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So you are accused of a crime, forced to pay some fines, and after you are declared innocent they still require you to initiate another separate process that includes demonstrating your innocence in order to receive your money back! That's crazy! The guy who wrote that law should be fired for incompetent.

 

It's interesting that the article mentions the Pentateuch as one of the sources of the concept of "innocent until proven guilty", also known as "the two witness rule".

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Good points you found in that article Carlos about the "Pentateuch as one of the sources of the concept of "innocent until proven guilty", also known as "the two witness rule".

Here is an interesting article I found that shows how the Pentateuch or the Mosaic Law has had an impact on today's law here in the U.S. and also shows another specific Bible law in addition to the 2 witness rule that emphasizes the legal concept of "innocent until proven guilty" .

(Numbers 35:12)

. . .These cities will serve as a refuge for you from the blood avenger,

so that the manslayer will not die until he stands trial before the assembly.
 

 

*** g81 1/22 Searching Out Legal Roots ***
MOSAIC LAW PRECEDENTS IN AMERICAN LAW—
Two or more witnesses for conviction of serious crime—Deut. 19:15
Punishment should not extend beyond guilty party—Deut. 24:16
Even ruler is subject to law—Deut. 17:18-20
All citizens equal before law—Lev. 19:15
Right to an impartial and public trial—Deut. 16:18-20
Protection from perjury—Deut. 19:15-21
No cruel and unusual punishment—Deut. 25:2, 3
Murder distinguished from manslaughter—Num. 35:16-25
Protective custody for accused murderer, hence, presumption of innocence—Num. 35:12
Judges with high qualifications required—Ex. 18:21, 22
[Box on page 19]
 

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