Abused juror may force new trial for convicted sex offender

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Just my opinion, and I’m no attorney, but it seems to me that the concept of a jurry of one’s peers has taken a few steps over the line. If someone was previously abused it automatically makes one less than a “peer?” Do abusers need fellow abusers to judge them, or the trial is not fair? Who protects the citizen juror from invasions of privacy when defense attornies are searching for any angle that might free their client? Are public defenders assigned to help former jurors keep their private lives private? This extreme invasion of juror’s privacy sounds like a good way to make sure that no citizen will ever willingly serve on a jury. When it’s over, it’s not over.

Not Freida Cook-Am a relative(Ltpar) An unfortunate set of circumstances for the Prosecution at best.  They did their job, presented the evidence and convinced the jury the suspect was guilty.  The Jury also did their job, considering the evidence and rendering a verdict of guilty.  Now because one of the Jurors lied in the screening process, the Judge will likely have to overturn the decision, grant a new trial or have the case overturned on appeal.  Judges do not like to have their cases overturned by a higher court.  It would be easy to fault the Juror who lied, except for understanding his internal pain and conflict from having been a victim himself.  So the taxpayers pay for a new trial in order to keep the deviate suspect in jail.  Sometimes the Justice System moves very slowly?



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