A Juror Who Did Her Job
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  • Andrew Allison

    For shame Professor! Feeling that somebody is guilty in the absence of evidence flies in the face of justice. Since you’ve brought the subject up, how do you think she would have felt if she had known that Martin was a violence-prone delinquent? That, like herself, Zimmerman is a Latino who is no more “white” than the President? Might I respectfully suggest that you familiarize yourself with the truth of this charade before opining. You could do worse than starting with http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2013/07/21/how_media_lies_have_distorted_a_tragedy_119311.html.

  • Marty Keller

    As someone who’s had the privilege of serving on a jury, I can’t think of a more democratic and brilliant institution. Profound thanks to our British forbears who invented it and to all who have supported it since!

  • Tom Servo

    THIS is why jurors are sequestered – as soon as they start talking to their friends,neighbors, and relatives they get told what they are SUPPOSED to think rather than what they actually think, and a lot of people can never stand up to that pressure. This juror in particular seems to have a “go with the crowd” mentality, explains her voting with the other 5 in the jury room and now feeling bad it about it later.

  • rheddles

    And perhaps it will turn out that ABC manufactured the apparent quote through careful editing, just as NBC did with the “He’s black.” edit that has lead to a law suit. Perhaps ABC will end up joining NBC in a class action defence. NPR next?

  • lukelea

    I respectfully disagree that Zimmerman should be punished. He was in many ways a model citizen and deserves our sympathy. For why I feel this way (and where I learned the true facts of this case) see defense attorney and minority rights advocate Jeralyn E. Merritt’s wonderful blog, TalkLeft: The Politics Of Crime:

  • lukelea

    I also learned a lot about this case from a Cornell Law professor’s blog, Legal Insurrection.

  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    This was a political witch hunt from start to finish. I recommend Bill Whittle’s report for anyone interested in the truth.

    http://www.pjtv.com/?cmd=mpg&mpid=56&load=8689

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