Saturday, November 07, 2009

Guilty until proved innocent

Legions of news sources, including the usually fairly progressive Daily Telegraph (UK) and ABC (Australia) have preemptively declared Army psychiatrist Major Nidal Malik Hasan guilty of the Fort Hood shootings. Trial, shmial. The hallowed concept of 'innocent until proved guilty' seems to have escaped so-called journalists and editors worldwide. Fortunately, the writers of the Wikipedia article do not play so fast and free with civil rights.

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