A sense of justice for all

It looks like something is finally changing in the way the Greek justice system and police forces are dealing with crimes committed by powerful businessmen, politicians and sports officials, among others.

It is hardly a coincidence that during a period of only a few months, people who had long been provoking public sentiment without ever paying for their actions suddenly found themselves being remanded in custody or being given prison terms.

What arises from all this is that a new generation of magistrates is working in silence and displaying marked professionalism.

These magistrates are setting the kind of example that ought to be followed by everyone, especially by a number of their colleagues who find it hard to draw the red line between rendering justice, easy sensationalism and raw political intervention.

In the eyes of public opinion, it took a long time to enforce the law, but finally some sense of justice has been restored.