The author seems to be on two stools here. On one, he seems to favor a sysrem that offers the accused rights, while on the other lamenting that such a system didn't produce the retibution he wished in this case. Has everyone forgotten that the only way Demjanjuk's family found out about exculpatary evidence was that a US government employee told them it was being thrown out in a dumpster? Perhap the author would prefer a Soviet style system in which people are guilty by membership in a certain class. I have a friend who voiced such an opinion, that they didn't have to prove any identity, just group membership. Of course the last century has shown what that leads to.
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