Attacks against judicial officials and state inspectors have been on the rise since the start of the crisis. The phenomenon appears to be growing more frequent and a series of serious crimes of this nature are currently under investigation.
Officials and judges involved in such important cases, especially ones which involved violence, ought to feel safe and should not have to worry that their lives may be at risk.
Justice can only do its job properly if it knows that it has the full force of the state behind it when its up against powerful and nefarious interests.
Unfortunately the Greek police force has failed in its investigation of two such attacks in the recent past, when cases like this ought to be at the top of its list of priorities.
If the authorities do not clamp down on such acts of violent intimidation, the country will sink into a state of unprecedented lawlessness.