It is painfully obvious to many in Scotland the Government, even our so beloved SNP Scottish Government, our own people, are not attending to the needs of the country when it comes to Justice and Law.
What we have been so used to complaining about for years under previous administrations, continues under the present Government with little or no change at all .. in fact, some would say, the levels of injustice are rising, as the present Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill, seems unwilling or unable to put a first foot forward and do something for his fellow countrymen and women, a simple little thing, which would be to resolve cases of injustice, and bring reconciliation to thousands of people who have became victims of Scotland’s failing justice system.
A proposal has come forward for a ‘silent walk for justice’ which I believe we should all support.
It is surely in our best interests as a people, to bring to the attention of the rest of Scotland, the fact there exists a terrible scar on the face of our country – our failing justice system which now only serves to protects itself against the many mistakes it makes, and many victims it creates.
The proposal, which I hope all of you will become involved in some way, and attend :
Dear All of You.
People are innocently put to jail, while the criminals walk free. Families are fighting for years and years to get crimes that were committed to their loved ones investigated, but in vain. There are victims of crimes that are not compensated and cared for. People are robbed by the council, of the Common Good Land that was donated to them ages ago. There are violence against women and sexual abuse against children, lawyers cheating their clients, authorities withholding information and covering up, and so on. The list could be long and all of you reading this have your own severe cases to add.
A well functioning justice system is one of the foundations of a human and civilized society, and that is what we want this great country, Scotland, to be. Living in a democracy we also have the right to chose those who are to represent us politically. And we also have the right to express our selves when we are not content with their job or the conditions of society.
Therefore we are writing this letter to all of you suffering from injustice. Let’s come together and make our voices heard. We suggest that we make “A Silent Walk For Justice” to show politicians, media and the public of Scotland that we are not satisfied with the current justice system and that we want a change, now.
Let´s walk the Royal Mile down together from the castle and stop outside the Parliament. All of us bringing pictures of the ones, or what, we are fighting for and candles to lit outside the Parliament in the dark. Let us also put a short text together where we ask for justice for all of us, that we all sign, and hand it over to The Minister of Justice Kenny MacAskill, or who could be willing to meet us outside.
We want this walk to be absolutely peaceful and silent and let our pictures and candles speak for our mission. Our suggestion is that we make The Silent Walk for Justice one afternoon the first week in December, since we then will be in Scotland for the anniversary of my daughter Annie Borjesson’s suspicious and unsolved death. We will get back with day and time for the Silent Walk for Justice as soon as Mr. MacAskill has replied to what day he can see us.
Please write to let us know if you will be able to attend or if you have any suggestions about the walk. We also need one man and one woman to speak for us when handing over our request.
Hope to hear from you all. Remember that one and one we may be weak, but together we will be strong!
Guje Borgesson and Maria Jansson.