As a lawyer for 50 years, I’ve too often observed faults in the legal process. A sad example was reported in the May 15 Post-Gazette. An ex-principal, with no previous record, was found guilty of conduct which, although causing no physical harm, was deemed to be offensive. It seems he will be facing serious jail time.
Another man, who admittedly shot and killed the person who confronted him about a traffic incident, was exonerated of any fault as a result of application of the “Castle Doctrine,” a shameful concession by our Legislature to the gun lobby. It is little wonder that the public distrusts the legal system.