To: J. Neil Schulman
If he is innocent---
Why didn't he testify on his own behalf?
Why didn't he go to pieces when the bodies of Laci and Conner were found?
Why did he sit in that courtroom day after day looking like he didn't give a horses A@@ about his dead wife and child?
Why didn't he demand, demand and DEMAND his chance to get on the stand and cry his heart out at his terrible loss?
The argument of his innocence is saying is that if you kill right and dispose of the body correctly, then all the other evidence doesn't count. Even if every frigging' arrow in the universe is pointing at you. It just says "Hey guys, do it right and you too can kill!"
We got that from OJ, I resent like hell it being OK'd again.
posted on 11/30/2004 10:51:55 AM PST
(Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.)
I fear that I was turned off by the daily update process too many folks produced as justification for their presence on the air waves.
Consequently, I am not fully up to speed on the details. What little I have heard, despite my best attempts, however, supports this author's take on things. Your response completely misses the point. While he may not have cried and did not take the stand to wail and moan, there is no requirement for him to do either. It is the state's requirement to prove their case. Try countering the author's charge that almost every element of the crime was simply absent, unproven, or unprovable. Then, maybe you have a point.
Of course you're free to have an opinion without being held to "beyond a reasonable doubt." But the jury is not and based on this piece, they may have failed in their responsibility. It definitely wouldn't be the first time and inevitably won't be the last, but we should abhor it, instead of embracing it. Otherwise, any one of us may be the next to suffer for it.
"Why didn't he testify on his own behalf?"
Because it is his right to not have to prove himself innocent. The accused has the right to be silent in this country and not contribute to his own prosecution.
posted on 11/30/2004 11:47:08 AM PST
("Tolerance" means WE have to tolerate THEM, they can hate us all they want.)
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