Justice Department opens probe into Jeffrey Epstein plea deal

Trump and Epstein are two accused pedophile rapists.

Trump and Epstein have not been convicted beyond the shadow of a reasonable doubt in a court of law, which means that they are not officially guilty. Are they almost certainly guilty? Yes. Would any reasonable judge or jury convict them? Most likely, yes. Are there multiple instances of very obvious obstruction and witness tampering? Yes, but again, nothing has been conclusively proven.

“Innocent until proven guilty” is a cornerstone of our justice system and is ultimately far more beneficial than “guilty until proven innocent”. You can absolutely look at cases like this and ask why the wealthy are able to bully and intimidate their way out of crimes, you can ask why victims are coerced into dropping charges, you can ask why some of these BS plea deals or sentences defeat the purpose of justice, but the solution is system reform, not simply saying the mob gets to decide who’s innocent and who’s guilty.

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