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  •  Well some people ARE. (2+ / 0-)
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    Pozzo, BentLiberal

    Somepeople are already setting up to invalidate whatever verdict is coming out.  Some people are already trying to make excuses for what they're convinced will be a travesty of justice.

    And I don't think they should be helped, quite honestly.

    •  I guess my arguement is (1+ / 0-)
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      raincrow

      that I can understand the outrage and why people might feel the way they do.

    •  The fact that juries are still hugely . . . (5+ / 0-)

      racially imbalanced is already a controversy.  And this verdict is a controversy.  BentLiberal isn't "trying to create" one, and it's insulting to accuse those of us who see problems with the justice system and with this verdict of "trying to make excuses" for something.

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      by Aji on Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 04:36:40 PM PDT

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      •  I really thought I was (2+ / 0-)
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        raincrow, Aji

        straightforward in this diary.  I'm not disputing that all the legal X's and O's were checked off and followed. I'm more like asking are the X's and O's the right things to be checking.

        Thanks I don't think I'm creating a controversy either. I'm think I'm writing about what people already think and feel. More like shining a light on a controversy that's already there.

        •  Don't sweat it - you're not. (1+ / 0-)
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          sherijr

          When I see reactions like that, it tells me more about the person doing the reacting than the subject of said "reaction." :-)

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          by Aji on Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 04:45:11 PM PDT

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