In response to my noting that the Florida Supreme Court has approved the state’s policy of convicting people of possessing drugs without proving they did so knowingly (a problem not unique to Florida), someone named Paul Murray comments,
Surely all that’s needed is to get a pickpocket to plant some grass clippings on these judges.
Yeah, I’m convinced that one of the reasons judges keep issuing rulings like this (and that lawmakers keep passing laws like this) is that they never get caught up in the justice system themselves. Sure, they offer all kinds of legal arguments, but they also talk a lot about the need for “balance.” Maybe if they got rousted by the cops a little more often, their sense of balance would give more weight to freedom.
Which reminded me of an idea I had earlier.