(Ebook) ⚠ The Old Bailey: Eight Centuries of Crime, Cruelty and Corruption  eBook or E-pub free

(Ebook) ë The Old Bailey: Eight Centuries of Crime, Cruelty and Corruption ì This is the history of the Old Bailey, an institution as flawed as all man made attempts at justice are doomed to be In the beginning there was barbarity and injustice The court was thronged with a restless, muttering mob eager for the verdicts of guilty so they could enjoy public executions, hurling abuse and missiles at those with the noose around their neck Today we fool ourselves that we have evolved beyond barbarism, but are made uneasy by the continuing exposure of miscarriages of justice The Old Bailey has since seen its usual parade of misfits With a mixture of racist murderers, road rage killers, and lying and cheating top politicians, it is as difficult as ever to separate the good from the bad, but the ugly are easily recognisable Ugliness is the theme here as we tour the courts of long ago, meeting the Dracula garbed court chaplains, drunken, brutal judges, cold blooded hangmen, through to the new breed of pseudo respectable criminals of today