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Foreman’s right to silence

  • May 29th, 2008

The attack by Foreman’s lawyer, Bruce Squire QC, on the Police investigation into Jack Nicholas’ murder may serve Foreman’s interest in steering suspicion elsewhere, but mouthing now stinks when Foreman would not risk saying anything while the jury were listening. Foreman hid behind the right to silence at the trial.

He has the right to speak now, but we are equally entitled to judge from when he chooses to open his mouth, and when he does not.

A pity the jury did not draw their own conclusions from Foreman’s failure to risk being questioned on his behaviour the morning Jack was shot. The Court seeking the truth should have heard from the witness best placed to explain what he was up to.



It is time that you speak frankly and definitively on this entire Justice System.
Will you please advance a generalised re-organisation of the Justice System for us, which even the next
NZ GOVT 2008 NAT GOVT will understand.
I mean from the rules of picking Juries, and Police rules and Prosecution rules.
This dissertation must be so that people like me, and my friends and even rednecks who will understand.
All hell is breaking loose dude, as you know.
Last week is one hundred times Norman Withers, and we are angry .
I am not allowed as a good person to sort out a little child with the most menial and symbolic tap on her finger as punishment yet another can kill.
It is not a work that I have the capacity for Stephen, but you do.
The times are changing

  • jack
  • May 30th, 2008
  • 6:20 pm

I’m glad that juries are finally tossing out flimsy prosecutions.

  • Jim Maclean
  • June 3rd, 2008
  • 12:34 am

It is difficult to express just how strongly I admire and feel grateful for Stephen Franks clear and eloquent summation of law and order issues in New Zealand.

It is ironic that I find myself strongly opposed to the ACT party which he originally stood for and am so strongly in favour of his law and order position.

I would hope that one day either the Labour party would see the light in regard to failed policies or someone could show me in what way Stephen (and evidently myself) are in error in our understanding of Justice issues.

For now, he seems to me and many others a clear example of plain commonsense.

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