posted on Jun, 18 2017 @ 08:14 PM
I've been in multiple juries, and a grand jury, and the thing I've found consistently, is that the jurors really do try to come up with the right
verdict. You might have a single racist I suppose, in a jury.. but unless the majority of a jury is racists, typically they come up with what is the
right decision, providing they were given the correct and truthful evidence. There is a reason there is trial by a jury of your peers.
Confusion about instructions doesn't equate guilt. If it had been a person of another race, would this even had been a thing? Of course not.
Personally I feel terrible for the guy, because he was first trying to be honest with the cop about having a firearm (which should have been the cops
first clue he wasn't going to use it.. otherwise he would not have told him about it), and I think he was trying to obey the instructions of the
But you can't ignore the fact he was high. Had he not been, perhaps he would have understood when the police told him to stop. I think a
straight-thinking person would not think it is ok to first tell a cop you are carrying a gun, and then reach into your clothes to pull something out.
I think that was probably a very relevant part of the juries decision.
But people don't care that a jury took the time and effort to try and get a right decision.. they just want blood, whether it makes sense or not. I
don't think there is any incident between a non-black cop, and a black suspect, where the black suspect dies or is injured, that will in any way end
well for the cop. Which just isn't right. How can you even do your job like that?