Am i supposed to be outraged? Because i’m not, really.
Yes, i know. The fact that that little girl is dead is chilling. It’s gruesome. It makes me wanna put my kid in a protective bubble and lock all the doors and declare foolish things.
I am in no way declaring her innocence or guilt. But let me say this. The justice system is set up in such a way as to protect the accused. And it was the job of the prosecutor to prove his/her point. Obviously, they failed. Because whether she is guilty or not, her case was not perfect or airtight. Doubt resides.
What i am a fan of is not incarcerating innocent people–as we are wont to do in this country. We even execute them. INNOCENT people. Call me crazy–but i would rather see her walk if there is any doubt in her case, than see her in jail if there is the slightest chance she is innocent. Do i want murderers and rapists walking the streets? of course not. but you know what? they already do–and always will. But i do not want to live in a world in which my rights are chipped away because of fear.
Yes, it means i could be attacked. Yes, it means that terrorists may once again mar our history. Yes. it makes a world that isn’t perfectly safe. But what if it were your loved one, or even yourself accused? Would you want fair trial, or one based in the laws of fear. There is a reason the mob does not rule–that the law is above all else. If you doubt it–just look at the crazy shit people are writing about Casey Anthony today.
If she did it, i hope justice will find her. And with the way i view the universe, i know it will.
But if she didn’t? well.
What matters, is the Rule of Law. It is the thing that defines a civilized nation–it is what our founding brothers & sisters were fighting for–that the LAW rules. It may cold and unfeeling, but better blind justice rule than the passions of the unstable mob.