DISCRETION IS ONLY OK IF ACTUALLY USED!

Fantastic! About time!!

SHRINKRAPT

I like the Melbourne Criminal Lawyers Blog. It’s refreshing because it’s honest and therefore stands in contrast to too many in that profession.

http://melbournecriminallawyersblog.com/2013/11/12/police-discretion-in-the-diversion-process/#comment-3353

I found the above post worrying. The Police bullying the public and the Judiciary!

Below is my comment:

Jerome Gelb says : December 24, 2013 at 6:26 pm
Dear Mr Doogue,

It seems to me that the time for humility in the face of VICPOL undermining the very basis for the distinction between conviction and non-conviction, is well and truly over. If recent Attorneys General have sat on their hands, perhaps the State’s lawyers need to stand up and pull him off those hands! This is exactly the sort of abuse of process that undermines public confidence in Police and feeds the widespread mistrust of Police Command. Few employers will give a job to someone with a criminal record and the public clearly lack a clear…

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