Reply To: Electronic etchings: The damaging permanence of lists in the digital era



All “freedom of the press” aside, I think it is asinine for newspapers and TV news to report on “accusations” because our “great and wonderful” country of people just LOVE to mentally convict people BEFORE their day in court.

If there’s a news report that someone committed a crime, many people will see that and assume guilt.
If no guilt can be proven and the person is set free, there’s no guarantee that the public saw, heard or read the outcome. They just remember the original accusation.

Why is an arrest a ‘public record’? Arrests do not prove guilt. What is wrong with mankind that we just love dramatic bullshit? We thrive on it. Why?
Doesn’t anyone have anything better to do? Maybe pay a bill or take their family out to dinner? Geez!