Comment: It's Called "Due Process"

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It's Called "Due Process"

I hope Al Sharpton is NEVER a juror. He does not get the basic presumption of innocence.

The lawyer wasn't simple enough for him.

The standard the police have to meet is NOT that there's evidence that a crime might have been committed, but that there's evidence that a crime WAS committed. It takes time to investigate, using a team approach of different disciplines before they know whether that's what they have.

Which isn't to say that the police don't sometimes stretch the law out of shape and jump to conclusions.

They also have dealt with many murder suspects, and they probably are pretty good judges as to whether the possible suspect is likely to go out and look for another victim. Danger to the public is really the only consideration for holding someone before all the evidence is in.

What do you think?