Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Guilty or Not

I was just thinking... someone ought to write a "Verdict" software program. Plug in all of the details: the crime, evidence, witness statements, expert testimony, yada-yada-yada and bingo! Out pops the verdict.

No more emotions being displayed for the benefit of the jury, no more objections, sidebars or motions. No more lawyers. Easy-peasy.

Now, about that pesky 6th ammendent. Hmmmm...


Brent said...

Love the image.

Re: the case. The prosecutors had their hands tied. The jury was sequestered. The defense, contrary to what the press said, did about as fine a job as they could given their hand. Casey Anthony is guilty. And upon further thought, I think you might be right: maybe jurors do have the CSI mentality; they want all the pegs to fit into all the holes. I think there was doubt. Reasonable is arguable. But I'd much rather a guilty person go free than see an innocent killed. And though the jurors were not supposed to consider punishment when making their verdict, you know that Casey's life was lingering over their head.

Curious: what are your thoughts on the death penalty? A lot of liberals, Maher included, support it.

Brent said...

I just gave the death penalty to a spider. CONFLICTED. ;)