The Corner

Re: Vigilantism or Justice?

Rod, go with your confusion. Molestation is not a capital offense, and even if it were, the state reserves to itself the right to punish. Crimes of passion are sometimes excused. But they require the immediacy of discovery. If time has passed, you always have the option of leaving the room. Molestation, BTW, was not proven in this case. One of the many ills of this scandal is that, since the job of cleaning house has been ceded by ostrich-like hierarchy to trial lawyers and reporters, the long delayed workings of justice will inevitably take on the character of a witch hunt.