Author Topic: The Murder of Philandro Castile  (Read 626 times)

Re: The Murder of Philandro Castile
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2017, 06:20:01 PM »
Truly sickening.

I thought cop involved in this would be convicted by jury 100% just by the initial videos that were released.
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Offline Cavebear

Re: The Murder of Philandro Castile
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2017, 08:50:25 AM »
Truly sickening.

I thought cop involved in this would be convicted by jury 100% just by the initial videos that were released.

I have given up on juries.  The smartest people know how to get out of them (myself included).  The dumb half are left.  Of those, half wouldn't convict "one of their own" even if they witnessed the event and had no doubts.  Almost half could reason their way out of a wet paper bag, and all it takes is one obstinate fool to deadlock a jury.  I am amazed that anyone gets convicted of anything. 
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Re: The Murder of Philandro Castile
« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2017, 09:23:59 PM »
It depends on whether the prosecutors really wants a conviction. They have to live and work with the rest of the cops.
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Offline Baruch

Re: The Murder of Philandro Castile
« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2017, 12:32:30 AM »
The problem is ... idealism is all well and good, but it doesn't relate to reality ;-(
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Offline Cavebear

Re: The Murder of Philandro Castile
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2017, 04:38:55 AM »
It depends on whether the prosecutors really wants a conviction. They have to live and work with the rest of the cops.

No, even when the prosecutors want a conviction, they can't get one.  Jury-nullification is too common.  It is possible we need professional jurors.
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Offline Baruch

Re: The Murder of Philandro Castile
« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2017, 02:12:34 PM »
No, even when the prosecutors want a conviction, they can't get one.  Jury-nullification is too common.  It is possible we need professional jurors.

Those are called judges.  Will you volunteer to the the hanging judge of Ft Smith Arkansas?
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