This guy is as guilty as it gets.Bystanders tackled him with the gun still in his hand."The smoking gun" applies here.
I remember when someone on death row got executed within a month or two of their conviction.States didn't spend all that money on appeals.Seemed to work out well.But today we have to do all this politically correct B.S.
That's great then. Apparently we don't need to grant him a trial or even let him speak at all then since apparently newspaper, tv, and internet reports seem to be enough to execute him. I mean due process sure is a silly little annoyance that we get caught up on. Forget the fact that it's in place to protect us all. Let's identify the bad guy as quickly as possible and pull the trigger.
I'm glad you look fondly on the days of lynch mob justice. But considering that innocents are executed today, even with the exhaustive appeals process that's in place now, how many innocent people do you think were executed in those days? Do you really believe that's acceptable?
No, I don't really doubt this guy is guilty, but there is no such thing as a smoking gun in the criminal justice system. Eye witness testimony can be faulty, manipulated, coerced or outright lies, photos and video can be doctored, evidence and DNA can be planted. Do I think this happens often or even at all? No, not particularly. But that doesn't mean the possibility isn't there. I don't care how small that possibility is. For me, being on the right side of justice means showing you understand the value of human life, even if it means allowing an underserving human life to continue.