how all that testimony formed a structure of truth,
the bits and pieces of recordable history available to us now.
The bits and pieces, fitting snugly into the puzzle, a collection presented to the jury,
that the jury might feel safe in believing the believable witnesses.
The testimony and evidence, which was obtained at significant cost to our county and to the lives of those affected. Witnesses must be brought back to Kansas. Police and detectives are off their regular duties during trial. People who have been interviewed and taped are summoned. Volunteers in Africa leave their posts to come testify to the crime. Fascinatingly, orphans in Africa rode the wave of this Butterfly Effect.
( This is not a sideshow. )
There was not the smoking gun?
(Which is what? A man in a ski mask jumping into the front seat of your car as you put your keys in one evening? And then Having passersby jump on him, holding him down while the police are called? Him holding a knife with the blood of sacrificed kittens?)
Smoking guns are used in murders. Some have called rape the Murder of the Soul. Others see it as internal battering, a theft, and if nothing else, answer this
Riley County Folk
Are We to be the culture
will WE be the generation that teaches our young men,
our young boys that a character of licentiousness, of bullying, of inferiority wanting to win and have what it wants?? Lessee, licentiousness, bullying, inferiority wanting to win and have what it wants. How far can one go before it is a crime?
For just this one month, can we only mention how to stop this crime by addressing the perpetrators alone?
They say because of snazzy TV crime shows, every jury wants DNA, geo-specific Micropebbles, and satellite images of the suspects' brainwave changes on disc, old barbers and girl friends and mini-mart clerks showing up from the 90's to Reveal an Astonishing bit of PROOF right at the end!
Well, ok but But we’re gonna have to pay to get all this good $tuff.
So I know after several years in my current job that the CA’s office is in high gear All the Time,
and has a responsibility to Us, the folks of Riley County) to use our money and time wisely. So let’s give them a few million dollars to add some staff (they really do deserve it) and a few million more for a crime lab. Let’s petition State Officials to Beef up the KBI and DNA labs.
Justice is in fact delayed in Kansas due to state-wide back log and understaffing.
We as Riley County citizens/jurists must decide how far beyond reasonable doubt the cases must be proven—
those who have served on juries must say what is needed.
if we are going to rely
more on the presence of snazzy historic bits that thermomicrovaccuums can find--
we are going to Activate the quality in humans called "Reasonable,"
then the Game has changed.
That is, if we Riley County folk
are no longer going to consider the truths we know in our own hearts, (that’s why there are 12 jurors) --if we are not going to accept that the believability of witnesses IS evidence,
if we do not get to utilize our judgement based on our past life experiences,
then the game has changed.
We should just get one of those machines that calls Tennis Balls in or out.
We will be sacrificing the word,
we will be giving up the source of