Post by Roger Post by Joe
On Sat, 23 Nov 2019 15:08:46 +0100
Post by abelard
My motto, to the extent that I have one, has been noted often enough,
and I've always conformed to it. It's the one I've given to old
Maigret, who resembles me in certain points ...
'understand and judge not.'
[Quotes from Jules Maigret]
OK for a start, but at some point you must make a decision...
Maigret was pointing out that he was a policeman, not a member of the
A decision must be made; that does not imply that the decision must be determined by a single indiviual even if that individual is part pf the decision making.
In an election voters cast their opinions, the decision is collective.
This is different from Magrait's case where the detective is part of a pool of persons who collect data, the decision is made by a judge, a collective decision of several judges, or the collective decision of a jury (AFAIK in UK and France at least a definitive judgement on a criminal case can never be made by a single individual).
all reasonable comment
"In point of fact our chief job is to protect the State in the first
placewhatever government is in power, with its institutions; in the
second place the currency, public property and private property; and
then, last of all, the lives of the individual private citizens.
" 'Did you ever take a look into the Penal Code? You have to read as
far as page 177 before you come to anything about cries against human
beings. One day later on, when I retire, I'll work it out precisely.
!but let's say that three-quarters of the Code, if not four-fifths, is
concerned with goods and chattels, real estate, forged currency,
forgeries of public and private documents, falsifications of wills,
etc., etc. In short, with money in all its shapes and forms
an extent that Article 274, on mendicancy, comes before Article 295,
on wilful homicide
p.230, Maigret and the Lazy Burglar
it is also necessary to distinguish decisions actions...but i'm
trying not to confuse :-)