This acquittal is incredulous. At the very least, let a jury decide.
Just to be clear, no one was acquitted. The charges were dropped and the case dismissed. No trial on the merits was had. If a real investigation is done and the guys were actually involved, then they can be re-charged.
But how does a trial proceed if the prosecution won't bring it? If there isn't enough evidence to try the case, how do you let the jury decide? Part of Bot's point is that you don't want to try people on emotion, you want to try them on evidence, which is also why some cases are moved out of certain jurisdictions to avoid a simple "we are mad and this guy was arrested so we're finding him guilty" mentality.
The one thing that affords the smallest
amount of comfort is that at least these weren't rich, pampered white boys from landed families, then you might lean towards the suspicion that their dismissal was simply purchased. I've never been in a Texas courtroom (or PA's office) but I hope they have enough integrity that when they have evidence, they try (or settle the case) and when they don't, they request dismissal.
I'm still curious what led to these guys being arrested in the first place; I hope they had something to go on other than something purely coincidental or circumstantial.