Category Archives: Witch Hunt

Our criminal justice system isn’t that much better than trial by ordeal.

Attorney Matt Kaiser writes:

“After reading the first 11 pages of Kozinski’s piece, one gets the strong feeling that our criminal justice system isn’t that much better than trial by ordeal. Instead of drowning people, making them drink poison, or setting them on fire, we subject them to other rituals that are not much more tethered to actual guilt or innocence. Instead of relying on faith in the Almighty to rescue a person accused of a crime, we now place our faith in a similarly powerful entity — the Department of Justice. Kozinski gives us little reason to think that faith is well-placed. There is, in fact, a reason to think trial by ordeal may be better — at least God isn’t trying to rack up stats to justify His work.”

Read the full article here.

Convictions tossed out in Austin satanic day care case

Jodi’s trial was also a witch hunt. people are still as easily fooled now as they were then.

Trial by Media

This was a witch hunt from the beginning,” Johnson wrote, finding fault with investigators who too easily accepted fantastic claims of abuse, including plane trips to Mexico during which children were abused and returned to Austin in time for afternoon pickup by their parents.

From Convictions tossed out in Austin satanic day care case May 20, 2015

Via The ongoing legacy of the great satanic sex abuse panic Radley Balko, Washington Post, May 26, 2015

Of course, witch hunts are still with us, and probably always will be, the trials of Debra Milke, Amanda Knox and Jodi Arias show that people are still as easily fooled now as they were then.

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