Monday, August 25, 2014

David Harold Eastman: Australia; Aftermath 4: Publisher's view: Why the government's silence on whether it will force him to endure a second trial is "cruel and vindictive" - and why a new trial would inevitably lead to yet another miscarriage of justice. Harold Levy. Publisher. The Charles Smith Blog.


Almost a week after the Supreme Court quashed David Eastman's conviction the Australian Capital Territory still has not announced whether it is going to put him through the strain and uncertainty of another trial. This silence seems cruel and vindictive in light of the grossly bungled police investigation, the tainted forensic investigation, the pain of more than twenty years of imprisonment flowing from a miscarriage of justice, and the undue passage of time which would make the burden of presenting a defence almost impossible and risk yet another wrongful conviction for Mr. Eastman. To force him into another trial merely postpones the government's duty to probe the bungled police and forensic investigations to ensure that no one else will fall prey to the same calamitous errors - and  postpones the government's duty to generously compensate Mr. Eastman for  the horrors the state has put him through.

Harold Levy: Publisher. The Charles Smith Blog.


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