I love how passionate everyone got about this trial, as if, by listening to opinions on the news and reading articles on the internet they know the guilt or innocence of someone.
It's hard to imagine a scarier prospect that having your guilt and punishment decided by the uneducated masses that were just stirred up by people looking to capitalize on a situation.
The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one's time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all. - H.L. Mencken