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  •  I don't mean instead of the defendent... (3+ / 0-)
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    Terri, esquimaux, happymisanthropy

    I mean in addition to the defendant.

    I'm thinking a few women on the jury in a rape trial.

    A few starving people on the jury for the bread thief.

    Our justice system assumes that citizens will do the best they can with the information presented at trial, I just think a few of the victim's peers might help with context.

    To your point, I think that in this case people who have first hand experience with the fact that some of the renta-cops on the transit line are great folks and some are bullies would help give perspective to other jurors during deliberation.

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