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Getting away with it

Letter to the Editor


Last updated 12/30/2020 at 10:28am

Yesterday, my 13-year-old son asked me about the election, and the fraud charges leveled by President Trump and his supporters.

I thought about my answer for a bit, then used the O.J. Simpson trial, and that jury verdict, as an example of how humans who want to believe something badly can be convinced that an enormous ‚Äúpreponderance of evidence‚ÄĚ should be ignored. In the O.J. case, the evidence, both physical and circumstantial, was overwhelming. He was obviously guilty.

Sadly, a jury predisposed to mistrust police and support a celebrity voted to acquit.

With the recent Trump accus...

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