Brian Nichols Trial Tab $3 Million And Growing
Never has the index between the certainty of one man's guilt and the public cost to put him on trial been so great as was the case with Brian Nichols who killed 4 people in a Fulton County Georgia Courthouse escape a few years ago.
The most angering part of it all is that this $3 million was taken from funds used to adjudicate the cases of other people who's doubt was less certain and who's actions were far less deadly. Thus THEY were far more deserving of these funds. These others were mere victims of the confluence of progressive ideologies. This says that a man standing on trial deserves the right to all of the resources that the state can bear to insure that they fully consider the evidence against him. Unfortunately this one trial sucked the limited government resources from others. Get this - not only were the court cases of others delayed due to funding constraints - state department of justice and social services workers were laid off in the wake of the resource shortage. Sadly none of Brian Nichols' lawyers went hungry after this trial.
To add insult to injury 2 of the jurors dead-locked the death penalty phase of the trial and now Nichols gets to live out his natural life in jail rather than having a foreign substance inserted into his body to provoke death. He inserted lead shells into the bodies of 4 people without any concern for the cruelty or unusualness of his action. The state of Georgia, however is bound to a higher order. The ACLU and the NAACP will see to it. They say little about killers though.