Thanks Mike, as always you analysis is spot on. To me when considering the social justice aspect as you mention has been, have they really understood the precedent that they are setting? Have they really understood the magnitude of the decision and their consequences?
In their quest for social justice, they are sending at least 2 distinct, powerful and dangerous messages. A; the law can be subverted by any grievance group if it has enough support, mob rule. B; beware if you try to help your community, as they can turn on you on a dime. Trying to be a good Samaritan can turn you into a pariah.
This to me is a bad and dangerous message to send, there so many communities that suffer from high crime but do not support the police, as a result they are caught in a never ending cycle of poverty and crime. That the State’s Attorney is the one sending this message only makes it worse, where are they going to get the help for other cases, when you have said that it is okay to lie, to obstruct, to not get involved because if you do, you will suffer consequences.
Justice: When you get in a traffic accident and the other guy gets the ticket.
On the eve of the beginning of the George Zimmerman trial, it may be worthwhile to consider how to evaluate what has been happening, and what will likely happen. In analyzing the events yet to come–and the George Zimmerman case will not be the end, regardless of the outcome–consider that all of this is essentially a battle between “social justice” and justice.
Justice may be considered to be an outcome of a criminal case in consonance with the law and the rule of law. It embodies the ethical and honorable actions of every entity in the criminal justice process. If the police make false arrests or commit perjury, justice is seriously damaged or impossible, and respect for the rule of law diminishes. If prosecutors file charges without sufficient cause, if they overcharge in the hope…
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