1997-06-05 - Re: A Fair Trial for the Waco Raiders…is it too much to ask for?

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From: Tom Weinstein <tomw@netscape.com>
To: Tim May <tcmay@got.net>
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Reply To: <199706042113.RAA15819@muesli.ai.mit.edu>
UTC Datetime: 1997-06-05 04:06:20 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 5 Jun 1997 12:06:20 +0800

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From: Tom Weinstein <tomw@netscape.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 1997 12:06:20 +0800
To: Tim May <tcmay@got.net>
Subject: Re: A Fair Trial for the Waco Raiders...is it too much to ask for?
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Tim May wrote:
> Why is it so radical to ask that a criminal trial be held for those
> responsible, and all participants, and that the appropriate penalties
> be meted out if any of those charged are found guilty? Texas is very
> liberal with the lethal injections, so what's the big deal about
> having a trial and giving the needle to a dozen or so of the BATF
> leaders?

You're forgetting that guilt is decided by the DA when he brings the
case, not by the jury.  After all, if the accused wasn't guilty, he
wouldn't have been charged, right?

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