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  • Judge Bans MSNBC From Rittenhouse Trial

    11/18/2021 12:02:21 PM PST · by gattaca · 17 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 18, 2021 | Josh Christenson
    Network producer caught tailing jury bus, taken into custody udge Bruce Schroeder banned MSNBC journalists from the courthouse during the Kyle Rittenhouse trial after a network producer was taken into police custody for "trying to photograph jurors." The Kenosha Police Department announced Thursday morning that it arrested James J. Morrison, who said he is a producer employed by MSNBC News, for running a red light while tailing the jury's bus Wednesday night. Schroeder said MSNBC will no longer be allowed in the courthouse and that the act was "a very serious matter." This was apparently the second day in a...
  • Rittenhouse picks final jurors from raffle tumbler

    11/16/2021 11:37:16 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11.16.2021 | MYCHAEL SCHNELL
    Kyle Rittenhouse, who is on trial for fatally shooting two people and injuring another during protests in Kenosha, Wisc., last summer, selected the final jurors who will decide his verdict from a raffle tumbler on Tuesday. Judge Bruce Schroeder instructed one of the defense attorneys to put a pile of paper slips with the numbers of the 18 jurors, which he said had been exhibited to the defendant, in the raffle drum. The bailiff, after spinning the drum, opened it to Rittenhouse, and he carefully selected six slips of paper one-by-one, eliminating those six and leaving 12 now-official jurors.
  • Judge Bruce Schroeder Reveals Someone Filmed the Kyle Rittenhouse Trial Jurors

    11/09/2021 10:00:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/09/2021 | Julio Rosas
    KENOSHA, Wisc. — Kenosha County Circuit Court Judge Bruce Schroeder revealed at the start of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial that someone had filmed the jury at their bus pickup on Tuesday morning. He assured the jurors the video was deleted and more steps will be taken to protect them."At pickup, there was someone there and video recording the jury, which officers approached the person and required [them] delete the video and return the phone to him. I've instructed that if it happens again, they are to take the phone and bring it here," Schroeder said."Something like that should not have...
  • Semi-Doxxing Chavin Jurors was a Denial of the Civil Rights

    04/20/2021 6:08:04 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 22 replies
    self | 04-20-2021 | CharlesOconnell
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune reporters divulged everything about jurors in the Chavin case short of their names and addresses. It is said by those with knowledge about how proprietary, personal information is improperly released in public--doxxing--that this act constituted clear, civil intimidation. The right to exercise one's jury duty without fear of retribution is a key civil right akin to privacy in the right to vote. My Mother suffered for exercising her right to vote. In Chicago of the early 1930s, she was given a ride to a polling place by an employee of the local political machine. Ballots were not sufficiently...
  • California Moves to Let Felons Serve on Juries

    06/16/2019 7:58:32 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 48 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | June 13, 2019 | John Phillips
    The state of California has made no secret that it wants to let as many people out of prison as possible. From the early release of inmates through AB 109, to filling parole boards with felon friendly commissioners, to decriminalizing a litany of felonies and drug offenses with Props 47 and 57, Sacramento lawmakers are bending over backwards to dramatically reduce the state’s inmate population. Despite all of these efforts, the number of inmates hasn’t dropped dramatically enough to satisfy the state’s ruling Democrats, so they’re kicking tires on a new approach — rigging the jury system so no one...
  • Juror in Karina Vetrano murder trial says he felt pressured to convict

    04/01/2019 11:22:28 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 2, 2019 | 2:01am | Elizabeth Rosner and Kenneth Garger
    One of the jurors who helped convict Chanel Lewis of murder for slaying Queens jogger Karina Vetrano said Monday night that he wasn’t sure the man was guilty and felt pressured to convict him. “He seems like such a good kid. Did he really do this?” the juror, a white male in his 30s, said outside court Monday night about Lewis. “I kept thinking ‘How tall is Karina? How tall is Chanel?’ She looked pretty buff me to.”
  • Mistrial declared in case of slain Queens jogger Karina Vetrano

    11/20/2018 9:12:49 PM PST · by conservative98 · 45 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 20, 2018 | 9:58pm | y Priscilla DeGregory and Ben Feuerherd
    In a note to Judge Michael Aloise in Queens Supreme Court on Tuesday night, the jury wrote: “After deliberating for the entire day we are split. It doesn’t seem like we can make progress. We feel that we have exhausted all of our options.” Lewis’ attorney then moved for a mistrial and Aloise granted it. “I’m inclined to agree even though it’s only been a day and a half,” Aloise said. “There were extensive deliberations. They covered issues central to the debate.” Aloise then wished members of the jury a happy holiday before dismissing them.
  • #Breaking CNN has filed a motion to unseal the names and addresses of the Manafort jurors

    08/17/2018 10:46:20 AM PDT · by blueyon · 111 replies
    Twitter JackPosobiec ^ | 8/17/18 | JackPosobiec on Twitter
    #Breaking CNN has filed a motion to unseal the names and addresses of the Manafort jurors
  • Judges and juries keep acquitting the cops whom Black Lives Matter calls racist

    07/20/2016 11:11:53 AM PDT · by PROCON · 9 replies ^ | July 19, 2016 | Paul Sperry
    The repeated exoneration of allegedly racist cops by minority jurors and judges — from Ferguson and Staten Island to Cleveland and now Baltimore — seriously undermines the anti-cop movement started by Black Lives Matter and fueled by President Obama. With half the Baltimore cops now acquitted in the death of Freddie Gray, a pattern has emerged where highly publicized cases against cops for racially motivated murder of black suspects have crumbled under the weight of court evidence.
  • Non-English speakers can be jurors, New Mexico court says

    08/13/2013 7:40:08 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 13, 2013 | AP
    The New Mexico Supreme Court is cautioning the state's trial courts that citizens who don't speak English have the right to serve on juries. The court issued the admonition in a ruling that upholds an Albuquerque man's convictions for murder and other crimes in the bludgeoning death of his girlfriend and a subsequent armed robbery and stabbing. Michael Samora's appeal argued that his convictions should be reversed because the Bernalillo County court excused a Spanish-speaking prospective juror who had trouble understanding English. The Supreme Court says it agrees with that argument but also says Samora's defense needed to object during...
  • The Zimmerman Verdict and Jury Nullification

    08/07/2013 1:37:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Jurist ^ | August 7, 2013 | Liz Clark Rinehart, UM Law School Class of 2015
    The response was predictable, even to those who had maintained hope for a different outcome. After the jury found George Zimmerman not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin, many cities erupted into protests of what was perceived as a fundamentally unfair and racially-biased verdict that was the result of a broken justice system. Among those protesting that Zimmerman should be punished, some admitted that the flaw was actually found within the Florida law which departs significantly from the common law by allowing individuals who initiate confrontations to use deadly force to defend themselves without a duty to escape. Florida's Stand Your...
  • Juries should be replaced by Watson the computer (She doesn't agree w/Zimmerman verdict)

    08/05/2013 8:02:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Diane Francis website ^ | August 5, 2013 | Diane Francis
    The acquittal of George Zimmerman, like the O.J. Simpson acquittal years ago, calls into question the validity of the jury system. Perhaps it’s time to replace it with panels of legal experts or with a smart computer like Watson, the world champion of chess and Jeopardy. The practice of asking peers, or jurors, to sit in judgment has been around since ancient Greece and Rome. This was to provide a check and balance against tyrants or government-sanctioned officials. It was devised to tap collective wisdom as opposed to allowing one individual to determine the fate of another. Unfortunately, juries fall...
  • The Pulse: Race and the all-female-jury strategy

    07/29/2013 10:03:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | July 28, 2013 | Michael Smerconish
    The O.J. Simpson criminal prosecution was doomed from the moment the trial was moved from Santa Monica to downtown Los Angeles, ensuring that the jury looked nothing like the two victims, legal pundits agree. Might the outcome of the George Zimmerman trial have been similarly predetermined - not because of race, but because of gender? That there is racial division in how people regard the Zimmerman verdict is evident, both anecdotally and in the data. Thousands of mostly African Americans have marched in protest since the not-guilty verdict, and now polling results evidence the division. Last week, a Washington Post/ABC...
  • Justice for Trayvon – It’s not over yet

    07/27/2013 9:26:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    The Milwaukee Courier ^ | July 27, 2013 | Marc Morial, President/CEO Nat'l Urban League, former Mayor, New Orleans
    “Even though I am broken hearted my faith is unshattered.” Tracy Martin, father of Trayvon MartinWe were stunned by the outrageous not guilty verdict reached by a jury of six women in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. We have been following this case since February 26, 2012 – the day unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon, who was Black, was gunned down by George Zimmerman, a White-Hispanic Sanford, Fla. neighborhood watch captain. With no reasonable grounds, Zimmerman assumed Trayvon was a suspicious person, disobeyed police instructions, followed him, fought with him and fatally shot him. From the beginning, the Florida criminal justice...
  • Raekwon Reveals Why He Thinks Zimmerman Walked Away Scot-Free [Video]

    07/27/2013 1:33:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    SOHH blog ^ | July 26, 2013 | Cyrus Langhorne
    With high-profile rap stars like Jay Z speaking on the controversial George Zimmerman verdict earlier this month, Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon is the latest emcee to reveal his reaction. In Rae's opinion, the Trayvon Martin family's fate was sealed with the selected jurors not having any compassion or realizing how defenseless the slain 17-year-old was. "When I heard about the verdict, about the Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman case, I was sad," Rae revealed in an interview. "I was disappointed in the justice system and I felt like they didn't really pay attention to the case the way they were supposed...
  • Trayvon Martin's Mother Devastated to Hear Zimmerman Juror Say 'We Felt He Was Guilty'

    07/26/2013 7:13:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Yahoo! News / ABC News ^ | July 26, 2013 | Alyssa Newcomb
    Trayvon Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton, said it was "devastating" to hear a juror tell ABC News in an exclusive interview that the jury in the George Zimmerman case thought the former neighborhood watchman was guilty and "got away with murder." "It is devastating for my family to hear the comments from juror B29, comments which we already knew in our hearts to be true. That George Zimmerman literally got away with murder," Fulton said in a statement released Thursday through The Trayvon Martin Foundation. "This new information challenges our nation once again to do everything we can to make sure...
  • Did George Zimmerman Get Away With Murder? (Surprising from this source)

    07/26/2013 12:15:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Slate ^ | July 26, 2013 | William Saletan
    Robin Roberts interviews Juror B29, the only minority juror from the George Zimmerman trial, on an episode of "Good Morning America" that aired July 26, 2013.Did George Zimmerman get away with murder? That’s what one of his jurors says, according to headlines in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and dozens of other newspapers. Trayvon Martin’s mother and the Martin family’s attorney are trumpeting this “new information” as proof that “George Zimmerman literally got away with murder.” The reports are based on an ABC News interview with Juror B29, the sole nonwhite juror. She has...
  • George Zimmerman Juror Says He 'Got Away With Murder'

    07/25/2013 11:51:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 223 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 25, 2013 | Alyssa Newcomb
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The only minority on the all-female jury that voted to acquit George Zimmerman said today that Zimmerman "got away with murder" for killing Trayvon Martin and feels she owes an apology Martin's parents. "You can't put the man in jail even though in our hearts we felt he was guilty," said the woman who was identified only as Juror B29 during the trial. "But we had to grab our hearts and put it aside and look at the evidence." She said the jury was following Florida law and the evidence, she said, did not prove murder. The court had sealed...
  • Sequestered Zimmerman trial jurors had alone time with family during trial

    07/18/2013 4:28:00 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 23 replies
    WFTV ^ | 7/18/2013 | WFTV
    SANFORD, Fla. — The six women who acquitted George Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin's killing were sequestered during the trial, but Channel 9 learned those jurors were allowed hours of time alone with friends and family. Channel 9's Kathi Belich confirmed the jurors were left unsupervised with guests at times, which WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer said is more than enough time for a member to have said something that could have influenced a juror and possibly impacted the verdict. The Seminole County Sheriff's Office said Judge Debra Nelson allowed jurors generally no more than two hours of alone time with...
  • Sequestered Zimmerman jurors got mani-pedis, went bowling, saw movies

    07/17/2013 7:49:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 17, 2013 | Matthew DeLuca and Andrew Rafferty
    The all-female jury in George Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial was under close watch by court deputies during the 22 day sequester and spent plenty of quality time together, including trips to get manicures and pedicures, movie and bowling outings, the Seminole County Sheriff's Office revealed on Wednesday. Beginning on June 21, the six-woman jury lived in a Marriott hotel in Lake Mary, Fla., and were closely monitored to prevent them from any exposure to outside information about the case. Each had individual rooms but the jurors would frequently meet for meals and to socialize, according to a statement from the...