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Should the government compensate the wrongly convicted?   [Copy link] 中文

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sunnylin01 Post time: 2016-12-16 15:32
It sounds reasonable. The justice system is flawed, and far from perfect in that it is abused by t ...

I've always felt that public servants who deliberately falsify records of interview should be subject to the same penalty as meted out to the victim. I'm also in favour of not allowing public officials to resign and avoid prosecution, rather they should be forced to resign and then be treated as the criminal they are.  

Public servants, be they police, office workers or politicians should be held to far higher standards than the average person, after all they often wield enormous power and that can wreak havoc with the lives of ordinary people.

As for compensation, any public servant is in the employ of the state and thus the onus is on the state to pay for their mistakes regardless of reason.  Recouping of the financial losses in paying out for a wrongful execution or imprisonment should be paid out of general revenue unless the motivation is malicious, when the public servant should have all assets seized, and that includes any items in his partner's name, gifts given during the period in question etc. Foreign assets should also be forfeited along with all savings and so on.
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