Sunday, December 18, 2005
A Jury of One's Peers
These pictures reflect one fourth of the members of the Tate/LaBianca Jury.
The Wikipedia (usually bullshit but easiest for me to find) notes:
Some systems allow argument over whether a juror's particular background or beliefs make them biased and therefore unsuitable for service on the jury. In the United States, and probably other nations, it is hardly unknown for citizens to quite deliberately get out of jury duty (for example by mentioning knowledge of legal concepts).
What I want to know is, even with the bad haircut on that guy, what chance did any of the defendants really have? There were no commune or hippie experts who testified. There were no hippies on the jury.
I mean, I know that all of them except Manson were actually guilty... but would you even want to MEET these three?
Stupid Charlie never put on a defense so he gets what he deserves- but this is a fair jury?