Tuesday, May 29, 2007
"Walked free from court" is a phrase that infuriates me when I see it in the paper, implying as it does that any outcome that does not involve immediate incarceration is a let-off. Last week it was used about someone who was given six months but had already served more than that on remand. Every week there are people who are acquitted having served months and sometimes years on remand. I have never seen a headline "Innocent Man Held For Nine Months".