Mailvox: a swing and a miss

This kind of “mob” mentality leads to mob “justice” and that’s not where we really want to go, if you think about it. Besides, do courts and juries ever get it wrong? Yep, you bet.

I remember watching the case (on A&E) of this black man, Ronald Cotton, of Burlington, NC who was arrested of raping this white girl in 1984 and was tried and convicted of it in early ’85. He kept saying he didn’t do it and claimed the girl had it wrong, but she pointed him out specifically.

The significant difference, of course, is that Cotton denied committing the crime. The late and unlamented Spanish Torch admitted it without expressing any remorse for it.

When the king fails to provide justice, people will seek it on their own. Thus has it always been, thus will it always be.