Tracy, CA—In this city of 81,500 people the police department boasted of an important arrest in connection with the murder of eight year-old Sandra Cantu.
The cops bagged a Sunday school teacher, Melissa Huckaby, 28 and accused her of rape and child molestation in addition to the killing.
There is no question that a despicable and horrific crime occurred. There is no eye-witness, video tape and the cops are not clairvoyant. Something led the cops to believe they had probable cause to make the arrest but have revealed no information other than to admit they did not discover a motive for the crime.
As usual a brigade of self-righteous harpies, have surfaced and began to condemn the suspect and demand she be put to death. I don’t suggest for a second that child killers don’t deserve some serious punishment. We have a process for this called a fair trial designed to determine guilt if it even exists.
I must take offense to the lynch-mob hate campaigns that always begin at the first sign of an infamous crime. They zero in on whoever the cops arrest and see their role as that of demanding justice. They cite whatever gossip hits print, TV or the Internet as the evidence as they pronounce guilt.
So many Americans have given their very lives so we could have a Bill of Rights that so many Americans hate with a vile passion. If the Bill of Rights was put on a public referendum today for a vote it would most definitely fail.