“But lowering the gates for one party lowers the gates for allJune 26, 2012
Just as there are times we don recognize that we being moreJune 27, 2012
Jerry Sandusky is guilty of some pretty horrible crimes. The jury in the trial of Jerry Sandusky found him guilty on 45 of the 48 counts related to child sexual abuse. Given how ugly it was what he did, let’s hope the State prosecution didn’t make a mistake and set him up with an appeal on a technicality. After the verdict, his criminal defense attorneys promptly announced that they might appeal because they were “unprepared” to try the case. They apparently filed a sealed motion, denied by the judge before jury selection, to allow them to quit because the case came to trial in “only” seven months. When you are talking about crimes as heinous as those Sandusky was convicted of most people think “justice delayed is justice denied.” I imagine the families of the children involved wanted this trial over and done. The irony is that, if the case was rushed to trial, it is possible that the verdict could be overturned on appeal and delay justice longer than if the Pennsylvania Court had allowed the defense to have more time to prepare. Maybe when someone has done things as ugly as Sandusky did justice delayed is the only way to make sure justice is not denied.