Since the jury on the Casey Anthony trial returned their verdict yesterday afternoon, everywhere I look, I see people crying in outrage.
I wish they'd all just shut the $%&@ up.
Yes, the death of that young girl was a tragedy, but these are the type of people who will tell you up and down how great America is, and when one of the thing that makes America great works like it does, they get all angry.
Yeah, its murky waters, maybe she was guilty, maybe she wasn't. The fact of the matter is, the facts of the case weren't clear enough. The prosecution couldn't prove the case to the jurors, and in America, one's guilt is not presumed, it must be proven.
The thought of a guilty individual escaping justice is hard to swallow, but no more then the thought of an innocent individual suffering for a crime they did not commit. I'd like to think that America has moved in the right direction in our progression away from justice as it was in the 1700s and 1800s, when people were jailed (or in many of cases, worse) for no reason other then a presumption of guilt.
I wonder if the people angry over Casey Anthony being found innocent understand the foundations of our justice system and why these things happen. I'd like to think that these people don't desire a justice system where lynch mobs rule and act on presumptions of guilt alone.
Alot of the reasons why lynch mobs and presumptions of guilt aren't the rule of law are the reasons why Casey Anthony was found innocent.
How do you find somebody guilty of a crime that you can't prove that they've commited? If we could, how far would we be from nations such as Russia where opposition to the government are regularly sent to prison on made-up charges simply to silence them?
Justice in America has come along way. Sometimes it yields results we don't particularly like, but I for one am thankful for the strong and fair justice system we have in the US, and personally, I think it works perfectly.