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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The trouble with law is lawyers. - Clarence Darrow

A good lawyer is a bad neighbor. - French Proverb

Lawyers are merchants of misery. - Nancy Levit

Position is nine-tenths of the law. - Archie Bunker

Lawsuits: Clothes worn by an attorney - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

All children are essentially criminal. - Denis Diderot

99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name. - Steven Wright

The good of the people is the chief law. - Cicero

Lawyers are guardians of the legal order. - Philip Wood

He is no lawyer who cannot take two sides. - Charles Lamb

A government of law is a government of lawyers. - Saying

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

Heartbreak is a loss. Divorce is a piece of paper. - Taylor J Reid

Law of the Supermarket: The other line moves faster. - Unknown

Talk is cheap until you hire a lawyer or an accountant. - Joe Defries

Incongruous: Where our laws are made and how they appear - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

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

Sudafed: Brought litigation against a government official - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Ambition is like hunger; it obeys no law but its appetite. - H.W. Shaw

I've never been in love. I've always been a lawyer. - Unknown

Military justice is to justice what military music is to music. - Groucho Marx

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

Lawyers are like beavers. They get in the mainstream and dam it up. - John Naisbitt

I don't want to know what the law is, I want to know who the judge is. - Roy M. Cohn

I'm not upset about my divorce. I'm only upset I'm not a widow. - Roseanne Barr

Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim. - Bertrand Russell

I think fish is nice, but then I think that rain is wet, so who am I to judge? - Douglas Adams

True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Guarantee: A legal vehicle which expires on the same day as your mechanical one - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Your mother's down there throwing a monkey wrench into the halls of justice. - Archie Bunker

Under the English legal system you are innocent until you are shown to be Irish. - Ted Whitehead

I was never ruined but twice: once when I lost a lawsuit and once when I won one. - Voltaire

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

Show me a Jewish boy who doesn't go to medical school and I'll show you a lawyer. - Milton Berle

Stock Split: When your ex-wife and her lawyer split your assets equally between themselves - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Getting out of jury duty is easy. The trick is to say you're prejudiced against all races. - Homer Simpson

You are the one who calls the law of attraction into action, and you do it through your thoughts. - Rhonda Byrne

Most of the dishonest lawyers are the product of dishonest clients - the demand creates the supply. - Morris Salem

I don't want a lawyer to tell me what I cannot do. I hire one to tell me how to do what I want to do. - J P Morgan

People are getting smarter nowadays; they are letting lawyers, instead of their conscience, be their guide. - Will Rogers

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

Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary. - Reinhold Niebuhr

One does not, by knowing all the physical laws as we know them today, immediately obtain an understanding of anything much. - Richard P Feynman

The question arises: whether all lawyers are the same. This is like asking whether everything that gets into a sewer is garbage. - Florynce R Kennedy

Anyone who takes it on himself, on his own authority, to break a bad law, thereby authorizes everyone else to break the good ones. - Denis Diderot

Lawyers are like cheeses. There are lots of good ones, but not everybody likes the taste of some or can afford the best of others. - Robin Ellison

In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find, and continue to find, grounds for marriage. - Robert Anderson

Morality cannot be legislated, but behavior can be regulated. Judicial decrees may not change the heart, but they can restrain the heartless. - Martin Luther King Jr.

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

When you have police officers who abuse citizens, you erode public confidence in law enforcement. That makes the job of good police officers unsafe. - Mary F Berry


see also   Legal  Section
Justice Is Blind - Part 2

Gun Laws
Legal Assistance For All
Memorial Service for Ed Schellenberg
Surrey Six Trial - Word Search Puzzle

 

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