THE EDITOR, Sir:
Even as we understand how outraged the society is, we must be measured and responsible in our comments. The corporal in the Yallahs shooting case has not been convicted and he is entitled to the presumption of innocence, like all other Jamaicans.
Where are the people whose mandate it is to protect the accused and ensure a fair trial, which could be endangered by prejudicial or inimical public comments? We see where many persons, including those in authority, who can prejudice a case making irresponsible comments?
Where is the Bar Association, which was strident about other high-profile cases being tried in the public and the possibility of prejudicing the jury pool and even the judgment of the trial judge? Or is it that 'innocent until proven guilty' goes only for people of certain standing?