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Subject:  Re: Could your retirement survive this? Date:  5/10/2008  1:20 AM
Author:  SeattlePioneer Number:  13041 of 22164

<<a famous Judge (i forget which) said that the [criminal justice ] system is set-up under the principle that it's better to let ten guilty men go free than to execute one innocent. And that's as it should be.
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No doubt the famous judge was speaking metaphorically, since the justice system is designed to parse reality with much closer scrutiny than that as a standard.


However, I'd believe that for every thief or person who assaults someone and is convicted, they probably did that to at least ten other people and didn't get caught.



Seattle Pioneer
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