I see ads on TV criticizing attorney general candidate Bob Ferguson for defending “cop killers.” I always thought that one of the hallmarks of the American justice system was that everyone was entitled to a rigorous defense and that the state had to prove the charges.
Everyone is entitled, not just the innocent or the wealthy or white men. Everyone, even those who have committed heinous crimes.
Defending those who have committed crimes – and remember, everyone is innocent until proven guilty – is an obligation. Defending someone accused of a heinous crime is not defending the crime, it is …