Because freedom can't protect itself
It's strange to think that this still happens. But why do certain authorities still feel the need to invent 'frequent flyer programs'?
Is it an ego thing - that they arrested someone and want to be proved right.
Or is that scapegoating - the pressure from media/politicians being so much that they would much rather arrest an innocent and close the case than do a proper investigation.
Either way, it is a product of a finger pointing "I'm always right" society and what we see here are just the symptoms of a bigger disease. More transparency helps of course but that's not all we need to do. We need to start doing the 'right' thing without fear of repercussions and show a little humility when we don't know the answer.
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