Concealing Names. We have developed a bad practice in
That is why I was my attention was caught by an article in the Royal Gazette of Bermuda recently. It read in part,
Dar-Ronte Dill, of Fenton's Drive, Pembroke, was arrested on Sunday for allegedly possessing weed and a bladed article.
He has not even been convicted. He has just been arrested. They do not just give his name, they give us his address. The little monster will walk around for the next few months with the knowledge that every one of his friends and family in
It has been suggested that it is a good practice because everyone is presumed innocent until they are proven guilty. Rubbish! That is a rule that Judges and Magistrates follow when they are determining the guilt of an accused. That is not how you behave when you are looking out for your safety on the street. That is not how we behave in real life.
Others say it is a rule imposed on us by the British. Nonsense! Bermuda is a
Dose anyone have any idea why we shield these little monsters?