I watch a lot of true crime shows - First 48, Live PD, COPS, etc. - and they all remind us that the people involved are innocent until proven guilty. Sometimes ad nauseum. Sometimes when you can see with you own eyes that the person under arrest did exactly what they're being charged with. Regardless, it is an important thing to remember.
Here in the USA, people are presumed innocent until PROVEN guilty.
Well, they were innocent until proven otherwise and were guilty when they were proven guilty. I'm not sure what's going on now.
Today, we have people who are being ruined by allegations of crime without proof. It's all very fucked up.
As for the recent witch hunt, you believe the allegations or you don't depending on what side of the fence you land on. Bill Cosby and Judge Moore vs Bill Clinton and Kevin Spacey? Who's the criminal? Where the proof? Hmm. Seems like there was proof in there for one of those...
But I digress.
Sure, I'm laughing my ass off over some of this stuff. I have to or I'll go nuts. And I can be pretty certain here in my own home that I am correct in my assumptions of who is guilty and who isn't. But I don't make public opinion. Nobody cares what I have to say on the subject - and they shouldn't, because it is just opinion. Opinion and conjecture is not proof. And I don't have anything to do with the criminal justice system. I just write about it. Which is something actual criminals should thank their lucky stars for, lemme tell ya.
So, before you jump on the bandwagon - at least publicly* - remember that this is still America and we still presume someone is innocent until proof shows otherwise beyond a reasonable doubt. Which basically means I can't point at you and say you stole my Ferrari** and have the police come and lock you up on my say-so. This 'innocent until proven guilty' thing protects us all.
Remember it and hold it tight, folks, because the next round of pointing fingers could be directed at you.
* What you say and think in your own private places is nobody's business. Have at it.
** I do not now nor have I ever nor will I ever own a Ferrari. I'd someday like to have enough money to eschew the purchase of a Ferrari, though.