Thursday, January 25, 2007
Does our justice system work?
It is right that our legal system treats those who stand accused of crimes as innocent until proven guilty, but we don't have a law that says no one must ever accuse anyone of anything. If that were the case, there would be no point in having laws. Before the legal system can come up with either a “guilty” or a “not guilty” verdict, a prosecutor has to make an allegation of guilt. It’s bad enough that our flawed justice system often allows those with money and/or power to get away with serious crimes. But it’s even worse that our decision-makers conduct business behind closed doors.