Justice delayed is justice denied

For the SLTPD to delay a criminal investigation, withhold evidence, cover it up and slow ball the victim is an injustice.

An injustice to one is an injustice to all – MLK.

From January 22, 2013 South Lake Tahoe City Council meeting.

South Lake Tahoe Police fail to investigate serious crime in South Lake Tahoe, CA when a taxpayer is assaulted with tasers after his door is kicked in by Nevada agents acting as “bounty hunters” without proper warrants pursuant to CA penal code 847.5 – plus the victim was not a fugitive or absconding.

“Justice delayed is justice denied” is a legal maxim meaning that if legal redress is available for a party that has suffered some injury, but is not forthcoming in a timely fashion, it is effectively the same as having no redress at all. This principle is the basis for the right to a speedy trial and similar rights which are meant to expedite the legal system, because it is unfair for the injured party to have to sustain the injury with little hope for resolution.

The phrase has become a rallying cry for legal reformers who view courts or governments as acting too slowly in resolving legal issues either because the existing system is too complex or overburdened, or because the issue or party in question lacks political favour.

justice delayed is justice denied

justice delayed is justice denied


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