Blind justice is a legal concept regarding the neutrality of the dispensing of justice, but should justice be blind?
I’ve experienced many interactions with the justice system in the USA the UK and Malta in most cases I’ve won my cause. As an ex volunteer cop and believer in fairness for all, I’ve been involved in cases against some very large companies and even when I haven’t ‘won’ the cost to one very large US company was in hundreds of thousands on dollars, and it cost me nothing apart from my time.
AT&T yes I won a case against them charging me for roaming charges when in the UK but the biggest case was when I went to the E.O.C (Equal Opportunities Commission) in a case I took against Nordstrom, one of the USA’s largest luxury department stores. The case went on for months, the FED agreed to support my case, however through some manipulation (which to this day I’ve never found out how) they got sidelined so I continued to pursue the case on my own. The reason why I was so incensed was that in the US if you suspect and don’t report child abuse you could face criminal charges and this is exactly what happened here. I had so much information that the Federal investigator said we had to narrow down some of the charges so we went with Discrimination. Once in the UK also in a previous job, I had to represent my company alone as our company in house solicitor was away. I won that case and recall the judge saying if the defendant refused to follow the contract he could be jailed wow rough justice maybe but it was well deserved.
Now this is not about blowing my own trumpet but I’m currently involved in a few skirmishes here in Gozo. I won’t bore you with all the details but one in particular involves one of the worlds largest manufacturers of Pacemakers. This company has flouted the rules around the world and I was the unfortunate recipient of one of their pacemakers which has since been removed (cut out) and replaced with another manufacturers device. I won’t name the company YET, however if they refuse to do the right thing then my campaign will continue.
This isn’t about just me its about all of us, we rely on the justice system to do the right thing, lawyers can be very tricky and I know from my US case the attorney (Kim) contacted me outside of the legal system, and being quite naive I gave her enough ammunition to save the company she was representing from being charged with a felony and that could have sent someone to prison. Clearly their chairman didn’t want that to happen and $000s were invested in the case.
Sometimes we have to keep an eye on what is really going on, as the saying goes “In the world of the blind the one eyed man is king”. Justice in all its shape and forms is essential for us all, it maintains our freedom. Now I was warned that if I published anything about this that I could be taken to court myself (but hey what can they do I’ve no money, I’m too old to be put in prison) and frankly my dear “I don’t give a damn”. Those of us that are in a position to speak out about injustice need to have our voices heard. And we need to make sure that this world is a better place for our children because “Children are our future”