Roger Clemens found not-guilty today, but so what? Do you feel that justice was not served? Do you feel particularly endangered when major league athletes are engaged in chemical enhancement? Do you feel that government is not protecting society from evil?
First A Hung Jury, Now Acquittal. It's Your Money!
Has Congress got nothing better to do? Maybe some tax reform or an actual budget?
Professional sports are entertainment. A show for paying crowds to watch. It succeeds when apparent humans do remarkable physical feats. Statistics are kept, records are broken and we thrill when we see the limits exceeded. Cue the orchestra; tra-la-la, la-dee-da, that's entertainment!
Clemens may or may not have juiced, but when he pitched he filled the stands. People were entertained. Businesses made money.
Government thought they could "defend" us from something or other so the prosecuted him and couldn't get a conviction. They didn't think that horse was dead so they rode it again and this time they lost outright. They spent literally millions of taxpayer dollars that the government surely does not have laying around as excess.
The shame, however, is that Roger Clemens had to spend a similar amount to defend himself.
That is not justice.