are like spiders' webs which, if anything small falls into them they ensnare it, but large things break through and escape. - Solon

What we lawyers want to do is to substitute courts for carnage, dockets for rockets, briefs for bombs, warrants for warheads, mandates for missiles. - George Rhyne


see also   Legal  Section
Justice Is Blind - Part 2

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Legal Assistance For All
Memorial Service for Ed Schellenberg
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