Police Officer who threatened to arrest Judge
Police Officer On Trial For Contempt Of Court
A POLICE officer is facing the threat of prison next week after a lengthy legal battle over a house repossession allegedly led to extraordinary scenes in the High
Thomas Anthony Carlin had attempted to arrest Lord Justice Gillen during a trial.
Dressed in full uniform of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) as he attended the Royal Courts of Justice in Belfast. Thomas Anthony Carlin declined to apologise for his actions at an earlier hearing.
He also rejected an offer of legal representation and asked to have a jury decide on his behaviour towards Lord Justice Gillen.
A PSNI officer who tried to arrest one of Northern Ireland’s most senior judges was sentenced to three months in prison.
The Lord Chief Justice, Sir Declan Morgan, ruled that the 43-year-old had acted with premeditation and determination.
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Henry David Thoreau in Civil Disobedience, 1849
The American civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate as well as the American poet, philosopher and historian writing a century before him dealt with hefty issues indeed and shared a compelling antipathy to unfairness and injustice, and to the bureaucratically ridiculous.
One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.