They are scum. The law, both its prosecutors and its enforcers, continue to be a source of deep, unmitigated shame for decent Americans. Apparently this guy is guilty of the worst crime of all in America: "We want to think you did it. Plus you're black. All the science in the world can't change that."
Witness testimony: almost useless. Victim impact testimony in trial, not at sentencing? Worse than useless: inflammatory and of no actual worth in deciding guilt. I am so tired of seeing people convicted cause the jury feels sorry for the weeping sad victim or the parents of someone murdered, or blah, blah, blah, and feels they have to send SOMEONE to jail. And all they have is this guy here...so even if there's no evidence...we gotta make the poor victim feel better, right? It doesn't mean I am not sympathetic to the plight of the victim to think that two wrongs don't make a right. Or that that kind of strong, irresistible emotion should not be used to railroad someone in the face of a lack of better evidence.
The myth that prosecutors and the police are these warm, fuzzy balls of rectitude and decency that you have to revere and put your hat over your heart for on patriotic occasions can be nothing more than a big LIE as long as we keep seeing this. And we will. Cause that's who they are.
Hi Mom and Dad! Just ranting!