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00268898_2_cropped_thumbnail.jpgUNBELIEVABLE! 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

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3 thoughts on “Gitmo Comes To Jersey

  1. This doesn’t surprise me in the least. Jersey is a haven for tax-dogers, money-launderers, drugs cartels and so on. It is rapidly becoming a pariah state and its status as a "crown dependency" but outside the UK is an anomaly which surely cannot be tolerated much longer.

    It’s high time the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man were sorted out. Quaint historical customs are one thing. Turning a blind eye to criminality is something else.

  2. Pete Moore.

    I’ve been reading your comments dotted around the place.
    Even the BNP have been ranting on about all that guff about the Magna Carta, Habeas Corpus and 42 days and how it could affect them etc… ad nauseum.
    What’s the big deal? 60% of the public feel quite sanguine about this ‘detention without trial’ because they KNOW what’s at the root of it- terrorists and their worldwide ramifications, and how hamstrung the police are about extradition, witnesses who keep schtum and human rights’ acts, that all conspire to draw the process out.
    As Peter above says, Jersey is getting overwhelmed with international crime as well, so are acting accordingly.

  3. Pete,

    I thought it was an open secret that the Channel Islands are governed by lunatics. The Dame of Sark: need I say more?

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