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    Default Defies logic - incompetent jury

    http://www.ibtimes.com/maddy-george-zimmerman-juror-b29-says-he-go-away-murder-trayvon-martin-1360129

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    The juror felt the killer “got away with murder” but said the jury was forced to render a not guilty verdict because the prosecution couldn’t prove its case.

    They got it the wrong way round.

    If the juror already felt a murder was committed, it is not up to the prosecution to give a slick presentation.

    USA has such incompetent jurors.

    Another juror was worse, she negotiated a book deal about the jury's role in the case, before the jury decision (guilty or not guilty) was made. Naturally the more controversial the decision, the more books will sell. There is a financial interest that undermines the juror's decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post

    The juror felt the killer “got away with murder” but said the jury was forced to render a not guilty verdict because the prosecution couldn’t prove its case.

    They got it the wrong way round.

    If the juror already felt a murder was committed, it is not up to the prosecution to give a slick presentation.

    USA has such incompetent jurors.
    Singapore has such incompetent readers.

    Before you try to spout your political nonsense, understand the concept of "innocent until proven guilty". The jury must base their decision on the presented evidence and nothing else. Your concept is "guilty unless proven innocent" which is ridiculous.

    Go try to learn how the judicial system works before embarrassing yourself further.
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    From what I understand. They have to base on all the evidence n not on "feel" or "think so". No gut feel.
    If any doubt, or evidence doesn't fully show or prove that the suspect did it, ... any benefit of doubt etc, it advantage to the suspect.

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    Default Re: Defies logic - incompetent jury

    Why do you think S'pore do away with the Jury System... go read LKY's "From 3rd World to 1st"...

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    Default Re: Defies logic - incompetent jury

    the jury is made up of a panel of 12, usually. One person cannot unilaterally affect the decision, even if the person has some book deals signed up. (the judge can call for mistrial if he feels the jury's decision is biased..but thats another story). The jury cannot simply go with gut feel, especially as this was a murder trial. To convict, the case must be proven beyond reasonable doubt.

    If u really wanna blame, blame the prosecution for putting up a weak case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manalishi View Post
    If u really wanna blame, blame the prosecution for putting up a weak case.
    Ditto....
    No one can drag someone to court saying: I think he just kill somebody, please convict him.
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