The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #152837 Message #3749960
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
10-Nov-15 - 10:53 PM
Thread Name: Roy Harper charged 2013, cleared 2015
Subject: RE: Roy Harper charged 2013, cleared 2015
I disagree that just because a thread centres on a musician it should be in the music section, particularly in the light of the way thread drift works. This thread has gone far beyond being about Roy Harper. It's more about legal processes, and sexual offences, and celebrities, football players and no doubt politiciansj, as much as musicians.
I vote for movinng it downstairs. Not that votes come into the matter, and that's not a bad thing in my view.
My view is that we should always be aware that courts and the justice system are fallable. People get freed who are guilty, and jailed when they are innocent. And we should always avoid getting caught up into the mob psychosis in which we lay claim to a kind of certainty that none of us are entitled to.
It's one that could go either way, Kevin. In that case, we usually leave the discussion where it started. And we don't split discussions into music and non-music parts. That just gets confusing.