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Thu Apr 29, 2021, 07:04 PM

The Chauvin Trial's Jury Wasn't Like Other Juries

By Sonali Chakravarti
April 28, 2021

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What I saw was a jury-selection process that substantially departed from the country’s norms, resulting in a racially mixed jury, a number of whose members criticized American law enforcement for systematically discriminating against Black people.

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That these people held these views and still served on the jury shows a path toward greater democratic representation in America’s courtrooms.

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It’s difficult to overstate how significant a departure from the norm this is. In many similar cases, a potential juror’s mere intimation of a belief in systemic injustice makes judges and attorneys nervous—especially when the juror is a person of color.

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/04/what-was-different-time/618735/

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Thu Apr 29, 2021, 07:07 PM

1. that must depend somewhat on geography...

and the fact that the prosecution actually wanted to win the case.

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