“We Wont Take Your Word For It”

 

 

 

The first rule in a criminal case, of course, is the presumption of innocence conferred upon all defendants. It does not reflect a naive belief that most or even many defendants are innocent, or a cavalier attitude toward crime. It reflects mistrust of the state. Requiring the state to prove guilt is a way of saying, “We won’t take your word for it.” Wendy Kaminer ‘It’s All The Rage’ 

 

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 . . . . . art by Shepherd Fairey (Obey Giant) of course