LEO 229 wrote:
I am going to link this jury to the same that failed to convict OJ Simpson.
The common people can be dumb at times and fail to see things clearly.
And I am going to use your post as the perfect evidence of why a jury system is so important.
All you, a police officer,have to go on is what is in this article, and you are sure that this man should be convicted.
But the jury of his peers heard all the evidence, and after deliberating all of them decided that this man is not guilty.
In the OJ Simpson case, the prosecution failed to convince a jury of 12 people that there was enough evidence to support a conviction.
You want to blame the juries, but clearly it was the prosecution and the police who bungled it, either by wrongly accusing these men of crimes, or by failing to provide proof to support an otherwise correct accusation.
The jury is your last defense against a bad law or a wrong accusation, and it's the only thing that stands between a system with some sense of fairness and the bananna republic's prejudice.