This is an e-mail my great Skin doctor brother, Brad, wrote in response to Alan Dershowitz piece in the Wall Street Journal, where Dershowitz claims the system worked [in the Casey Anthony trial]. I agree 100% with my brother and also agree with the passion he shows in this e-mail. Thanks Brad for allowing me to use your e-mail. What is mind boggling to me is that there wasn't one juror, not one juror, who held out using common sense. When the jurors went in to deliberate, I was worried there would be one non thinking juror who would cause a mistrial by holding out for not guilty. Did I miss that one. Now I wish there was one juror who caused a mistrial by holding out for guilty.
Here is my brother's passionate e-mail about this miscarriage of justice.
To all logical thinkers:
In Dershowitz own words, " a criminal trial is NOT about finding the
truth" ---if that is true than our entire legal system is broke and
no mr defense attorney Dershowitz, for that one reason you admit, the
system does not work--- if the trial is NOT to find truth and convict
the logically and reasonably obviously guilty person, then why even
have a trial at all!! We are wasting our money and time--- our present
system is simply about games lawyers play to brainwash a jury who is
not allowed to use reason and commen sense!!
If a civil trial documents guilt ( as in OJ) , but a criminal trial
allows the guilty to go free because of ridiculous standards and
refusal to allow reason to determine the decision, then NO the system
does not work-- the trial should ONLY be about finding truth and NEVER
be about one lawyer beating another lawyer--- I am saddened for our
legal system, embarrassed by our country's legal system and
frustrated. Juror # 3 today said she could NOT convict without
KNOWING the cause of death-- based on that , I could commit murder,
and you could be confident I did it, yet if I'm smart enough to do it
in such a way as forensic evidence is destroyed ( hide body for 6
months till it decomposes totally!), then I get off even though you
can reason that I am the gulity one-- what a warped system mr
Dershowitz. I am saddened a man as smart as you is so naive.