Letter: FO's help in baby trial

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The Independent Online
Sir: Well done Daniel Jeffreys for highlighting the treatment endured by Caroline Beale at the hands of the American judicial system. It defies belief how any nation claiming to be civilised can ignore the plight of a woman so clearly severely mentally ill and put her through a murder trial. The main reason appears to have been to satisfy those who argue that whites enjoy a higher standard of justice in the United States than do non-whites. How can New York's judiciary justify using a British citizen as a pawn in American racial politics?

Owen Morgan