Steyn on the Zimmerman trial
Today's column from Mark Steyn combines wit and profundity on the significance of the Zimmerman trial. He lays out the true extent of the corruption of the judicial process underway, with his trademark irony at full throttle:
In real justice systems, the state decides what crime has been committed and charges somebody with it. In the Zimmerman trial, the state's "theory of the case" is that it has no theory of the case: Might be murder, might be manslaughter, might be aggravated assault, might be a zillion other things, but it's something. If you're a juror, feel free to convict George Zimmerman of whatever floats your boat. (snip)
How difficult can that be in a country in which a Hispanic Obama voter can be instantly transformed into the poster boy for white racism? Who ya gonna believe - Al Sharpton or your lying eyes?
Steyn makes a strong case that our justice system has been seriously corrupted:
The defining characteristic of English law is its distribution of power between prosecutor, judge and jury. This delicate balance has been utterly corrupted in the United States to the point where today at the federal level there is a conviction rate of over 90 percent, which would impress Mubarak and the House of Saud, if not quite yet, Kim Jong-Un.
Read the whole thing.