People are always looking for ways to vilify someone who has been accused (not even convicted) as a criminal when news of their accusation comes out;…

People are always looking for ways to vilify someone who has been accused (not even convicted) as a criminal when news of their accusation comes out; it doesn’t matter one bit whether that person is actually guilty or not.   Because obviously, anyone who has ever had a bad mood, acted a little weird, been withdrawn is a murderer/serial killer/terrorist. And when you’re a news channel, it’s obviously a good idea to talk to people who hardly knew the accused person/disliked the accused person so that you can get juicy tidbits about how weird and withdrawn they were in high school and how that alone is evidence of the accused person’s guilt.   It’s sad that this is what usually happens when someone becomes a suspect in a criminal case. Even though legal trials haven’t been held (so a jury hasn’t decided whether the person is innocent or guilty), people jump to conclusions about a suspect like “Oh that person is so horrible; they did something so horrific”. What happened to innocent until proven guilty? It seems like in the public eye, it’s the other way around.
– Allyson

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