Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Welcome to the Tuesday Evening Open Discussion where off topic is on topic.
A jury of 12 with two alternates has been selected in the #TheodoreWafer porch-shooting case. Two black females, two black males, one Arab male, two minority females, three white females and four white males. Don’t know anything else about them because jury selection was not televised or live streamed.
I am frustrated by the decision not to broadcast jury selection because that is where most trials are won or lost.
Opening statements will commence at
10 9 am EDT tomorrow. They will be livestreamed as will the rest of the trial.
Many people have compared this case to the Zimmerman case, but I believe it more closely resembles the #OscarPistorius case because the defendants in both cases are claiming self-defense after shooting through locked doors at people whom they say they believed to be an intruder (OP) or potential intruder (TW).
What do you think?
Anything else on your mind?
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