Friday, September 23, 2016

We have Entered the Day of the Armchair Jury

   We enter, then, the age of the armchair jury. With the advent of videos, and in a day when virtually anyone can take them, and with police cams, much of justice is evident to all.
  I heard a news commentator denouncing someone for saying someone should be convicted in one of the police-involved shooting cases. They suggested it is wrong to make such a judgment before the trial has even taken place. I do not know that I agree. Although the whole of the story is not told in most of the videos, they often catch much of what has happened. The videos sometimes do offer enough that you can begin to come to a judgment, as to whether what happened was just. Nor do I think it wrong to have an opinion, or to express it, when you view a video.

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