You know what’s really unethical? Having 16 credible accusations that don’t even merit a congressional investigation and the beginning of impeachment proceedings. Impeachment is essentially an indictment and leveling of charges, that then go forward in a due process manner. Why is that not taking place?
“According to the U.S. Supreme Court, the presumption of the innocence of a criminal defendant is best described as an assumption of innocence that is indulged in the absence of contrary evidence (Taylor v. Kentucky, 436 U.S. 478, 98 S. Ct. 1930, 56 L. Ed. 2d 468 ). It is not considered evidence of the defendant’s innocence, (empahsis mine) and it does not require that a mandatory inference favorable to the defendant be drawn from any facts in evidence.
It does not literally mean that we think people who are standing trial are considered innocent, and it’s misleading to continue to bandy that phrase around as if it did. We also are not out of line to accuse or suspect someone when given probable cause to do so. When a crime is reported, we believe the accuser until such time as further investigation reveals that we should not believe them. And then we proceed accordingly.”