Many of us have heard the phrase "Don't take the law into your own hands" and know that it is wrong to do so. But what does that mean? It means you can't apprehend someone, AND accuse them of a crime, AND judge them guilty, AND mete out punishment. Yes, you must do all of that to take the law into your hands, be police, judge, jury, and executioner.
Yet, we do that on the all the time. The earliest I can remember this happening is the McMartin molestation case of the 80's. Those people were guilty from day 1, until they were found not guilty, and even then, probably still have issues with it to this day. Before we come to judge anything, maybe we should leave it to a Court of Law, and not the Court of Public Opinion. After all, isn't that the basic root of all our problems, that we think we're right and those in opposition are wrong?
All of us base our opinions on each of our own experiences that we had in life, by placing ourselves in whatever situation that has occurred. But in reality, no one has the same exact experiences, therefore, opinions will differ. So no one is completely right or completely wrong, and everything depends upon things specific to what happened, not what we believed happened. In other words, I'm right and you're wrong, so you should listen to me. ;p