Friday, June 17, 2005

To be filed under "Not Surprised"...

Well, last week the verdict was read in the Michael Jackson child molestation case. Not guilty on all 10 charges. I was not surprised. This doesn't mean I think he's innocent. It means I wasn't surprised that he was acquitted.

The reports claim that the young accuser and his mother were not convincing, sometimes contradicted themselves, and generally appeared unreliable and unbelievable as witnesses. In this great country of ours (insert big sarcastic grin here) a person is innocent until proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt. Apparently the witnesses against Michael Jackson left some doubt in the jury's mind. And that is how our judicial system works. It may not be great, it certainly isn't fool-proof, but its better than a lot of other places we don't want to live.

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