I do know something about a couple of things, after all.
Yesterday, this issue came up on Facebook:
Facebook screencap @8:10 PM PDT 22 June 2012
I only say this because, when the Jerry Sandusky defense attorney came out and spoke half an hour ago, he said precisely that. Sandusky wanted to testify, they told him it would be disastrous, since the Prosecutor could have then brought Matt out as a “rebuttal witness” and they decided NOT to have Sandusky take the stand in his own defense.
Found guilty on 45 of 48 counts, according to Pennlive DOT com, and subject to a minimum of 60 years in prison, according to MSNBC.
Or, as the MSNBC host called him “a monster.”
Goya – The sleep of reason breeds monsters
I believe that he is a truly sick individual and needs institutional treatment every bit as much as punitive imprisonment. (See “The Story of a Child Predator.”)
But what is my voice against the whirlwind of the self-righteous and the modern equivalent of the torches and pitchforks crowd who would have stoned a “harlot” to death, but for the intercession of a bearded guy in sandals, fabled of story and film?
Still, I know a little something about criminal trial procedure and tactics.