A high-profile resident of our community has recently been accused of a very serious crime.
Upon hearing the news last week, many folks have expressed shock and even anger.
It’s important to remember this, however: Anyone accused of a crime in this country is considered innocent until proven guilty.
For many, this is a hard concept to fully accept. The thinking goes that, if the cops have enough evidence to bring about a charge, one must therefore be guilty.
Trust us, after decades of covering the courts, we have seen a number of people end up being found not guilty.
Still, the court of public opinion is another thing – one that many people can’t live down.
Our advice: Trust the court system and due process.
The incident also raises a question about the hiring practices of charter schools and whether potential employees are being properly vetted, and have the proper educational backgrounds as well as any licensing that is required.
Too many of these charter schools do things on the cheap just so they can make an easy buck.
Oct. 4, 2019