I believe in our system of justice absolutely and wholeheartedly.
"We must remember that a right lost to one is lost to all." -William Reece Smith, Jr.
I believe the State must prove its case, and the defense must insist it do so.
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
I believe that our laws and procedures exist for a reason, and that they are right and good.
"It is better that ten guilty escape than one innocent suffer." - William Blackstone
I believe that protecting the liberties of the guilty is the only way to protect the liberties of us all.
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." -Benjamin Franklin
I believe our system gets it right most of the time.
But today, when common sense lost out to the rule of law and nothing worked as it should... Today, I feel a little sympathy with those who would convict first and ask questions later, I won't tomorrow. But, for today I do.
ETA: Sorry, guys, this wasn't a world event or even a news worthy event. Just a really bad day in court for me that needed to spill out. Thanks for the shoulder.