Acts 22: 30; 23: 10: “On the next day, wishing to know for certain why Paul had been accused by the Jews, the commander released him … and as a great dissension was developing, the commander was afraid Paul would be torn to pieces by them and ordered the troops to do down and take him away from them by force, and take him into the barracks.” St. Paul was first arrested because the Roman commander thought he was a leader of the Assassins. Once that was cleared up he was released for a few hours, only to be put into protective custody. He remained in that condition with no real charges against him for over two years, eventually getting a trip to Rome at Roman expense. There he spent at least two more years, still under house arrest, still with no official conviction. Where was the much-touted “Roman Justice”?