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Old 06-10-2016, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by robert_columbia View Post
Why do you assume he was the killer? He hasn't been convicted yet.
The presumption of innocence is a legal right to due process. It does not control our ability to form reasonable provisional opinions about the probable state of affairs when reliable information about a case is available. For example, O.J. Simpson had a right to a fair trial, with the burden of proof upon the prosecution; but it's ridiculous to claim that it was unreasonable to think that he was guilty.

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