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Reasonable Doubt

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Daily Inter Ocean, August 1, 1888. Back before our legal system was tainted and weakened by limp-wristed concepts like "civil liberties," cops and prosecutors could avail themselves of more pragmatic precepts like "doubtfulness." But one wonders how many houses of ill-fame the village of Hurley, Wisconsin, was capable of supporting, especially given that its business district had been been razed to the ground by two Sodom-and-Gomorrah strength fires just weeks before this big bust went down. I guess the town fathers were taking prudent measures against future manifestations of God's wrath. It may or may not be germane that Al Capone's extremely doubtful older brother Ralph lived out his twilight years in Hurley, dying peacefully in nursing home there in 1974.

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