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Discussion in 'News and Weather' started by Glendazumba, Oct 5, 2020.

  1. Notmyrealname

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    I am totally with you on that one and would need solid proof, e.g. brutal b*stards on video (if not wearing a mask) doing something vile, before having a person executed.

    The 'justice' system in I guess every country is flawed. The first issue is cash - if you have it you can get away with most things, if you don't have it then it is pot-luck. Then you have those falsely accused being left a long time in prison awaiting trial, or being on bail but still under immense pressure, and then facing a fit and healthy prosecution - not an equal battle. Also, the prosecution must be under pressure to achieve targets (I don't know this for a fact, but keeping almost every job involves producing the goods) and perhaps a jury is there to be manipulated - the jury being ordinary people who often know little.

    On that basis I am against the death penalty for general use. Too many executed innocents pardoned posthumously - a great help! Even if not executed, some innocents spend most of their lives in prison. Imagine waking up every day knowing you are innocent but seeing no hope.

    I think in the Philippines it is trial by a Judge and not a Jury - that seems better (but reasons can be thought of as why not in some circumstances!). Perhaps AI will one day replace juries and absolute truth will prevail.
     
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    if you think about it for a moment, your first paragraph is a pretty good statement of the status quo.
     
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    Attorneys outlaw
     
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    Rye83... if you've never seen the movie "12 angry men" (starring henry fonda) you should definitely watch this film... it is film making at it's best... a true masterpiece... and deals with the point you make here regarding the jury getting it right.
     
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    Just watched it, following your recommendation. Saw it many years ago but great to see it again now I know more about life.

    Not giving spoilers, but interesting to see and think about how narrow justice is.
     
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    Some criminals are able to get away with their misdeeds because they can afford to hire good lawyers who will twist the truth for money—so sad.
     
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    And the fact that the poor (and mentally ill) get manipulated by smart prosecution lawyers is even more sad IMO.
     
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