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#21 Apr 22, 2021 8:14 am

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Re: The Verdict Is In

I think you have lost the plot in this thread Gripe. NH and I agree Chauvin is guilty and we agree the jury returned the correct verdict.

My point was that if, hypothetically, a defendant in the same situation were innocent, the jury would feel pressured to unjustly return a guilty verdict in order to avoid violence.  I argued that is wrong.

NH responded that it may well be wrong but it likely can't be avoided in these high profile cases.  I agreed with him.

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#22 Apr 22, 2021 7:02 pm

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Re: The Verdict Is In

RD, I understood the general conclusion that you and NH reached. That was not difficult. What I addressed was the unnecessary comment that suggested the jury may have been influenced by the political situation.

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#23 Apr 22, 2021 7:32 pm

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I am quite certain they were influenced by the political situation.  Happily, that didn't result in the wrong verdict in this case.  My concern is that that it often does.

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#24 Apr 22, 2021 9:21 pm

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"As a concrete example of the risks of groupthink, Cain mentions juries, in which the desire for social cohesion can sometimes  short-circuit justice"

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quiet:_ … op_Talking

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#25 Apr 23, 2021 9:26 am

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Jury number 13 has now spoken.  She would of voted guilty.

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