Continuing the Crook County News Since 1884

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

Kuhl – innocent until proven guilty?

While I am no lawyer, it is my understanding that in the United States, all defendants facing criminal charges are still, to this day, presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Perhaps that only applies in our county to people not worthy of front-page news?

I guess there is always the room that houses the Court of Public Opinion that some tend to enter hastily, convicting a defendant, long before court proceedings, via town gossip and social media.

It’s something many of us, including myself, are guilty of. The concept of “innoce...

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