Re: "The sands of crime," (Jan.
HOW interesting that defence lawyer
Edward Greenspan should attack the
justice system for having put his client,
former Nova Scotia premier Gerald
Regan, through the "public
humiliation" of having to answer
42-year-old rape charges.
In 1984, Mr. Greenspan expressed a view
consistent with public humiliation,
concerning the prosecution of alleged Nazi
war criminals residing in Canada. He
advocated "pictures of the war criminals
should be published in a book listing all
the allegations against them and widely
distributed to book stores, libraries and
the homes of their neighbours." He was
referring to mere suspects, not convicted
war criminals, facing hard-to-defend
charges that were also 42 years old.
We need not wonder how Mr. Greenspan
would have reacted had another lawyer
suggested during the rape trial that Mr.
Regan's photo be posted in many public
venues as a cautionary measure. He would
have been outraged, and rightly so. So why
the double standard?