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Innocent Until

PRESUMED INNOCENT?: Widely misunderstood concept needing correction, explanation

Question: Ever hear, “In America you’re innocent until proven guilty!” “In America, you enjoy a presumption of innocence” from lawyers seeking to deflect a client’s appearance of guilt from newscasters and television talking heads.

Sure you have. Every time Donald Trump gets indicted.

But if innocent until proven guilty, why was the person arrested in the first place?

If innocent until proven guilty, why are some persons in jail as they await trial?


Answer: Because One is NOT Presumed Innocent Until Proven Guilty! Continue reading