Neptunis Lex in Court Martial has an excellent post on the pending court martial of Marine Lieutenant Pantano in which he argues, correctly in my view, that it is important to let the system work in seeking the truth and that those of us on the outside looking in should be careful about a "rush to judgment" of either innnocence or guilt based on what are, even now, initial and partial (in every sense) reports.
In times where seemingly every election and court decision is challenged on some basis or another, we still need to keep the faith the system will be fair. Others are watching our example. This is no place to make an exception.
Hat tip: Mudville Gazette