The announcement of a new All Party Parliamentary Group [APPG] focussing on Miscarriages of Justice MUST give all victims hope and I sincerely hope that EVERY MP and Lord will support this new initiative! Or is there any reason why not?
Will you use WriteToThem to tell your MP about your sufferings and to take them to the APPG, so that the group begins to see the full spectrum of white collar crimes?
Here’s an invitation to the first meeting that took place in the House of Commons yesterday – thanks to
- Barry Sheerman – Labour MP for Huddersfield;
- Caroline Lucas – Green Party MP for Brighton;
- Sir Peter Bottomley – Conservative MP for Worthing West;
- Lucy Powell – Labour Co-op MP for Manchester Central;
- Lord Knight of Weymouth – Labour.
BUT: where do you find your sources of hope, once your professional and personal life have been destroyed not only on financial, physical, mental and emotional levels, but when you’ve been imprisoned while you’ve been innocent all along?
That must be the worst of all miscarriages of justice! Yet how do you measure and compare human suffering? Who knows the full spectrum of victimisation and traumatisation?
Who cries over
- the human suffering of individuals vs
- the cruelty that comes from public servants hiding behind the anonymity of institutions who never deal with ‘individual cases’?
- MPs who may not want to take the time to help and whose voice may not make much of a difference anyway;
- the un-accountability of institutions
- and their possible immunity from prosecution?
Which judge would go against a ‘brother’ – no matter how right or wrong the arguments?
Parliament is supposed to be the highest court of the land. This APPG will hopefully find answers to these questions:
- Will MPs and Lords find ways of addressing individual cases more effectively than those institutions that have failed us?
- the secrecy of family courts that legitimises the removal and adoption of children against the will of their parents;
- the Criminal Cases Review Commission [CCRC] which was highly criticised in the meeting;
- the Independent Police Complaints Commission [IPCC] which is known not to be independent of the Police;
- Police which is so corrupt that Bent Lawyers and Cops needed to be published.
- Will MPs and Lords re-balance the miscarriages of justice that the ‘independence of the judiciary’ and the ‘individual discretion of judges’ have created?
- Will ‘justice’ include compensation for wrong-doings – whether, for example: