Kiwi Polemicist

August 25, 2008

Judge makes nonsensical attack on freedom of speech

Filed under: Justice/Police — Tags: , , , , — Kiwi Polemicist @ 1:53 pm

The NZ Herald is reporting that a judge will allow television and print media to publish the names of two men accused of murder, but not online media.

He is concerned that people will search the internet for the names of the men later when they come to trial. HELLO JUDGE! People are capable of transferring the name of a person from the newspaper to the internet, and this is even more likely to happen now that the case has extra publicity.

This is a dangerous and illogical attack on freedom of speech. Information is either in the public domain or it isn’t, there is no half way point. In my humble opinion this man is out of touch with reality and thus not fit to be a judge.

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