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June 25, 2006

The Presumption Of Innocence

Jerrilyn Merritt of Talk Left opines:

The message the public should learn from the investigation of Karl Rove is that innocent people fall prey to grueling and debilitating criminal investigations, that when the federal government decides to bring its awesome powers to bear down upon you, it wreaks havoc with your life and jeopardizes not only your freedom but your job, your reputation and your faith in justice. The grand jury should serve as both a sword and a shield. The truth is, it is too often a tool of the prosecution.

But that won't be the message because guilt sells in America and innocence remains relegated to the back pages.

Related thoughts here.

Posted by Cassandra at June 25, 2006 12:23 PM

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