There is an old country song by Tom T Hall years ago and they lyric went something like
Hang them all you get the guilty, hang they all you cannot miss, hang them all you get the
guilty, a lot of problems solved like this
The last line was disturbing, it mentioned the fact that eventually when they hang them all
they're going to hang you too.
Fact is we have laws to make sure in a society we get it right, and that means we also
have to pay the bill for justice served. Besides, I don't think Pickton did this alone because
he just isn't smart enough. I wonder who else was involved and if it turns out to be true and
society finds out the money will be worth it. Remember if we as a people ever get the power
to go about administering quick justice, without knowing all the facts and getting it right,
we will someday pay with the very democracy we cherish. I don't like spending that
kind of money but justice was served. If you or I are accused we at least have the law to
defend ourselves, something we would not have if we didn't spend the money and go by
the dictates and restrictions of the law to ensure fundamental justice.