No, not because I\’m some scumbag racist, no, not because it\’s a bad idea that murderers go to jail. Rather, this:
But in 2005 a chink of light emerged when the double jeopardy rule was abolished, meaning the men could be re-tried.
Double jeopardy is one of our protections against them. Us as citizens against those who would rule us.
The abolition of it leaves us open to continual prosecution: if they don\’t manage to get a jury to convict us first time they can just try and try again.
This is a very good example of why hard cases make bad law. That racist murderers go to jail, Hurrah!
That all 65 million of us are stripped of a protection in order to do so, Booo!