Justice is (Supposed) To Be Blind

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There has been some recent controversy the possibility that the trial of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four alleged accomplices, will take place in a civilian court in my home state of New Haven, Connecticut. There are some who say that the trial is taking place to close to the sight of the crime, and there are others, who believe that terrorists do not deserve a civilian trial. Sarah Palin was quoted as saying in a recent speech, “I don’t think the terrorists are worthy of our rights.” Our justice system was created to give an impartial and fair trial to everyone, even the most despised of our society, hence the saying “justice is blind.” If we allow our emotions to get in the way and to influence our justice system then we will lose our justice system and our democracy, our justice system is set up so that the guilty will be proven guilty through the use of evidence and facts, not voted guilty by the community based on their perception of the situation. If we try an alleged terrorist in a civilian court it will show the world that the United States has evolved and we are no longer being controlled by fear, on the other hand if we have a military tribunal this will be another nail in the coffin of our democracy. Justice is (supposed) to be blind.

You can find politics on Michael Kirschner’s website at http://www.michaelkirschner.wordpress.com/


About Michael Kirschner
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