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Juror B29's Imbecilic Comments: Maddy's Addled Mind
Maddy, aka Juror B29, is indisputably incoherent.
Yet I have not seen any real challenge to her statements. If there is a voice of reason challenging her stupidity, it would seem to be meek in comparison to the support and communicable inflammation/incitement coming from most pundits and commentators.
Recall that the role of "the jury is to determine the facts of this case. You are the sole and exclusive judges of the facts. You alone determine what evidence to accept, how important any evidence is that you do accept, and what conclusions to draw from all the evidence. You must apply the law[.]"
Essentially, the jury applies the law to the evidence to arrive at its verdict.
Here are excerpts from her much-heralded interview on GMA:
That was her job. The evidence did not support any other choice.
Clearly, truth is a problem for her. Perhaps she is better referred to as Mendacious Mandy.
Forgetting the clearly prejudicial "we were trying to find this man guilty" part, apparently "we" is being used in the "royal we" sense and is not representative of the panel:
So it really is not "we," so it appears.
Because, why? "[T]he panel had no choice but to acquit Zimmerman, based on the law and evidence":
Bummer, again, what with having to "look at the evidence."
(There is that" royal we" again, raised by a "royal our.")
Good call. And evidence that the system works even when what one could only hope is the lowest common denominator gets jury duty.
Then put a sock in it.
Michael Applebaum is a medical doctor and lawyer practicing in Chicago.
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