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Old 06-22-2012, 11:36 AM   #376
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Yes, you would. No, they didn't:

Jury:

A retired school bus driver, a Wal-Mart employee, a Penn State professor and a Penn State football season ticketholder since the 1970s. They are among the 12 jurors and four alternates selected to hear the child sex abuse case against former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

Mistrial. Rinse, repeat.
The voir dire is generally limited and the prosecution generally only has a limited number of strikes. They may have, in fact, been presented with worse candidates out of the pool.

Of course, the prosecutors may have exercised their judgment after interviewing the season ticket holder and the professor and found them to be favorable jurors (Maybe they are sickened by the stain on their work place or their team). It's easy to monday morning qb this stuff. If that's the best hope for a mistrial - I am far less concerned than others.
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:47 AM   #377
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Has anyone here served on a jury? I have been on two - one in Federal court (a three week civil trial) and one in Baltimore City (a two day criminal trial). It was a fascinating experience and one which gave me a great deal of confidence in the jury system.

Sure, there are mistakes and, more often than you would hope, you hear about some big cases that seem to be decided wrongly (I say seem b/c often there are real and substantial reasons for what, at first blush, seems to be bad decision). Every day, however, hundreds (if not thousands) of juries across the country take their charges seriously and return just results.
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Old 06-22-2012, 12:06 PM   #378
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Just once. The DA ( a newbie) carried some evidence into the courtroom and it was seen by everyone in the corridor leading to the court. Defense requested and got a mistrial.
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Old 06-22-2012, 12:31 PM   #379
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Edit: RedskinRat beat me to it.

Like I said, I really hope they have plenty of evidence to get that guilty verdict, but in high profile cases like these I feel like the pressure is on the jury more than most cases, and that doesn't help.
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Has anyone here served on a jury? I have been on two - one in Federal court (a three week civil trial) and one in Baltimore City (a two day criminal trial). It was a fascinating experience and one which gave me a great deal of confidence in the jury system.

Sure, there are mistakes and, more often than you would hope, you hear about some big cases that seem to be decided wrongly (I say seem b/c often there are real and substantial reasons for what, at first blush, seems to be bad decision). Every day, however, hundreds (if not thousands) of juries across the country take their charges seriously and return just results.
I did! And I got the worst thing a alternate. So i said throuhg 4 days of trails and at the end was asked to leave because they didn't need me.

Though it was rewarding to watch the process.
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:17 PM   #381
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Sandusky's guilty on 45 out of 48 counts. No link yet.
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BREAKING: Jerry Sandusky Guilty On 45; Not Guilty On 3 Counts CBS Philly

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Good.

Now can we drag him behind a pick up truck across the US?



How in the hell did the other 3 counts get a not guilty verdict?
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:49 PM   #385
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He should be shot in the dome
I'm pretty sure the other inmates won't take too kindly to the fact he molested children. Rapists and child molesters don't last too long in the joint.
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I'm pretty sure the other inmates won't take too kindly to the fact he molested children. Rapists and child molesters don't last too long in the joint.
Article I read said he will be in solitary confinement to begin with. No matter what happens, I'm glad that prick is off the streets. I hope he never sees the light of day again.
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.........good.
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What an odd lawyer

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Report -- Former Penn State officials exchanged emails on Jerry Sandusky allegations in 2001 - ESPN



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However, the three men opted not to alert authorities after speaking with "Joe," according to the report.

"After giving it more thought and talking it over with Joe yesterday, I am uncomfortable with what we agreed were the next steps. I am having trouble with going to everyone, but the person involved," read one of the emails, according to CNN.
So it was Joe Paterno that told them not to go to police. SHOCKER. So much for all those "JOE DID WHAT HE WAS SUPPOSED TO DO" bullshit. **** that clown, and I hope like hell they erase every bit of memory of that child molester and enablers from PSU. (especially Joe Paterno) Hope his family is sued for every last penny they own. I suspect they knew as well.
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