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Wed Apr 11, 2012, 09:40 PM

2. I daresay, there's may not have been a significant charge without some presumption of guilt

. . . from those seeking justice for the shooting of this young man. I find it a curious position being presented by some here to just sit back and let the justice system do its thing when it has been so inexplicably slow in bringing charges which would put the shooter behind bars and awaiting that ultimate judgment. Plenty of folks are in jail awaiting judgment. This is a case where many feel the shooter should have been arrested and held for trial on the face of the evidence already apparent to many of us. I'm not understanding the folks urging us to be confident in the same justice system which has been so slow and negligent in moving this case forward (in my view). That didn't come without pressure, I think.

We tend to forget that, while there may well be distinct lines drawn between the public judgment and that of our courts, the process is one for the people, and the actions of the people outside of the courts are often integral to the prosecution and the courts reaching that ultimate judgment. I'm at a loss to imagine a justice system and a court working effectively without that input and initial judgment from the outside.


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