What happened to the threat of immediate imprisonment unless he explained himself? I do think that defendants and toddlers have some similarities in that if a judge or a parent threatens a consequence if their orders are not obeyed then they should be ready to go through with their threat or risk losing the power of their threat. If defendants know that they can openly disobey court orders with impunity then why would anybody bother complying?Talk about 'from the horse's mouth'!
Thursday, 31 May 2012
Quote Of The Month
From 'The Defence Brief' on the inability of the justice system to follow through on its threats: