News Round-Up Week Ending 2.10.15
(Posted on 02/10/15)Share:
MPs Quizzed on Miscarriages of Justice:
The latest SAFARI newsletter discusses MPsâ€™ responses to a call for changes in the legal system to protect the falsely accused.
â€œResponses mainly fell into two categories: on the one hand, many MPs simply do not believe that the legal system is failing many falsely accused people.
â€œOthers were generally supportive of our campaign and felt that justice for everyone â€“ including the falsely accused â€“ is vital.â€
SAFARIâ€™s goal is â€œto bring to the publicâ€™s attention the sheer number of people who have been falsely accused of committing a crime and yet found guiltyâ€.
â€œItâ€™s now time for us all to start writing to the newspapers as the next stage of our campaign. The aim is to have our letters & emails published. This brings the issue of false allegations into the public eye. As Desmond Swayne MP said, we need to â€˜bring to the forefront of public conscience the miscarriages that do take placeâ€™ â€“ newspapers are very powerful at doing that.â€