A law society posed a question about the delays in the criminal justice system to the readers on a platform.
The question was asking people for their feedback and to comment on how they've been effected by the delays in the criminal justice system.
There were a lot of likes on this post.
But zero comments.
On this particular platform, you have to use your real name. People screen your comments and posts when checking you out for any reason.
There's a few reasons why there's no responses to this question:
- Nobody wants to dredge up their past if it can effect their future, especially if any co-workers are on the same platform.
- A lot of people don't want to relive the experience by telling the whole story again.
- Some people are afraid of backlash that could happen many months later for simply posting their stories.
And I get it.
I wasn't involved in the criminal justice system personally. But I've been involved in other parts of the system. I know that if I speak openly about it -- the wrong way -- that yes, it could set off a chain of unintended consequences for me.
All things of which can be avoided by simply keeping my mouth shut.
And I'm not alone.
It's taken me a lot of years to figure how to speak about different things "safely". For example, simply by telling some of the facts of how my older cases were handled, could set off an attorney into thinking I was "damaging their reputation..." and other such stuff.
Or, I could be seen as someone with "baggage" by co-workers, or worse, someone with "problems" to prospective new employers.
This is why even though people need to talk about it, they're afraid to.
Arming myself with knowledge found in the legal course has proven to be an effective thing that's essentially set me free from a lot of that. So much so, I feel obligated to tell as many people as I can how to get their hands on it.
You can still get access right here: http://www.keystojustice.com