>So you're saying you'd do business with someone that several people said robbed them? Let an accused child molester be alone with your kids >because they were never convicted?
>There are different standards of proof for different functions. "Beyond a reasonable doubt" is not necessary for "we don't want this person >associated with our project/company/etc". No standard whatsoever is required for an individual deciding with whom to do business, who to trust >to watch their kids or housesit, etc.
I absolutely agree with your statement. Too many people forget that "beyond a reasonable doubt"
and "innocent until proven guilty" are simply terms which apply to the American (and British, and others)
legal systems, and don't automatically apply to all other human interaction. (That doesn't mean that we should somehow
adopt "guilty until proven innocent").