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Quite d sensation was caused to-day by the publication by the ‘New Zealand Herald ’ of what it calls a secret Court of Justice. The son of a wealthy citizen was arrested for larceny, and the ‘ Herald ’ asserts that the police convened a secret sitting of the Court in the afternoon, when two Justices sat. A marked LI note had been found by the detective on the boy; but the ‘ Herald ’ says when the ease was called the inspector of police said he believed that the prosecutor did not wish to proceed further, and the case was dismissed, matters being managed so well that the case did not appear in the papers. The ‘ Herald ’ concludes by demanding an inquiry, and says;—‘‘lf this is the way in which justice is to bo administered in Auckland there is nothing to hinder tho most serious crimes being compounded. It would seem if a man is arrested at any time during the day or night he can, if he has influence or power enough, get a couple of Justices to sit, and if he has made the necessary arrangements with tho prosecutor and tho police, the Justices discharge the accused, and not a word of the matter becomes known.”

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A SECRET COURT., Issue 7907, 15 May 1889

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A SECRET COURT. Issue 7907, 15 May 1889

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