Friday, 9 January 2009

People can be smarter than judges

A killer driver, whose disputed account of how he came to crash, had a very impressive character witness to back him up as someone of integrity and honesty:

Britain’s most senior criminal judge, the Recorder of London Peter Beaumont QC, said he trusted Foster’s integrity “implicitly” after he served with him on the board of governors at the Felsted School in Essex.

But the police didn’t believe Foster, and neither did the jury.