Letter: Impartiality of jury system beats mob mentality any day

Anchorage Daily NewsJuly 21, 2013 

In reference to the Martin-Zimmerman case, a justice system is only as effective as its frontline law enforcement, lawyers and judges. Of course it is tragic that a young life was wasted, but it amazes me to read that there are so many people from all over this nation who think they are above or beyond the justice system in their reasoning.

I’m getting the impression there is a growing mentality that would rather simply abandon the impartiality of a jury governed by a judge, for mob rule. Violence begets violence, and those who propagate hate, seal their own fate.

— Michael Donnelly



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