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Justices pretending they are infallible gods

12:06 AM November 17, 2015

MY SYMPATHIES go to Margie Megan Librando whose cousin was sentenced to life imprisonment on the flimsiest of proof (“High court swallowed clearly false evidence,” Opinion, 10/29/15). Indeed, how could the Supreme Court not see through the shallowness of the testimony of a single witness who said one thing and then contradicted himself later?! I would believe that witness like I’d believe I could fly after looking down from the balcony of my 34th floor condo! I’m still around, so clearly I never did!

I had a distant relative who was in a similar bind a long time ago. He was accused of murder. His alibi, no matter how true, didn’t save him. It was politics at its dirtiest and deadliest. It’s pointless to argue about it now, even as the witness against him later admitted he was forced to lie. Alas, a death sentence is so final. Once it’s carried out, you’re a goner.

Librando’s cousin, while serving life, still has hope. Librando just has to keep the faith and go on praying. Who knows someday the honorable justices might still have an epiphany and realize what terrible wrong they have done. Or lightning might just strike them dumb and numb! They really are not infallible “gods,” you know, though they seem to enjoy pretending they are!

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—MARITES DELA MERCED, mardelamerc@gmail.com

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