posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 09:28 PM
Originally posted by muzzleflash
reply to post by harrytuttle
You keep saying that evidence needs to be provided to prove he's innocent.
Dude, first of all, I've NEVER said anything to that effect.
Secondly, this isn't a court room. You are not a lawyer. You are not a judge. This is not a trial.
In the real world we discuss NEWS EVENTS, we gather information about what we've heard, and at least here on ATS, we DISCUSS those events. Free
discussion of events is not the same as holding a public trial.
In case that is too abstract for you, let's use a real world example, shall we?
Julian Assange - accused by the Swedish government of being a rapist. He deserves a fair trial, of course. But saying that is stating an obvious
fact. It's so completely obvious that he deserves a fair trial that no one is debating that. What is being discussed are all the scenarios that are
implied by the accusation, the implications of the public testimonies, the motivations of various parties to have falsely accused him, or even his
possible guilt, whatever.
The point is, having the public discuss the implications of the ENTIRE scenario - not just the court case - and all the facets of the various
eventualities is COMPLETELY fine and does NOT in any way shape or form infringe on Jared Lee Loughner's right to a fair trial.
12-1-2011 by harrytuttle because: (no reason given)