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Your Views: Shackling suspects in court implies guilt
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Now I know why they say justice is blind. They see everyone as guilty until they can prove themselves innocent. People are brought into court shackled with two armed policemen with guns to watch them. That way everyone sees that person as guilty from the start.

If a person turns himself in, they are no threat and should be treated with some dignity. I once believed that the system was fair; now I say run while you can.

Barbara Samples
Gainesville

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