Justice, the Law and Government Pressure

Posted on Oct 4, 2011

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Been reading the news today, went pale
About a trial in Italy
Where after four years of gaol
Two tried for murder are set free

An Italian and an American girl
Were sent down for a girls death
Caught up in a media swirl
They will now smell money’s breath

While the family or poor Meredith
Will be shedding tears
For these two freed, a US gift
What will happen when the fallout clears?

One is still languishing in a hole
Sentenced for the crime, he rots alone
Who’s guilt weighs on their soul
Whilst two tried now go home

Justice, law and government pressure
It’s all politics and not about the victim
It shows us how as humans we measure
To low standards, the disease not the symptom

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