While what you say should always be norm, sadly our society has moved from the innocent until proven guilty.
It is as if all cases I can think back on, the media and those who follow the cases have concluded the person guilty.
I suppose some might say, if the prosecutors have enough to charge than he must be guilty and the trial is just formality. I do not support that but it is just how it appears.
He deserves the presumption. But, and this is where I am getting ticked off at the few cases I have read of returning folks from Iraq getting into trouble and than using the excuse of war to justify the actions.
Your comment gave me cause, I will try harder to remain fair.
Thanks so much.
Something is really odd here for the simple fact that people his age just don't go from "no criminal record" to deciding one day to shoot down police helicopters. I might be able to understand if he was drunk (not that it would justify it) but people who commit those types of crimes under the influence typically have a history of alcohol abuse.
Something's not passing the smell test here and/or too much information is being withheld.