August 27, 2011

The Imperfect Beauty of the American Justice System

... as displayed in the case of Dominique Strauss-Kahn:

There aren’t all that many places in the world where law enforcement officers would move against a powerful millionaire based on the word of a poor, immigrant chambermaid. In fewer places still would the people who cuffed the suspect admit mistakes and later ask that charges be dropped.

~ The Washington Post, Editorial  (August 27, 2011) 

1 comment:

  1. I don't believe that it's over for DSK, and perhaps it's just as well..
    It will be amusing to see how the French opposition and their eminent candidates for the 2012 Presidential elections, will try to absolve and purify him for the sake of the party.
    Only recently Hollande declared that there must be more 'Judicial equality'.
    But on the Socialist side there have always been a few blatant exceptions to this noble rule..