Stupid Americans: example #5

Friday, November 11, 2005
In a perfect example of what is wrong with this country, I heard a women say on the local news.

"Facts are Facts. You aren't indicted in this country unless you did something wrong."

I don't remember the exact story or what was going on but are you joking me? Are people so stupid to think that this is true? Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty? Plenty of people get indicted without having done anything wrong. And to call it a fact that you did something wrong just because you are indicted? I just don't know what to say to that.


Ryan said...

The national acquittal rate for felonies is a little over 20%. That's a whole fifth of those who go to trial. Then when you consider that a great number of charges are dropped before trial the total number of false accusations is surprisingly high. That's why the trial system is so important.