But some do need help remembering, and the courts of Germany have obliged them:
“A few more abnormalities in the court proceedings are pointed out by the lawyer of the community, Michael Langhans: the court allowed the disreputable RTL reporter Kuhnigk to read his first testimony before he gave the second testimony so that he would not contradict himself.”
And where even that fails, well,
just change the record:
“Kuhnigk was allowed to have the court retrospectively change his testimony in the protocol at least twice without the changes being marked in the protocol. The responsible judge, Mrs. Roser, does not want to say what persons she spoke with before the court hearings concerning the “Twelve Tribes” and denied having counseled with the “sect expert” Riede. Riede states the opposite, though.”
Source: FOREF Reports: “Controversy Surrounding the Twelve Tribes.”
How convenient to have such friends in high places! Truth be told, of course, a judge under an inquisitorial system of law has the power to determine what goes into the protocol. Whether it was or wasn’t said, or whether it is better unsaid matters not in the least. A courtroom becomes then the means of implementing policy, not of meting out justice or of upholding the rights of the citizen against an overreaching state power.
Wouldn’t it be safe to say that those in high places also have an agenda? That is clearly seen when such fundamentals as the inviolable rights of Germans, as enumerated in the Basic Law, justice where all, both accuser and accused, are treated by the same standards, and due process, where legal and regulatory rules are consistently honored, are set aside.