amongst books

amongst books

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Taking a stand

1. I believe in the concept of innocence until guilt is proven in a court of law.

2. Someone who is on the receiving end of negative accusations in public has the right to address the accusations through a court of law via lawsuits.

3. Proof is essential and cannot be discounted. The legal system cannot be disregarded or bypassed.

4. The court of public opinion where innuendo, gossip and power games are the chief means of  obtaining information, instead of facts, evidence and proof, is not an acceptable method of dealing with issues of criminality or wrong-doing.

These points for me are not debatable. I merely raise them for the sake of integrity and the need to demonstrate that not everyone agrees with those who think they are just in publicly shaming/gossiping about their peers or celebrities or whomever.  I am hoping people will think twice before spreading rumours, gossip and mean comments about their fellow human beings. Social media is not the correct way to deal with issues of criminality. I am not on any one side: accuser or accused, but more importantly I am on the side of everyone’s right to be presumed innocent unless they are convicted in a court of law.


I will not address specific issues in public, particularly in social  media. I encourage you to voice your own opinions in social media or elsewhere, but I will delete comments made on my FB page & any other social media I belong to, on this subject.