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  •  After shooting the security guard, hijacking a car (0+ / 0-)

    .. shooting and lobbing hand grenades and bombs at the cops, driving through a police barricade and such, I suppose suspect's "guilt" was less of a concern than potential danger to the public.

    And to be fair, you'd also have to make the same conclusions about the public vis a vis Twitter, Reddit, etc.

    Note he's still officially referred to as a suspect, which is as it should be.

    And now can get due process.

    What about my Daughter's future?

    by koNko on Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 12:51:58 AM PDT

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    •  the public... (1+ / 0-)
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      the public doesn't have a responsibility to report facts when delivering "news" they can speculate all they want.

      and as far as the suspects guilt, like I said, I don't doubt he is guilty, I was just sickened by the way CNN abandoned all pretense of "innocent until proven guilty." I don't care how much evidence there is, until a judge issues a verdict, the media should be very careful, but they aren't. The media has a bad habit of convicting high profile suspects in the hearts and minds of the public well before trial. Using the word "suspect" doesn't make it better in the context of "police want to take the suspect alive so they can interrogate him." without any mention that it might be nice if he was alive for a trial.

      This is America, we have due process. It is the right of every citizen. It should not be abridged. Not even in the hearts and minds of the public due to irresponsible reporting from the media.

      "There is one rule for the industrialist and that is: Make the best quality of goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible." -Henry Ford

      by sixeight120bpm on Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 02:00:10 AM PDT

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      •  Repeat: That's why cops/courts/lawyers exist (0+ / 0-)

        Media reports "news", not necessarily "facts".

        Should they use the terms "alleged", "accused", etc. ?  Sure.

        But if you are looking for the objectivity of a legal process from popular media, I have to say good luck, because it has a long history of distortion, pandering, etc.  Almost as long as printing presses have been available, this has been the case from libelles onward.

        What about my Daughter's future?

        by koNko on Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 10:24:29 AM PDT

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