Looking at court proceedings, i don't think it's easy to judge people fairly, the operative word being 'fairly'.
It's best to hear both side of the story before making any conclusions.
But being emotional human beings, it's only natural to blame, jump to conclusions or even shoot blunt, hurtful remarks without getting one's facts right.
Attending court proceedings, i noticed that judges tend to repeat themselves over the same facts, again and again; being consistent with their facts gathered from both the defendant and the plaintiff/prosecutor. Even every now and then, there are judges who even offer good advise to those on trial.
I suppose to put it into daily application, it's best to gather any information about something or someone before stating your views.
Love & Peace!~