The most cherished of all the principles of the American judicial system is that a person is “innocent until proven guilty.” The burden of proof is placed squarely on the person bringing the accusation.
Unfortunately, this most sacred of all rights has been discarded as the nation confronts Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s potential confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court.
At this time, we have witnessed a distinct paradox regarding the presumption of innocence because that right contrasts with the social norms articulated by the #MeToo movement. There are some sections of the population who continuously state that all accusers of sexual assault must and should be believed, regardless of due process and what the accused has to say.
It’s as though a social media mob has seized control of the USA justice system. I don’t think this is what is meant by the phrase, “Justice is blind”.
Author: Khürt Williams
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