Right now I'm watching Law and Order, one of the great dramatic shows on television. I enjoy taking the journey of the case with the characters. The twists and turns. But then there's that turnabout where the guy everyone knows is guilty gains some kind of advantage usually because the main characters, the protagonists, extended themselves a little bit beyond the law. Perhaps if the cops or lawyers had more discretionary power, our world will be better.
Enter last night's premiere of Justice. Instead of following the state, the viewer sees the action from the defense's point of view. Special emphasis is placed on the advantages the DA's side has in prosecution. The research before the arrest. The first crack at the crime scene, evidence and/or body(ies). The complete dependence the defense has on the prosecution to provide this information. Instead of the defense lawyer concocting a desperate insanity or self-defense plea, we see government lawyers building a story to prosecute an innocent man.
The messages are clear. Law and order are for statists. Justice is for libertarians.