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Originally posted by Jankinonya:
This is what is so messed up with our judicial system! Why is "not guilty" even an option? Eye witnesses, cameras, police, right there. Saw it all. They tackled him where he stood!

Not guilty he says..... Roll Eyes

Now if he had entered a plea of insanity...I could buy that.



The Birmingham police officers got away with beating an unconscious man with the same evidence against them. Some here were elated about it.

Sometimes karma is a freaky thing.

Anyway...his plea will be not guilty by reason of insanity.
quote:
Originally posted by Jankinonya:
This is what is so messed up with our judicial system! Why is "not guilty" even an option? Eye witnesses, cameras, police, right there. Saw it all. They tackled him where he stood!

Not guilty he says..... Roll Eyes

Now if he had entered a plea of insanity...I could buy that.


Not guilty is an option because our wise founding fathers decided that everyone has the right to a fair trial. He has the absolute right to have 12 people decide his fate, regardless of how futile it may be. The only way to get to trial is to initially enter a not guilty plea or an "insanity" plea.
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Originally posted by lawguy07:
quote:
Originally posted by Jankinonya:
This is what is so messed up with our judicial system! Why is "not guilty" even an option? Eye witnesses, cameras, police, right there. Saw it all. They tackled him where he stood!

Not guilty he says..... Roll Eyes

Now if he had entered a plea of insanity...I could buy that.


Not guilty is an option because our wise founding fathers decided that everyone has the right to a fair trial. He has the absolute right to have 12 people decide his fate, regardless of how futile it may be. The only way to get to trial is to initially enter a not guilty plea or an "insanity" plea.


Yes, I think that was my last sentence up there. Insanity plea I could understand. I just don't understand how "not guilty" is an option when it is more than obvious that he did it.

I am not a lawyer and have never studied law, but it just makes no sense that someone can do what he did, right in front of everyone and then stand up in our courts and basically say "I didn't do it"

I am all for everyone getting a fair trial. There are just some cases that seem to not fit the standard way of doing things. I will take a step back and say that he does have the same rights as everyone else regardless of his horrible act. I guess it just sounds rediculous to me that a case like this, "not guilty" is the term used in our courts. I mean does anyone believe that he didn't do this?

And b, I think that insane people are still capable of making plans.
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Originally posted by Jankinonya:
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Originally posted by lawguy07:
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Originally posted by Jankinonya:
This is what is so messed up with our judicial system! Why is "not guilty" even an option? Eye witnesses, cameras, police, right there. Saw it all. They tackled him where he stood!

Not guilty he says..... Roll Eyes

Now if he had entered a plea of insanity...I could buy that.


Not guilty is an option because our wise founding fathers decided that everyone has the right to a fair trial. He has the absolute right to have 12 people decide his fate, regardless of how futile it may be. The only way to get to trial is to initially enter a not guilty plea or an "insanity" plea.


Yes, I think that was my last sentence up there. Insanity plea I could understand. I just don't understand how "not guilty" is an option when it is more than obvious that he did it.

I am not a lawyer and have never studied law, but it just makes no sense that someone can do what he did, right in front of everyone and then stand up in our courts and basically say "I didn't do it"

I am all for everyone getting a fair trial. There are just some cases that seem to not fit the standard way of doing things. I will take a step back and say that he does have the same rights as everyone else regardless of his horrible act. I guess it just sounds rediculous to me that a case like this, "not guilty" is the term used in our courts. I mean does anyone believe that he didn't do this?

And b, I think that insane people are still capable of making plans.


More than anything else, pleading "not guilty" is just giving notice that the prosecution will have to prove their case in a court of law. More than one high profile case has been lost because the prosecution was unable to convince a jury of the guilt of the accused.

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