July 9, 2011
Isn't it Finally Time for Trial by Public Opinion?
After being found not guilty for the murder of her daughter, Casey Anthony is to be set free for time served on the conviction of lying to police. This has led to a flurry of protest all over the Internet from both sides of the political spectrum. This combined with the O.J. Simpson acquittal means that perhaps it is time to change the legal system. The fact that two people should get away with what is so flagrantly obviously murder demands that changes be made. Perhaps we should consider doing away with the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendments to the Constitution. Instead we should replace those with a new amendment. This one would say, "If a preponderance of people on the Internet and television believe you to be guilty, then you will be therefore found guilty." This would put the determination of guilt and innocence squarely back with the public at large and not in those silly courtrooms with all of their evidence and whatnot. Sounds ridiculous doesn't it? However, this...(Read Full Article)