You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else.
We're still trying 'everything else'.
Imagine having to grant a dolphin the right to confront their accuser in a court of law.
You just got the attention of thousands of eager lawyers.
Do you still trust those same police officers to handle the other aspects of your case fairly?
To make sure any exculpatory evidence is brought to light?
To interrogate other witnesses without leading them towards a pre-set conclusion?
I have been a juror on criminal trials and I am always surprised at how hard it is to tell the difference between the cops and the criminals.
Work expands to fill the time available. -- Cyril Northcote Parkinson, "The Economist", 1955