The Pitfalls of Justice


A likely mistake or problem in a situation

The store fell into one of the major pitfalls of small business, borrowing from suppliers by paying bills late.
There’s a video that tells new students about pitfalls to avoid.

Thesaurus: synonyms, antonyms, and examples

a problem

  1. problem What’s the problem here?
  2. difficulty The company is having some financial difficulties at the moment.
  3. trouble We’ve had a lot of trouble with the new computer system.
  4. hitch The ceremony went without a hitch.
  5. glitch We’ve had a few technical glitches, but I’m confident we’ll be ready on time.
  6. hurdle Getting a work permit is only the first hurdle.

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1 A Rush to Judgement

1 Juan Catalan forgives police who framed him for murder he didn’t commit | 60 Minutes Australia

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4 sep. 2018

The Homicide Detectives on Juan Catalan’s case have admitted they set him up to solve the murder. Following the acquittal, they were both reassigned posts within the LAPD but never formally penalised for their conduct. One is still a police officer to this day.
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2 LAPD compensation after wrongly accusing death penalty “wholly inadequate” | 60 Minutes Australia

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4 sep. 2018

Juan Catalan’s lawyer, Todd Melnik, tells 60 Minutes the compensation his client received after being wrongly accused of murder and facing the death penalty is “wholly inadequate.”

What Juan Catalan endured at the hands of the Los Angeles police is no laughing matter, but it’s comedy that saved him.

It all started when LAPD detectives accused Juan of a cold-blooded murder he didn’t commit, that resulted with Juan being put on death row. It was an extraordinary denial of justice, but the police were convinced Juan was the killer. In their minds there was no doubt or presumption of innocence. In court, it was up to the suspect to show he did not commit the crime, which meant Juan Catalan had to prove his alibi: that he was one of 58,000 spectators at a major league baseball game on the night of the murder.

His legal team set out on the near impossible task of finding a needle in a haystack, and just when it looked like all hope was lost, out of left field appeared his unlikely saviour – the famous Hollywood funnyman who created Seinfeld.

‘In a spirit of foolishness;

as ’the blind leading the blind’, the Justice Department falls into the trap!’

One can without a hitch make a justice issue

out of something that does not exist,

in order to fool everyone

– including Justice – for the sake of sport.

It happens that in an assize court,

the prototype of violent spouse after killing ex is acquitted

by the trick of getting rid of the data.

It is hard to believe that justice can be so seriously derailed and

gives a false picture of reality.

The Double-Edged Sword of the Justice System.
It can harm the innocent.
The final nail in the coffin.

Wrong or careless use of justice.   Het verkeerd of onzorgvuldig gebruik van justitie.

They are victims of a miscarriage of justice
(= when the law has been carried out wrongly).

Rowing harder doesn’t help if the boat
is headed in the wrong direction.


Mind-boggling examples

Wrongfully convictions in The Netherlands

Such despicable people have no conscience.

The evidence that sent them to jail for 22 years was false

– the Mickelbergs brothers were framed by the crooked cop.

It’s as clear as day this is the worst of all worlds.

How can we blatantly ignore the needs of our fellow human beings?

… using anything and anyone under the cover of justice to cause pure evil,

blatantly contrary to your conscience.

The justice paradox

A broken justice system

Justice Off The Rails

Justice as a candid camera happening

Random and unreliable



3 Generous Homeless Man

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10 apr. 2011

Homeless man asks people if they have money and when they say they don’t he feels bad for them and gives them some of his.
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2 A candid camera-like justice

A Candid Camera is a metaphor for a justice system being deceived and falling into a trap, as explained on this web page.

Like more than 540 candid cameras on the webside justice is sometimes like a candid camera judgement.

An Illusion of Justice. A kind of justice that is of course not reliable. Many people’s lives have been shattered.

A broken justice system turned out to be a poisoned chalice, as deception does’nt fall apart.

The wine tasting candid camera (above) is a good illustation (as more than 500 other candid camera’s on the website).

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