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October 29, 2006
Regarding "Verdict against Lay is erased," Oct. 18: Our laws say that a person is innocent until proved guilty. The late Kenneth L. Lay was proved guilty by a jury of his peers. Therefore, it seems to me that now he is guilty until proved innocent. Julian Keithahn San Juan Capistrano
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1986
The heartbeat quickens. The throat tightens. The tears come. I'm reacting to the news of the U.S. attack on Libya. We have become that which we loathe and fear. Terrorists kill innocent people. We kill innocent people. God help us, I fail to see the difference. SKIP PEDIGO Huntington Beach
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1991
In the U.S. you are innocent until proven guilty. But in Senate confirmation hearings, you are guilty until proven innocent--especially if you have been nominated by a Republican President. ARTHUR MARX, Los Angeles
OPINION
May 6, 2001
Re "1 Killed, 7 Hurt as Hijacked MTA Bus Plows Into Vehicles," May 3: I don't understand. The policy of the police is not to shoot at a fleeing suspect, even one suspected of a violent crime and with a hostage, if there is risk of hitting an innocent citizen. But if a suspect flees in a vehicle, the police proceed with a high-speed chase. Not surprisingly, the result too often is a crash where innocent people are injured or killed. What did the police think would result from the high-speed chase of a 16-ton bus through the downtown rush-hour traffic?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1990
Fein's column is specious, if not a classic example of newspeak. Dreyfus was innocent; North, by his own admission, was guilty. DAVID M. SHERR Santa Monica
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1992
What an ironic abuse of terms in the headline, "The Rescue of Roe vs. Wade!" Rescuing has to do with saving lives. Abortion consists in destroying lives--innocent human lives! RALPH WEISHAAR Malibu
WORLD
January 3, 2010 | By Scott Kraft
Everywhere he went in Freetown's ghettos, a dreadlocked young vocalist named Innocent heard the plea. People were fed up with lies, theft and corruption. This government had to go, they said, and they begged Innocent to speak out. So late one night, Innocent drove to Forensic Studios, a rundown pair of rooms on a clamorous downtown street. The sound engineer was asleep on an old sofa, and Innocent shook him awake. "Let's do something," Innocent said, "and release it tomorrow."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1986
Your article on the anniversary of the Miranda decision overly concerned itself with the effect of Miranda on convictions of those who have committed crimes. We must never forget that the true importance of Miranda and the Fifth Amendment is the protection of the rights of the innocent. Without the Miranda warnings, the very true danger exists that the innocent, in a frightening environment and under intense questioning by experienced policemen, will break down and admit to committing crimes they did not commit.
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