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Atlanta shooting raise big questions about criminal justice system
After reading this story:
I am convinced more than ever that we need to reform the jury system in the US. In Europe, they use retired judges and other experts as jurors. The judges are also the ones who pick the 'expert witnesses' instead of allowing the defense and prosecution to bring in experts who are paid to contradict each other. In the US, any bozo can be a juror. In this case, some bozo ended up causing a hung jury in this scumbag's first trial, and instead of being locked up forever, he gets to wander around a courtroom in the free world, and ends up killing judges and police officers (obviously the man is an innocent man) and is now loose in the community, a friggin scumbag rapist and killer. We need to stop this idiocy of allowing easily swayed idiots the opportunity to set scumbags like this free.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address