Brad Cooper Case

Since following the Cooper trial and seeing so many factors that contributed to a very unfair trial, I’ve been trying to understand how the jury arrived at their verdict with so little concrete evidence.  I’ve taken a look at several other cases that also appear to be wrongful convictions and I’m noticing a pattern. In many instances I’m seeing nothing more than weak circumstantial evidence combined with character assassination.  And in many cases the purported circumstantial evidence holds no weight. It is merely a compilation of theories thrown out there by the prosecutors with nothing to back them up.  They often list several of these items and suggest that “there are too many coincidences.  The person must be guilty“, but one must look at each individual claim and determine if it has merit. That isn’t happening.

First, a definition of exactly what circumstantial evidence is supposed to be…

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