Justice is not fair.
This year, there have been murder trials of two young, American women. One of those was in Florida, and one was in Italy. In both cases, the woman was found not guilty; no one is sure who committed the crimes; and there are fierce reactions to the verdict.
Why is this not fair? It has nothing to do with the verdict. I have no opinion on the relative merits of either case. What is not fair is that one woman will make a lot of money from her experience/ordeal/luck (if she is guilty), while the other woman will be hounded and end up with little or nothing.
Why? The reason is that one was tried in the United States, while one was lucky enough to be tried in a foreign country. As we all know, American citizens are never guilty of crimes in another country, all foreign judiciaries are primitive, and foreign police investigators are incompetent.
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Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.