Define Reasonable Doubt

The whole point of trials is to make sure you are locking up the right people. When a government locks people up indefinitely without trial, they are saying, We know we are locking up people we have no right to lock up, but we don’t care. We are locking them up for reasons we are unwilling to divulge, most likely reasons that would be politically embarrassing to us. The government might say they can’t take any risk acquitting guilty people. Let them instruct the jury to that danger into account when deciding on what reasonable doubt means in this case.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)