THE DIVIDING LINE OF JUSTICE - The fine line between right and wrong, guilty or innocent - by a jury of 12, but in this case it was a Jury of 8
Under Politics, there is a subject ... LAW, that should be covered here at persona paper.
Today's topic is about that fine line between guilty or innocent verdicts, based on a justice system that empowers one judge and a jury of 12, a jury of the defendant's piers.
When a man is shown on video, clearly firing a gun at an unarmed man, laying on the ground, what may seem obvious to the casual viewer is a clear case of wrongful use of deadly force, aka murder of a civilian by an officer of the law, but wait, it's not that clear cut. There is a legal system, part of the government that is divided into 3 parts, the executive, the legislative and lastly, the judicial department, and in this case, its a fine line that divides us. It is this line, that creates DOUBT in the mindset of America.
Where do you STAND on the guilt or innocence of the accused shooter, an officer of the peace, an officer of the law, sworn to protect and defend and the civilian, caught up in a case of being in the wrong place, at the wrong time, and at the wrong end of a gun!
I will say at first glance, from what I saw on that video, the man laying on the floor in that hotel hallway was an innocent victim of hostile forces. But I am not the jury. I am only an casual observer with an attitude!
What in particular am I talking about? I am referring to the news last night, about a man who was killed by an officer who was later found NOT GUILTY of murder but that man still is dead. That man still had no gun. How can the justice system work if it fails at each turn?
Think about this while having your morning (covfefe) coffee or tea.
Below is a link to that article from which this post has been inspired to be written, below:
Is Justice a bit too blind in this particular case?
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