As absurd as this stuff can be, I honestly believe that everybody deserves their day in court. Is the system flaws? Definitely. Do the wrong people go to jail and the wrong people get released? Sure. Do people get railroaded into prison and the rich people get off due to better defense lawyers? Yes they do.
All that as it is, it’s something. It’s a flawed something but it’s a something. I would _not_ want an alternative of a police state. I also would not want the sciences to take over the courts. I prefer them as advisers: because at least within the courts there’s room for rhetoric, arguments both logical and illogical and an appeal to the “common man” – represented by a collection of people who are forced to wrestle with their own conscious and come up with a verdict.
If you’re accused, you deserve a day in court. If you get off due to a Twinkie defense and you really are guilty with intent, then the other lawyer did not do their job properly. Just as you’ve got your day in court, it’s also the prosecutor’s day in court to provide their proof.
It needs improvements, but it’s something. I’d rather this than having a robot coming in to shoot me.