Editorial: Corruption Trial - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Editorial: Corruption Trial

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Whether you agreed with the verdicts or lack thereof in the Federal bingo corruption trial – the judicial system worked.

We all have opinions based on the evidence we saw, heard or read over the past couple months.  Opinions, feelings or what your gut tells you do not hold up in a court of law.  That's a good thing.  What holds up is evidence presented and received by the jury to such a degree that a verdict can be reached.  If there is reasonable doubt– a verdict of not guilty must be reached.  That happened this week.

There are no winners or losers.  Those seven defendants that walked out of court today will be forever changed for what they went through.  Our great state of Alabama was the poster child for perceived corruption and unfortunately perception is hard to change.

So let's move on and get back to focusing time, money and energy on those positive things we are doing in our city and state.  I'm ready and I know you are too.

We appreciate your feedback.

Copyright 2011 WSFA 12 News. All rights reserved.

  • EditorialsMore>>

  • opinion

    Editorial: Tip, Montgomery!

    Editorial: Tip, Montgomery!

    Thursday, April 27 2017 2:05 PM EDT2017-04-27 18:05:41 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    If you get a good look at me you will know that one of my passions is eating.  I genuinely love going out to eat. 

    More >>

    If you get a good look at me you will know that one of my passions is eating.  I genuinely love going out to eat. 

    More >>
  • Opinion

    Editorial: Consider a lower gas tax

    Editorial: Consider a lower gas tax

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 8:42 PM EDT2017-04-26 00:42:07 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    I usually am the first to say no to raising taxes, but I have a different view when it comes to a gasoline tax - especially here in Alabama.

    More >>

    I usually am the first to say no to raising taxes, but I have a different view when it comes to a gasoline tax - especially here in Alabama.

    More >>
  • Opinion

    Editorial: First Amendment

    Editorial: First Amendment

    Thursday, April 20 2017 6:57 PM EDT2017-04-20 22:57:37 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    One of the most important liberties we are granted here in this great country of ours is the First Amendment, the freedom of religion, the freedom of speech and the freedom of the press.

    More >>

    One of the most important liberties we are granted here in this great country of ours is the First Amendment, the freedom of religion, the freedom of speech and the freedom of the press.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly