Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Prosecuting the innocent

I used to think that everyone believed that citizens are innocent until proven guilty. Now I am worried that I am the only one.

Wash. Post columnist Dana Milbank writes:
McCulloch’s office has declined so far to recommend any charges to the grand jury. Instead, McCulloch’s prosecutors handling the case are taking the highly unusual course of dumping all evidence on the jurors and leaving them to make sense of it. ...

Proving a case of excessive force against a police officer is difficult, and I’m not in any position to determine Wilson’s guilt. But that doesn’t justify declining to prosecute such cases. ...

And McCulloch won’t have his prosecutors recommend even involuntary manslaughter? If he persists and if the governor won’t intervene, their behavior will confirm suspicions that justice is rigged.
This was the rational for prosecuting George Zimmerman -- pacify the angry black mob by bringing charges that you know to be probably false.

Feminists and liberal race-baiters are ganging up on the NFL with cases like this:
McDonald is out on bail while the case is under investigation by the district attorney's office. He is due in court on September 15 and has yet to be charged.

But none of this stopped McDonald from playing on Sunday in the 49ers season opener, a decision the San Francisco Board of Supervisors just denounced. They've called for McDonald to be sidelined (with pay) pending the outcome of the September 15 court appearance.
And this:
Peterson was held out of the Vikings' game on Sunday, a 30-7 loss to the New England Patriots, following his indictment last week in Texas for negligent injury to his 4-year-old son, the latest domestic violence case to rock the NFL.
What do all these cases have in common -- no one has been convicted or proved guilty.

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