I do not have to tell the childs father that, the judge did it. You guys are telling us that the man is GUILTY before a trial!! That is astounding!!
Where in American History did you read about THAT system?
The severity of the crime has NOTHING to do with guilt or innocence. you guys should never be allowed on a jury, God forbid.
Just the accusation is enough to set off your base instincts and the blood lust. If any child of mine ever told me that they had a horrid experience,
I would NOT want the accused getting a kangaroo trial, no way..I would want to KNOW that ther right guy was accused and caught. Just getting a warm
body thrown in jail would not satisfy me.
Why don't you just say what you really mean? You mean this: If a person is charged with a terrible crime, a heinous crime, then forget the rules,
forget due process, just get the conviction and then ' justice ' will be done, right? Too bad it is antithetical to every value Americans hold
dear. theis is not East Germany under the Stasi, at least not yet. We still get a fair trial.
You guys who do not respect due process, what about YOU? Can you not imagine being falsely charged? it happens all the time. If it was YOU, you
would be screaming for a fair trial, and for your rights to be observed, and you would have every right to. But let it be some other guy, some AFRICAN
guy, and the rules can just get put on the shelf, right? Is THAT what you are saying? YES IT IS>
Even if you will not verbalize it here, you are saying that due process means nothing if a crime is terrible. And that is nonsense and not the
right way. you cannot defend such a view logically, lawfully, historically or intellectually, so you scream about all the things that do not chnage
the facts one iota: The man is innocent until proven guilty. No trial, no guilt.
This is the only way to insure justice, and I KNOW it hurts. I KNOW it seems unfair. I KNOW it makes the blood boil; but calmer heads have to
formulate policy as emotions often lead the the lowest common denominator as a way to assuage rage and indignity at the inevitable results of a system
that affords protections to all. TO ALL. TO ALL. Get it? Not just the guys accused of minor crimes, ALL. Your solutiion demeans us and makes us less
than just, less than fair. You would be a lynch mob in another era, online you just express frustration at the system, and that is not to be
Just do not throw away the Constitution to get revenge. That is what you want, revenge. Justice demands due process, revenge demands only a victim
and a crowd with their mind made up and no need for a trial. Put your ropes away, and get your pocket Constitution out ( I just KNOW you have one
handy) and read about all the protections that are there for YOU, and for the guy next door, and the guy in this case as well.
As soon as you make one human being ' lesser than deserving ' of due process, you have undercut the system and made us no better than any other
dictatorship without fair trials and shown total disrespect for the Constitution. I don't hear you mention the Constitution or the law, just revenge.
you never speak of evidence, real evidence, evidence that has been challenged and admitted by a court as such..THAT is evidence, NOT the allegations
of the party that is adversarial to begin with!!
You lose the legal argument soundly, you cannot justify denying Constitutional rights to anyone, but you do illustrate very well how little it takes
to make some people forget their basics, thei roots, their laws, their Constitution, and resort to raw emotiuon and vengeful admonitions of hjail
without cause and dismissal of rights. you only appeal to those who have anger as the basis for policy and not justice for all. you see the little
picture and I se the big one. Someday, when you calm down, maybe you too will see the wisdom in preserving THIS guy's rights for the day when WE
might need them. Make sense? It should.