Legal petcharies posing as legal eagles?

Monday, June 19, 2017

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Dear Editor,

Most times when I think of POTUS Trump, I recall the little I know of “malignant narcissim”. For virtually every criticism, that new American president has an angry retort that hardly ever shows remorse, reflection or shame. His ego feeds on much “supply”.

The absence of an affective conscience is hard to fathom in a person elected to such a high and sensitive office, especially in the 21st century's foremost democratic polity.

Before Trump and his many tweets, I used to flirt with characterising Jamaica's present Director of public prosecutions (DPP), the learned Miss Paula Llewellyn, CD, QC, in the same NPD way. I no longer so flirt. I expect the incumbent to start hysterically tweeting on weighty legal matters any day.

Can a Jamaican DPP be impeached by any person or body for ineptitude? To what degree can the incumbent be held accountable?

I fear this Office of the Director of Public Prosecution's potential for yet more calamities in our courts. Do we now have legal petcharies posing as legal eagles?

Dennis A Minott, PhD




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