Sunday, June 25, 2006

The Presumption Of Innocence 

Jerrilyn Merritt of Talk Left opines:

The message the public should learn from the investigation of Karl Rove is that innocent people fall prey to grueling and debilitating criminal investigations, that when the federal government decides to bring its awesome powers to bear down upon you, it wreaks havoc with your life and jeopardizes not only your freedom but your job, your reputation and your faith in justice. The grand jury should serve as both a sword and a shield. The truth is, it is too often a tool of the prosecution.

But that won't be the message because guilt sells in America and innocence remains relegated to the back pages.

Related thoughts here.


By Blogger Dawnfire82, at Sun Jun 25, 03:28:00 PM:

What refreshing comments. Too often are famous people presumed guilty when they are innocent, or let off easy when they are guilty. What's the name of that movie director who raped a 14 year old girl and fled the country who got a standing ovation at the Oscars a couple of years ago? He wasn't present for his film's nomination, you see, because he would be arrested if he came into the country. I hate Hollywood.

Now if we could just start prosecuting corrupt Congressmen. I was terribly disappointed when Bush temporarily halted the case against Jefferson.  

By Blogger Assistant Village Idiot, at Mon Jun 26, 11:27:00 PM:

When I was young I believed that "where there's smoke, there's fire." I have seen too much manufactured smoke to believe that anymore.  

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