UNBELIEVABLE! And I thought WE were governed by nutcases. Well we are, but there’s an even greater nutcase out there in the English Channel:
THE Home Affairs Minister has sent shock waves through the legal profession by authorising the indefinite detention of suspects without charge. On 5 June, Senator Wendy Kinnard amended the criminal code that had limited pre-charge detention to 36 hours. She did so under delegated powers enjoyed by the minister under the terms of the Police Procedures and Criminal Evidence (Jersey) Law.
However, that same law states that before such changes to codes are made, the minister is required to publish a draft of the changes and consult interested parties. She did neither of these things – a failure that has left the Island’s criminal lawyers stunned. The new code came into force on Thursday, but no statement was released to either the media or the legal profession.
It cannot be repeated too often: the state is not your friend. Too many of those who dedicate their lives to the pursuit of power over the lives of others are genuine sociopaths. This is why those peoples who fail to limit the power and reach of their governments are doomed.
h/t to the Devil