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Aafia Siddiqui demands no Jewish jurors at attempted murder trial

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posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 06:23 PM
She wants dna testing for prospective jurors? Is this not insane? Why on earth do we even allow these people to disrupt proceedings.....gag her, they do other people all of the time. She's already said she doesn't trust the judge, she's covering her face in the courtroom........enough already.

posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 07:04 PM
I have no problem with her demands... Just as many people have no problem conducting "random screenings" at airports on people who "look" or "behave" suspiciously... IE Muslim looking people....

Stop the madness one way and the madness of the other will also cease...



posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 07:17 PM
reply to post by Magnum007

A little off topic, what does this have to do with her "demands" in court, she's a defendant.....she doesn't set the rules nor the tone of the court. You aren't honestly suggesting that only "muslim" appearing people are screened at the airport? I guess all of the other people don't count?

posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 07:34 PM
reply to post by adifferentbreed

Actually in regards to her requests, how far can one go to the aspect of a "jury of one's peers"?

I always thought that would be a good beginning to a trial, especially if the trial would be in regards to a unconstitutional law case.

If a defendant is being prosecuted for say a statute, that is closely or is blatantly against the constitution, could one not argue, that the jury be knowledgeable enough to make said judgment.

As for this case though, I believe to try and make a jury of one's peer by bases of religion or race, to be a folly.

This is possibly a very good debatable subject there ADB!

[edit on 1/15/2010 by endisnighe]

posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 07:36 PM
You said it friend .

She's the defendant , She hasn't been proven guilty

posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 07:44 PM
reply to post by Sean48

Are you talking to me, and yes, she is innocent until proven guilty. At least for now.

posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 08:33 PM
reply to post by endisnighe

You bring up some interesting points. However, anymore a jury of your peers really isn't that. I had to go to trial once......and I can gaurantee you there wasn't another 1%er on the jury. :-) I have to think about the points you made, and didn't make......hmmmm, whole new thread?

posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 10:04 PM
What I am trying to say is this. If some people have rights then why not others. If you take away some rights, then why not take away the rights of others.

And yes, her defense team as well as the prosecutor can challenge (refuse) any juror they want and there are no questions asked. I don't think that a person who is charged with this kind of crime can be treated fairly, when a group that hates and tries to exterminate people like the defendant are on the jury.

It's like packing a jury full of pedophiles on a child porn case... It just doesn't work.


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