Tonight we continued in chapter twenty one where the trial against Miss Annabelle and Mr. Melbourne had begun. Three prominent members of the community were called upon by the prosecution as character witnesses on behalf of Hammerschmidt. Hammerschmidt reputation as an up-standing member of society was over accentuated by these three witnesses in the court room. Miss Annabelle noticed that the judge was favoring the prosecution over the defense. Bruce Salinski observed that “ego justice” was playing a definite role in the decision making process by the judge. We had a very lively discussion about Ego justice and where we see it in our lives today.
This was an interactive call and we enjoyed all the comments from the members.