Put in another way, it is not the judges, the prosecutors and the lawyers who benefit from these meetings. And even less the Justice. Naturally these important figures of the regime have the constitutional right to assemble when they want and with whomever they want. But they should not say that it is in the interests of the corporations which they represent or to solve the problems of Justice. I believe that it's good to step on the red carpet spread out by the Minister of Justice.
From the standpoint of the political side of Justice and in an analysis of pure political science, Alberto Costa, Minister of Justice, who spent his life lambasting and trouncing the doers of Justice, who contributed greatly to the tarnished image of the judicial power and to the accentuated down-fall of confidence among citizens, leaves the building carried out on shoulders and with a standing ovation. The attention gives him a triumph that he did not deserve at this point in time.
It is pernicious to the image of the judicial power the consensus that they try to convey publicly, when the judges were the target of the biggest attacks in living memory, to their pride, their honour and their competence. The laundering disaster of the policies for Justice done by this government is done and achieved. The 'associates' for the laundering party could not be better.
Notice the logic of their behaviour. First they break the backbone of corporations [Judicial], discrediting, hurting their dignity, reforms are made that in no way improve the efficiency of justice and are against the addressed classes. After the house of Justice is dismembered and disorganized, and those that are the direct responsibles for the disaster are on their way out, nothing better than the alluring charm of a cosmetic operation. The only thing missing was coming out of the meetings holding hands and hopping.
The broad smile on the face of these important men, captured by television images, is the demonstration of the success of the meetings. That is why the meetings should not stop. I beseech you to not take away from us this pleasure or the hope that is deposited in you.
But beware of the political exploitations which are not good for Justice. I know, may I be blind and deaf, that those do not exist.
Until a next meeting, one where I hope to not be blind and deaf.
Rui Rangel, Judge
in Correio da Manhã
read as well:
'The Magnificent Four'
'State of Affairs: Again the Justice Forgotten'