Keep hope alive...
So good to be in the city last night in support of Amnesty International's campaign to abandon the death penalty in jurisdictions where it still applies.
The crowd was enlightened by different speakers, including Supreme Court Justice Lex Lasry, who delivered some much needed wisdom around the issue. Speakers were measured in their messages, never losing sight of the gravity of crimes in the first place and the propriety of assigning custodial sentences, especially for heinous crimes. However, earnest reflection cannot but recognise the glaring moral contradiction of a judicial system that imposes death in the name of justice.
Not civilised and not justice.
Good to see so many gathered to support this important social justice issue.
And proud to be among them.