In a democracy the law is there for everyone, even those who you would deem it not to be, for if it was not then that is mob rule and once that is in abundance then that is the demise of democracy.

The public should not be taken as the judge and jury, because then the rule of Law and Order will not be recognised and the mob can then turn on anyone be they guilty or not.

This was evident in 1644-1646, the Witch hunts and Witch Finder General, do we really wish to go back.