I’m sure you are all aware that Oscar Pistorius is on trial in South Africa for the murder of his partner Reeva Steenkamp. The case has made me think about the principle of ‘Innocent until proven guilty’ and how different justice is for those that are ‘at the top’ of society. 566 more words
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The day after he returned from the Winter Olympics, President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia gathered the 12 members of his national security council for a crisis meeting to manage a political implosion in Ukraine that, by all accounts, had surprised Russia’s political and military elite and, above all, infuriated Mr.
In the 1961 movie by Pietro Germi “Divorce Italian Style” we see an Italian aristocratic who gets tired of his wife and simply shoots her. With the help of a wordy lawyer he get a very lenient penalty since, according to the Italian law of the time, his was a “honor crime”. 136 more words