Michael Jackson's Trials

Michael Jackson's Trials


The Ongoing Trials of The Late Michael Jackson

Sunday, May 09, 2004

Let the Courts Do Their Job

The period between now and the trial of Michael Jackson can, to some extent, be likened to a vacuum. As we all know, nature abhors a vacuum.

As people wait for the trial to commence they are desperate for "news/information" to fill the void.

One particular rumour that is apparently "doing the rounds", concerns an alleged letter that will be posted on the internet by the mother of one of the parties involved.

It seems, so the rumour goes, that she will try to rally support via the net.

I cannot vouch for the veracity, or otherwise of this rumour. However, this seems to be an apposite opportunity for me to venture my opinion on the relationship between the media and the judicial process.

The charges raised against Michael Jackson are very serious. Whatever peoples' views as to his innocence, or guilt, he is nonetheless presumed innocent until proven guilty. The forum for proving guilt is the court, not the net or the media.

Let the judicial system do its job; justice will not be served by pandering to peoples' prejudices outside of the courtroom.

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