My opinion "no" you cant have a fair trial now a days.. This is the problem with the USA.. Justice and fairness are not the same...Is a fair trial possible ?
gendun wrote:By the internationally accepted criteria of a fair trial in a democratic country.
Which largely assumes innocence until guilt is proved.
gendun wrote:Is this assumption possible in light of the publicity which surrounds this trial ?
gendun wrote:I am raising questions concerning complex issues. Not expecting simple answers.
The standards against which a trial is to be assessed in terms of fairness are numerous, complex, and constantly evolving.
gendun wrote:No I did not know that this topic has a history. And if it offends proprieties then I hope the moderators will intervene.
Having said that how can a topic like this NOT be appropriate on a Buddhist website per se ?
Do we live in a different world to the rest of humankind ?
gendun wrote:I read the reports and watched the tv footage and asked myself what chance the defendants have of a fair trial, and I felt for them. That was more or less it.
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