>I don't know about rioting, but I can tell you that if he returns home, and doesn't receive a fair trial, I will be one of the ones out there protesting.
Depends on what the definition of "Fair" is, he gets a lawyer and a jury, so thats fair right? The judge will either approve or deny his plea argument. Think about that, he cant use a whistleblower plea because there is no whistleblower argument under the law. The judge wont allow it. This is the same thing that happens with state crimes in federal court. You could have a state permit to grow marijuana, but its federally illegal. So having a license by the state, is not allowed as a plea argument, and its excluded from the jury.
And then the judge will instruct the Jury how to weigh the evidence. If the jury follows his instructions, he will be found guilty.
If the courts ban your testimony and evidence for commiting an action, how can you defend your action?
And appeals courts, they only rule if you had fair trial, not new evidence. DNA can set you free, tough, its new evidence.
The legal sytem is the lie to pacify the masses.