Daily Entry: June 17th, 2017

Sat Jun 17 22:18:13 UTC 2017

Mistrail in the Cosby case.

Been seeing a lot of people admonishing others for having an attitude of "guilty until proven innocent".

Random people on the sidelines aren't the law. They don't have to have an attitude of "innocent until proven guilty".

And in this case, assuming Cosby's innocence is assuming many others of being liars to a criminal level. If we're pretending that social opinion is a crime, both the accuser and the accused are on trial. There is no real neutral ground. So I'm going to form an informed opinion, and when I don't have enough information, I'm going to side with those with less resources and/or a lack of proper representation or power. Chances are they're not criminals, they're oppressed.