lawlady

lawlady 1 year, 6 months ago on Velvet Riggins' trial nearing jury phase

Let's not forget that it is not as Mr. Lewis stated "beyond a shadow of a doubt." Our legal system requires beyond REASONABLE doubt. My question is "is it reasonable to believe that Ms Riggins did not intend to defraud the system." My answer is "NO it is not reasonable to believe she did not intend to defraud the system." As a school board member, surely she knew that given her income she would not qualify...so WHY would you even start filling out the form in the first place if not in hopes of getting something you know you are not entitled to? The jury MUST remember that it is not beyond a shadow of a doubt, nor is it beyond ALL doubt...it is beyond REASONABLE doubt...It is simply not REASONABLE to believe that she did not intend to receive some benefit...otherwise why even waste your time doing anything with the form?!

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lawlady 1 year, 6 months ago on Velvet Riggins' trial nearing jury phase

Let's not forget that it is not as Mr. Lewis stated "beyond a shadow of a doubt." Our legal system requires beyond REASONABLE doubt. My question is "is it reasonable to believe that Ms Riggins did not intend to defraud the system." My answer is "NO it is not reasonable to believe she did not intend to defraud the system." As a school board member, surely she knew that given her income she would not qualify...so WHY would you even start filling out the form in the first place if not in hopes of getting something you know you are not entitled to? The jury MUST remember that it is not beyond a shadow of a doubt, nor is it beyond ALL doubt...it is beyond REASONABLE doubt...It is simply not REASONABLE to believe that she did not intend to receive some benefit...otherwise why even waste your time doing anything with the form?!

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lawlady 1 year, 6 months ago on Velvet Riggins' trial nearing jury phase

Terry, You should know the legal system does NOT require "beyond shadow of a doubt" nor does it require "beyond all doubt" it requires beyond REASONABLE doubt....is there reasonable doubt to think Ms Riggins did not intend to defraud the system...NO it is NOT REASONABLE, why would she even bother to fill out the form in the first place if she did not INTEND to see what she could get?????? It is simply not reasonable for anyone to believe that someone would knowingly apply for free or reduced lunch with the intention of getting nothing in return...the intention was to see if she could get free or reduced lunch and SURELY she KNEW full well, she would not qualify so again, my question is WHY even bother to complete the application or sign anything in the first place?!?

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