If the truth was made known, we may have found out that the 12 jurors and 5 alternates had built up resentment before they ever ventured to Orlando.
How would any of us like it if a Judge and lawyers descended upon the county we live in and forced us to serve on a jury in another county? The defendant lived in a wealthier county and the crime was committed there. Why should we have to leave our home and families and put up with being sequestered in hotels? How would you like to have a deputy waiting outside a cubicle when nature called? How about the long hours we spent at the courthouse during jury selection? We were herded in and out like cattle and stood for hours while a couple gray haired dudes, a mitigating dudess and an aggrevating dumb looking clown smiled at us while asking his stupid questions.
How about having to get permission from our place of employ to see if they would pay us in our absense?
Orange County gave us a pittance of $30, thirty dollars a day for serving on the jury. Big deal! It cost more than that to board out my pet hamster while I was away.
Why should we the jury have to decide the fate of someone who does not reside in our county?
The judge wanted to pick a jerked off county where he felt people did not hear about Casey Anthony? Did he figure that the people in Pinellas County were deaf, dumb and blind? Hey we have tv’s and running water.
Yes we will liberate us so we can get back home.
Well, we will show them. “not guilty, not guilty, not guilty. Surprise!”
Oops, I think we were supposed to deliberate. So that is what the fuss is all about now.