26 November 2004

Alaska on Gut Feelings

Alaskablawg weighs in on gut feelings:
I agree that there are a lot of people that get convicted on conjecture or gut suspicion. While the law says that everyone is innocent until proven guilty, that's just a legal theory. . . . I have heard jurors say after a verdict, "Well, there were several possibilities to explain what happen, and he [my client] did not disprove the state, so he must be guilty."
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Most citizens do not really want to examine what happens in the criminal justice system. That is a shame. We have watched over 100 people walk off death row, Death Row!!!, in the last 10 years or so for being innocent. Yet there has been no systematic investigation into how so many people could be convicted when they are innocent.
Go read the entire post here.

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