June 13, 2005
You've Been Struck By, A Smooth Criminal
So Michael Jackson has been found not guilty. Despite what many non-lawyers think when they ask me about it, I haven't followed this thing at all. Really, with all the various crimes and trials going on all the time I just don't care about one, especially one I'm not directly involved in. Anyway, I'm sure we're all going to know people, hell some of us might be them, that are pissed off like crazy about this. I'd just like to remind everyone that we have one of the most fair and least corrupt court systems in the world, the pinacle of which is the trial by jury. A group of strangers came together, looked at the facts, and made the best decision they could. Anyway, enough preaching. Like other high profile celebrity trials, this isn't really about the legal system, or even the facts of this case, it's about class, politics, and the really odd facination people have with seeing the once mighty humbled.