15 July 2006

"...These Are Their Stories"

I was playing tennis this morning and some older gentlemen came to the court next to us for doubles. I overheard a snippet of conversation from them about one having jury duty this week. The comment that got me was something to the effect that if they were breathing, they were guilty.

Me, I see things a bit differently. I figure if an ADA's mouth is open, booze is going in. I figure if a cop's mouth is open, lies are coming out. And even if someone's guilty, the odds that some moron didn't screw up the case are slim.

Our criminal justice system is well designed, but the people filling too many of its roles are incompetent, ignorant, and just plain negligent.