reply to post by JosephPalasky
I respect your position here as well. Normally, I come down very firmly in the intellectual side of things and can think a matter to death...zap it
back to life and think it to death again, just for good measure.
This isn't emotion tho. I don't know the guy. I don't know the victims. I've got nothing personal invested and hearing or not hearing about this has
changed my life in absolutely no way, whatsoever. So, his fate is of no personal consequence to me, either way.
Having said that, I do have an interest as a citizen in the direction and efficacy of the legal system (I can't bring myself to call it a justice
system right now). That's where my outrage on this comes from. The outrage is being indignant over how this is happening, not passionate about the
This is wildly unfair because our system was not designed to be one where the fate or the mercies delivered on a person for a crime came from the
decision of a single man, outside of one wearing black and carrying the title 'Your Honor'. A Prosecutor isn't...and in my view, should not HAVE this
kind of discretion on the worst cases of this nature.
What if the prosecutor had a real soft spot, in some warped way for what this guy did in some specific twist? So...he decides Life Without Parole
isn't fair either? Well, we can HOPE the Judge catches that one and shuts it down ....but I could show you a story about an Oklahoma Judge thrown off
the bench for being caught masturbating DURING TRIALS...and some of them, murder trials...to give a sense of how much we should place full confidence
in a Judge as the last chance to catch a bad mistake.
Our system was designed, start to finish, as one where judgement or lack of it, comes from our peers, by Jury trial. So it has been and so it should
be, especially on high felony crimes. Without exception, in my view. We can all whine with cheese about Jury verdicts ..but in the end? We must accept
that's how it works and we'd HOPE it worked that way if we were the accused. "Justice" given or Mercy handed out like a door prize by one man, not
designated to HAVE that power?
No.... That's where indignation comes in.
edit on 25-7-2013 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)