incrediBILL - 1:48 am on Mar 9, 2012 (gmt 0)
Call me a bleeding heart, but I prefer that we prove the person has actually done something criminal before treating them like a criminal.
When people are caught RED HANDED there isn't much wiggle room.
What do we need these days, a video posted on YouTube to prove guilt?
When it's purely circumstantial evidence, I'm all for more due process. But when you catch someone with their hand plainly in the cookie jar, everyone can see the hand in the cookie jar, you slap on the cuffs right away, seize the domain, etc.
I didn't say a little burden of proof wasn't a good thing, but swinging too far to the point that it's impossible to stop people is a bad thing.
FWIW, I've known a couple of good people spend a stint in jail because everyone involved lied and when the liars, the actual criminals committing perjury recanted, the government (DA) ignored them so due process doesn't work either. If you think due process works, it's a delusional dream, just ask my railroaded friend who now has irrational fears of picking up soap.
On the flipside, legalize pot, now THERE's some freedom and a new thread :)