introduce a strict statute of limitations for criminal prosecutions and civil actions;
Barbara Hewson has the courage to make such suggestions in today’s sex hysterical climate. Unfortunately, she is alone, against the hysterical masses, the mainstream press and loud feminists and so called child protection agencies.
the most remarkable facet of the Savile scandal is how adult complainants are invited to act like children. Hence we have witnessed the strange spectacle of mature adults calling a children’s charity to complain about the distant past.
The acute problems of proof which stale allegations entail also generates a demand that criminal courts should afford accusers therapy, by giving them ‘a voice’. This function is far removed from the courts’ traditional role, in which the state must prove defendants guilty beyond reasonable doubt.
Constitutional rights to due process have been abolished for men.
What this infantilising of adult complainants ultimately requires is that we re-model our criminal-justice system on child-welfare courts. These courts (as I have written in spiked previously) have for some decades now applied a model of therapeutic jurisprudence, in which ‘the best interests of the child’ are paramount.
It is depressing, but true, that many reforms introduced in the name of child protection involve sweeping attacks on fundamental Anglo-American legal rights and safeguards, such as the presumption of innocence. This has ominous consequences for the rule of law, as US judge Arthur Christean pointed out: ‘Therapeutic jurisprudence marks a major and in many ways a truly radical shift in the historic function of courts of law and the basic purpose for which they have been established under our form of government. It also marks a fundamental shift in judges’ loyalty away from principles of due process and toward particular social policies. These policies are less concerned with judicial impartiality and fair hearings and more concerned with achieving particular results…’
The therapeutic model has certain analogies with a Soviet-style conception of justice, which emphasizes outcomes over processes. Yewtree is destroying the rule of law
Courageous words for a famous lawyer
Ms. Hewson is regularly ranked as a Leading Junior by The Legal 500 in the fields of public and administrative law, human rights and civil liberties, and professional discipline and regulatory law, according to her chambers’ website.
She has won cases in the European Court of Human Rights, the Supreme Court and High Court of the Republic of Ireland. [telegraph]
Feminist’s confounding serious crimes and small transgressions
Touching a 17-year-old’s breast, kissing a 13-year-old, or putting one’s hand up a 16-year-old’s skirt, are not remotely comparable to the horrors of the Ealing Vicarage assaults and gang rape, or the Fordingbridge gang rape and murders, both dating from 1986. Anyone suggesting otherwise has lost touch with reality.
Ordinarily, Hall’s misdemeanors would not be prosecuted, and certainly not decades after the event. What we have here is the manipulation of the British criminal-justice system to produce scapegoats on demand. It is a grotesque spectacle.
Before modern teenage sex hysteria, in the 1970ies, nobody was obsessed with the trauma of light groping, or sex one year under the age of consent, which was considered a relict from old repressive Victorian times.
It’s interesting that two complainants who waived anonymity have told how they rebuffed Hall’s advances.
Feminism considers women fragile beings that can not say no, that need to be protected from slightly offensive words through a huge harassment industry. Of course, adolescents and children would be even more sensitive and in need of protection. Anyone who ever tried to feed spinach to an infant will know that even babies are very capable of dissent.
That is, they dealt with it at the time. Re-framing such experiences, as one solicitor did, as a ‘horrible personal tragedy’ is ironic, given that tragedia means the fall of an honourable, worthy and important protagonist.
In the child sex trauma myth we have, repeatedly, described how child sex is not traumatic when it happens, but only later when the victim learns that it ought to have been traumatized. Often the trauma is compounded because the victim feels extra guilty for NOT having felt trauma.
It’s time to end this prurient charade, which has nothing to do with justice or the public interest. Adults and law-enforcement agencies must stop fetishising victimhood. Instead, we should focus on arming today’s youngsters with the savoir-faire and social skills to avoid drifting into compromising situations, and prosecute modern crime. As for law reform, now regrettably necessary, my recommendations are: remove complainant anonymity; introduce a strict statute of limitations for criminal prosecutions and civil actions; and reduce the age of consent to 13. Yewtree is destroying the rule of law
- Age of Consent Should Be 13 Says Prominent Barrister | The Antifeminist
- Barbara Hewson : Yewtree is destroying the rule of law
- Steve Moxon
Grüne finanzierten in achtziger Jahren Pädophilen-Ausschuss In the 1980ies, the German Green party had a "committee for gay, pederasts and transsexuals", that belonged into parliament and was financed with public money. We showed how times changed in child sex trauma myth (disclaimer) and Rind Study.