Why Do We Have Courts?
by Jim Vann
April 02, 2012 01:23 PM | 2462 views | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
I guess it is a problem the United States has always suffered. The battle between a citizen's right to justice and freedom of the press. But, I have to ask myself what would any of the founders do if they got an earful of Nancy Grace.

Do you believe Thomas Jefferson had Twitter in mind when he said that he would take a free press over a free government? Me either.

Remember the fun of the O.J. Simpson trial. What a circus that was, and when it was all over no lucid individual believed anything resembling justice had been achieved.

More recently, that trial in Florida about the woman accused of killing her daughter. The media sold everybody such a bill of goods on that one, that, when the woman was acquitted by a jury who had heard all of the evidence right there in the courtroom, the outcry from the TV audience was so great that the poor woman had to accept a ton of money for telling her story. After all, when you've been the most hated woman in America for months, that job as a Waffle House waitress is simply not gonna happen.

By the way, the reason she was found not guilty was that the prosecution failed to prove its case...something cable TV talking heads don't have to do.

Well, here we go again. A teenaged boy is dead, and the guy who shot him has been convicted...or acquitted, depending on which interest group has the camera pointed at them, and we've all taken a stance on this important issue of the day.

Now let's put on the trial.

After all, it's almost time for American Idol.

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