The New Zealand Herald
On Monday the headline article concerned two teachers acquitted in the courts of charges that they sexually abused female students in their care. The tenor of the article was that because they were acquitted they were therefore innocent. As I understand it, the accused is acquitted when the prosecution fails to present sufficient evidence of guilt beyond reasonable doubt. That is all acquittal means. It doesn’t necessarily mean the accused is innocent. David Shapcott, Mt Albert.