Last night I watched the interview with one of the jurors in the George Zimmerman trial. She was emotional, interviewed in shadow, talking about how hard it was to sort out the conflicting evidence and then, as lay people, to apply it to the laws for manslaughter.
It was not easy coming to a consensus, and they cried when they handed their verdict to the judge. She will live with this for the rest of her life, and never wants to be on a jury again.
I wonder if there are times when a jury should not be allowed for a case. I wonder about the Zimmerman jury comprised of 6 women. Was this a jury of his peers?
In Ontario, a convicted killer is getting a new trial because there were no aboriginals on the jury. There are many legal questions these days.
I get calls to elect judges when drunk drivers kill but either don’t go to jail, or get a small sentence.
And, about the Krispy Kreme flood relief scam, Darrell writes to say if the person arrested is convicted, her sentence should be spent cleaning basements in High River. She’d best hope he is not on her jury.
Let me know your legal concerns.