In a perfect world, anyone who commits a crime and is arrested would be convicted and end up behind bars if the crime is serious enough.
It goes without saying that we don’t live in a perfect world.
Our country’s founding fathers set up a criminal justice system in which prosecutors must prove a defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt in order for that individual to be convicted of a crime. And that’s exactly as it should be. As the saying goes, it’s better that 10 guilty men go free than that one innocent man be convicted.