Wouldn't it be advisable to wait until all the evidence comes in before
we reach firm conclusions about what happened between Trayvon Martin
and Zimmerman? It's hard enough for anyone to make reasoned and
supportable inferences from a given body of evidence. It's all the
harder for the people passing judgment on the event to do so if they and we know that they have only a portion of the available evidence.
2. I guess we should glad that American no longer has trial travesties
and mob justice of the sort Hollywood so ably chronicled as happening in
the South in the 1920s and 1930s. Today I'm sure we wouldn't tolerate
attempts to influence the course of criminal justice by mass parades and
pronouncements by prominent citizens expressing their firm belief in
the criminal guilt of the projected defendant. We wouldn't approve of such things today, would we?
Student of the law of evidence, evidence, inference, and investigation. Sometimes writes books. Sometimes writes articles. Sometimes tinkers with computer programs to support the marshaling of evidence for legal activities such as trials and pretrial discovery and investigation. And sometimes takes photographs.