Playing tracks by
Miss Raindrops and Dawg Majik and Rupert Ross.
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An eye-for-an-eye leads to the blindness of all, suggesting why the statue of justice is blindfolded as she holds up her scales. The hierarchical hubris of our present legal system only deals with offenders. It cannot discuss their relationships with their family, victim or community. It defines everything in terms of possessions and money; restitution, compensation, jail time, or community service. How can the force of police, coercion of lawyers, threat of jail and intimidation by judges ever produce harmony? Punishment may actually contribute to the continuation of abuse. Conversely, Restorative Justice works not as a procedure of determining punishment, but as a process of healing. Peacemaking is not concerned with revenge, punishment, control, or moral superiority to apportion blame, but to examine the wider reasons for the wrong. It’s a way of handling disagreements that help mend relationships and provide solutions, addressing the underlying causes of disagreements.