Congressman Grimm, like all accused, is presumed innocent — like all those indicted

Michael Grimm

I have no idea of any of the evidence in the Congressman Grimm case but since I have posted his indictment and the FBI statement, it is only fair that I remind you of this important Constitution right: a defendant is presumed innocent and the burden of proof is only on the prosecution and the standard of proof is very steep:  beyond a reasonable doubt.  

SECOND:  Both guilty and innocent people are indicted.  Grand Jury proceedings are one sided — only the prosecution presents evidence, no attorney for the defendant is present in the grand jury room, there is no cross examination in the grand jury, and the standard of proof for an indictment is much less than for a conviction at trial.

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