The fact of being responsible for the commission of an offense. See synonyms at blame.
Law. Culpability for a crime or lesser breach of regulations that carries a legal penalty.
Remorseful awareness of having done something wrong.
Self-reproach for supposed inadequacy or wrongdoing.
Guilty conduct; sin.
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I recently had the experience of sitting on a jury. It was largely a domestic violence case, with a few trumped up felonies added on.
As a juror you are told to not take this home, to not spend the rest of your days in mental sequestration.
Yet, a man was charged guilty of two of four, and I signed my name on the dotted line.
In fact, I was one of those most convinced that the state needed to act. I even helped convince other people.
A child is born with a father in jail. A mother gives birth alone.
The state set the stage. It is all supposed to be for the best. Injury occurred, there was a credible witness.
Who knows what is best and what will become?
Are we not all stained by the act of becoming?
I did what I was told. I did what I thought was best. Domestic violence is an incredibly serious issue. He broke her nose. Who knows what might be next?
Yet, I can’t help but feel for the young girl: alone, pregnant, with her love in jail despite what he has done.
I feel, therefore I am human.