“Disgusting” – the most frequent judgement in the Court of Public Opinion

Supporters outside Leeds Prison 13 August 2011

This News Release introduces an Executive Summary and a 47-page report produced from the analysis of over 1,000 comments by more than 2,000 signers of the online petition to Free WWII Veteran Norman Scarth from Leeds Prison.

This 47-page report re-examines and re-orders the comments that have been put on the petition that has just reached 2,300 signatures and over 15,100 page views.

The report groups the comments as follows:

Executive Summary – with a favourite comment from each of the 30 categories

1.  What’s Wrong with Recording in Court? – 21 comments

2. Judging the Judge – 52 comments
2.1 Sentencing the Judge – 41 comments
2.2 Shame on the Judge! and 2.3 This is Unfair! – 24 comments

3. On the Brokenness of the Justice System – 62 comments
3.1 In the Context of the Riots – 46 comments
3.2 On the Schizophrenia of Justice in this Case – 39 comments
3.3 The Punishment doesn’t fit the Crime (nor the Person) – 55 comments
3.4 Is this Part of a Lawful Rebellion!? and 4. On the Violation of Human Rights – 33 comments

4.1 Justice? What Justice!? – 25 comments
4.2. On Political Prisoners and 4.3 Prison Conditions 17 comments

5. Asking for Common Sense – 19 comments
5.1 Faith or Salary – is that the Question? – 7 comments

6. Our once Great Nation – 57 comments
6.1 On the Treatment of Veterans – 103 comments
6.2 Put the Real Criminals behind Bars! – 16 comments
6.3 About the Police State – 43 comments
6.4 I feel Ashamed to be British and 6.5 Shame on the Establishment! – 29 comments

7. Appreciations of Norman Scarth – 34 comments
7.1 Appreciations of what Norman Scarth is Known to Stand For – 21 comments
7.2 Appealing on Behalf of Norman Scarth – 104 comments
7.3 With Respect to HM The Queen – 10 comments
7.4 A Sunset Clause for Old People! and 7.5 Respect for Disability – 23 comments

8. Support for the Petition and 8.1 And the Mainstream Media? – 109 comments

Here’s how Russia Today paint Norman’s plight:

Here with good article.

And here’s John Hemming MP’s blog report for your comments.

About Sabine Kurjo McNeill

I'm a mathematician and system analyst formerly at CERN in Geneva and became an event organiser, software designer, independent web publisher and online promoter of Open Justice. My most significant scientific contribution is www.smartknowledge.space
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9 Responses to “Disgusting” – the most frequent judgement in the Court of Public Opinion

  1. A very impressive summary which shows the disgust felt by most people about the treatment of Mr Scarth.

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