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I support the second option. Easy enough to support the first one, just up until you or someone close to you is behind bars for something you did not commit.
"It's no exaggeration to say that the undecideds could go one way or another." - George W. Bush
People LIKE to hurt others. The Germans even have a word for it, Schadenfreude, the pleasure we feel at other's misfortune. They don't even need a reason for it, really, but give them one and the lynch mobs form on the left. That's why I argue tirelessly that people acquited are almost certainly REALLY not guilty, despite what public opinion says. Public opinion, and most juries, would hang people for running stop signs.
Most people would support the justice system I once saw in a SF story. It claimed to be able to read minds and had hidden canisters of poison attached to covert mental monitors everywhere. If they detected illegal plans they went off and instantly killed the perpetrator. Actually, there was no mind reading device, they just went off at random and killed some poor passerby, but everyone was VERY careful not to ever even THINK of doing something illegal.
Last edited by John Drake; 07-06-2011 at 02:48 AM.
Casey who? My wife told me in passing yesterday "Casey Anthony was found not guilty". I serisously didn't know who she was talking about. "That chick who killed her daughter". "Oh yeah, her." Whatever. I haven't read any of this thread, but I just feel like ranting a bit.
I think I completely tuned out this whole Casey Anthony trial at some point, because.. who the fuck is she? Who cares? (well, a shitload of people, apparently) I mean, it's terribly sad that her daughter died, but shit, kids die every day. Some of them die horrible deaths at the hands of abusers. What made this story so special? I don't get it.
What really turned my stomach a few weeks ago was some news coverage I saw outside the courtroom. People were lining up to get in and watch the "show". They were all running to get in line or something. The news was interviewing a few random people, and these assholes were SMILING. All excited and giddy over the prospect of witnessing the trial in person. There were similar reactions when interviewing random people who have been watching the trial on TV. These worthless pieces of shit where smiling at the cameras, happy to be given the chance to get on TV. People make me sick. Get a fucking life, assholes.
A little girl died, you fucktards! My appologies to those of you who may be discussing the legalities of the trial or whatever, but this thread disgusts me. [/rant]
Not stunned. The prosecution over-reached in it's elaborate and ridiculous case and introduced reasonable doubt.
Thread moved to appropriate forum.
We know a lot more about this case than we do about the kids that keep getting killed overseas in our name.
"The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." - Margaret Thatcher
What I saw went beyond fascination, into the realm of morbid sickness. Barely anyone gives a shit that a little girl died.
Now I remember a particular interview - a woman was talking about how she's been following the trial every day on Court TV, and how she records each episode... like this was some kind of reality TV show. And she was smiling the whole time. How wonderfully entertaining. Excuse me while I go puke up my breakfast.
What sad is that a citizen had a fair trial and was found not guilty, yet people who judged her from their armchair are lining up to spit on her. On the radio this morning they were discussing when she would committ suicide since she is not rich enough to move and start a new life. I guess if you decided shes guilty though, you dont care.