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  •  Again, no. (1+ / 0-)
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    These things must be proven in a court of law before he can be incarcerated for them.  They don't need to be proven in a court of law in order for them to be true.

    Let me ask you this - was Al Capone a murderer, bootlegger, and general crook?  Or was he just a tax dodger, since that's what he was ultimately convicted of.

    Or a more general example - if the cops catch you dealing heroin, but the evidence is thrown out as the result of an unlawful search, are you not still a heroin dealer?  Did your conduct become lawful just because you couldn't be convicted for it?  Of course not.

    There's a difference between committing a crime and being convicted of it.

    Clearly, I need to find a witty sig line.

    by libdevil on Wed Mar 03, 2010 at 12:03:08 PM PST

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