Friday, September 12, 2014

"Innocent until proven guilty" is just a fading memory

I see where Adrian Peterson is the latest (black) dude to get the tar and feathers in this neo-Puritan era.

Thus destroying the reputation and the career of another iconic athlete on the altar of political correctitude.

It's not just the black dudes and it's not just the athletes, of course...

Look what happened to billionaire Donald "honcus blancus" Sterling when he ran afoul of the prevailing standards of justice.

Those prevailing standards have nothing in common with the old standards. Innocent until proven guilty has been augmented with "unless previously condemned in YouTube video." 

Nothing in American jurisprudence makes it a crime to be a misogynist or a racist pig.

Those are First Amendment banalities.

We're heading into uncharted territory here, the territory of "justice by social media."

Facebook can be the judge, jury, and executioner.

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