This case proves a number of things, one of them being "Mars Rules."
The individual in a position to judge is so enamored with militarism and so unquestioning of its creed, that when a HUMAN being protests the FACT that 90% of those targeted by so much "precision" drone attacks are civilians... the legal scholar is inured.
Only might makes right.
The real criminals--those who LIED and whipped the mass media up into a frenzy of propagandized deceptions that led to WARS OF AGGRESSION--present (and collect) their 6-figure ($) speeches, while the ones of supreme conscience are placed behind bars.
Is this any different from Detroit's status--serving as "exhibit A"--in the sad fact that a great deal of our nation's water is now tainted. And while Detroit may stand out for its impossible to hide levels of lead, the reality is that most governors are in the pockets of Big Energy and Big Agriculture.
In my state, Florida, which has a unique underground river system and VERY porous rock, the idiot governor just approved fracking! It's not enough that sink holes as big as houses are opening up in unexpected places.
These bastards hide behind the presumption of innocence in order to DO harm and count on the fact that it will take years to prove them guilty... presuming it can be done at all given the preponderance of evidence clouded by other equally deleterious players (also polluting the waters, soil, and air).
IF our nation valued the contribution of women and the intended YIN counterbalance to all this muscular militarism, gun-worship, macho policing forces, and such cartoon-like identifications with the male super hero... there would be ROOM for the kind of justice that doesn't place violence or the potent proof of shows of aggression at its center.
In other words, the moral & spiritual centers of gravity are WAY off, and as a result, people who themselves should be put behind bars... get to judge their moral betters. But heck, the same ilk (in ideology) murdered JFK, Dr. King, and so many others.
Their idea of freedom is The Boot bearing down on the backs of the world's people. All of this killing is meant to induce obedience.
God bless those who break laws when law itself has become a justification for wrong-doing.