Mac McDougall checks in with his well wishes…
Monday, 19 April 2010
Tim [Harrington] and Walt,
If ever there was a man who fully understood what the trial by jury was about, it was this man.
“If the government may decide who may, and who may not, be jurors, it will of course select only its partisans, and those friendly to its measures. It may not only prescribe who may, and who may not, be eligible to be drawn as jurors; but it may also question each person drawn as a juror, as to his sentiments in regard to the particular law involved in each trial, before suffering him to be sworn on the panel; and exclude him if he be found unfavorable to the maintenance of such a law.” From an Essay on the Trial by Jury by Lysander Spooner, 1852. (CLICK HERE for Spooner’s Essay on the Trial by Jury)
It’s very pertinent to Monroe County. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.
(For Sergeant Harrington and myself, thank you Mac. Thank you all for your prayers and tremendous support. Words don’t work well in times such as these. Our simple sincere “thank you” will have to do)