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Old 10-11-2014, 11:50 AM
mhendo is offline
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Originally Posted by Fallen View Post
My observation was just a flipped approach to saying "so far, the evidence reflects that the police officer behaved, at best, in a criminally negligent fashion."
But the flipping is important, because it reflects a flipping of a fundamental idea about how justice should work.

If there is evidence that he broke the law, that's one thing, and the prosecutor and the grand jury and (if it comes to that) the trial jury is supposed to take all of that evidence into account. But saying that "there's no evidence that he didn't break the law" is something else entirely. It's not how we discuss culpability in a society that presumes innocence.