Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Know Justice?

At what point, exactly, did our Justice System no longer matter? The only court that carries any kind of weight now, is the Court of Public Opinion. The legal system can convict or acquit, and it really doesn’t matter. Long before a jury or Judge even hears an opening argument, guilt and innocence has already been decided.

Take a look at this list of names/cases:
OJ Simpson
Casey Anthony                                                                                      
Michael Jackson
Barry Bonds
Lance Armstrong
John Edwards
Roger Clemens
Joran Van Der Sloot
George Zimmerman
Mike Tyson
Kobe Bryant
Duke lacrosse

I bet that anyone who reads this post knows all those names, and what they were accuse of. Furthermore, everyone has their own feelings as to the guilt or innocence in each case and more often than not, their opinions differ from was decided in a courtroom. I know it’s true for me.

But what does that say about us? What does it say about our legal system? I really don’t know, for sure, but I think that whatever it says, we should probably be concerned. Either way, public opinion says we’re right.


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