Monday 20 November 2017

Justice blind in one eye

Justice: not truly blind?
Justice: not truly blind?

Madam – Whether one agrees with her views or actions, I think Margaretta D'Arcy deserves credit for having the courage to go to jail for a cause she believes in. There aren't too many people who would consciously choose prison over freedom. Her situation reminds me of a scene in the film Airplane, where all sorts of suspicious looking characters, including some carrying machine-guns and grenades, are allowed to board a plane by the security men, who then proceed to wrestle an unarmed frail elderly lady to the floor to "frisk" her.

The analogy is all the more apt given the cause Margaretta was espousing.

Responding to a Dail question on her jailing, Justice Minister Alan Shatter declared, "Nobody is above the rule of law."

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