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Jack Werner: Joakim Lamotte acting judge, jury and executioner

”We build a society on the understanding that we are malleable kulturvarelser, but biology comes in and chafe”. These are the words of Ola Söderholms, in a section of the satirpodden Della Papa. He talks about how the primitive solution of the social problem always boils under the civilized, and as an example he presents the journalist Katarina Wennstams reaction to the documentary about the Josefin Nilsson. In the P1:p good morning to the world sighed Wennstam that she gets crazy about that Nilsson was forced to disappear from the scene, while the man convicted for having assaulted her was able to continue his life afterwards. ”It is so funny that what she describes is exactly the order we decided that we should have. The one who is doomed to be able to continue with his life then”, says Söderholm, this, this shock which always affects us when we realize that a rule of law is possibly fair, but rarely satisfactory. ”He's supposed to out of the village! He can't get back to the village then,” poddkollegan Jonathan Young.

The former journalist Joakim Lamotte has in recent years developed a new professional role: a professional förfanist, to borrow Ida Ölmedals word for a traveling salesman in the story's ”moving on the beaten paths and reinforce established patterns of thought”. On Monday, he wrote a new Facebookstatus, about a woman who contacted him about a problem. A guy – unclear how old – would have harassed the woman's 14-year-old daughter on the line, with demands for nude pictures and threats of spreading rumors about her. They had been reported to the police, but the investigation was shut down, told Lamotte. It made him mad that the guy could not be prosecuted ”because it must be ’beyond reasonable doubt’ that the suspect committed the crime”, as Lamotte wrote.

a legal system in parallel with the legal, it deleted from people's judgment, but on social media it is easier to spot. It is ålderdomligare, in the middle of the modern – an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, resting on each individual judge's moral scruples and honesty. It goes beyond the law: we don't just teach offenders that pernicious, but those cleared or never charged, and those who behaved legally but delight. It is without a doubt driven by a sense of justice, of the people who want to do good, to help and to save, but they lack the organisation of many mechanisms to create as little unnecessary suffering as possible. There is no presumption of innocence. The accused has no defender. Sure, there are no penalties to impose, other than klandret. But, in itself, is the blame a heavy penalty, which can destroy lives. In 2015, I called it an ”emergency”, that it took so little, that we would share it out.

Joakim Lamotte asked the mother of the 14-year-old girl if he had to take matters into their own hands, and the result was a message he claims to have sent the guy. ”If you ever contact this girl or give you someone else again, I will go home to you with a video camera and show up your face for the whole Swedish people. I will also lay out your social security number and your address so people know where you are staying if they want to invite you on a coffee break,” he wrote in the message that he put out on Facebook. Lamotte has got 17.000 likes and thousands of comments and shares on the post, most of them very appreciative.

as the most toothless when even their own hate-figures is the accused. Conservative voices are trying to example to find the loopholes in the legal text in order to access the IS-terrorists and feminist voices pointing to the society's appeasement of the rapists as a reason to namnpublicera men accused of violence, and all of this on platforms where the resolute publikfrieri it is best rewarded. It is with the right as with freedom of expression: shall ensure that the unpopular get his chance. It is, therefore, the defense of the legal system rarely raises some resounding applause. It is perceived like it is someone's worst enemy, standing up for, and not their institutional right not to be punished in any other way than what we democratically decided.

I don't know if the guy Joakim Lamotte writes about exist. I don't know if the Lamotte sent the message, he shows up. But I do know that the role of the Lamotte disguises himself in the face of their 194.000 followers is three-pronged: judge, jury, and executioner. Journalism is just an alibi, to threaten to publish the name and address so ”people know where you live” is nothing that has ever been accepted in a reasonable redaktionsgolv. He rides in the excoriating biology straight over the rule of law, and he makes it to their följares shout. A beautiful day, this bloodlust require sacrifice.

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