A) Joan stands accused of a crime. She is guilty. But she is found innocent and goes unpunished.
B) Mary stands accused of a crime. She is innocent. But she is found guilty and is sentenced as such.
I have always felt passionately that there is no greater injustice than someone being wrongly convicted of a crime. But more and more I feel like I am out of sync with most people. Conservatives probably find me to be a bleeding heart who doesn’t give cops the deference they deserve. Liberals probably see me as a victim blamer when I start talking about presumption of innocence and burden of proof even in cases where the victim has suffered greatly.
I truly and unashamedly can say I would rather one hundred guilty individuals go free than have one innocent individual be convicted.
Am I as out there as it feels sometimes?