Monday, June 18, 2007


As my son and his friends "say" to each other, I'm AFK (Away From Keyboard) right now. My friend Zen Buddhist needs a car, so we're off car shopping this morning. I'll write more this afternoon. Have a great morning!


Scott said...

Wanted to leave a quick point about the OJ situation. As a Canadian I have a very difficult time understanding the US Justice System. I can't wrap my head around how he can be found innocent or not guilty of the crime in criminal court (even if that was a farce) and then he goes to another court and he is held financially responsible. That whole idea is interesting to me.

It would be great to see you post about that and get opinions from readers.


The Lazy Iguana said...

Scott - it is a burden of proof thing. In the criminal court the burden of proof is on the State to prove that the defendant did in fact do the crime. The jury is supposed to not return a conviction if there is "reasonable doubt" as to the guilt. In a civil court, the burden of proof shifts more to the defendant. Also the charge is different. And so is the evidence allowed. I knew the OJ trial was all over when one side had to use a "Mr. DNA" cartoon poster to explain DNA evidence to the jury.

Saur - talk your friend into a Toyota or Honda.

Lee Ann said...

Have a good day AFK!

The Lazy Iguana said...

We demand that you return.