LDP wrote: ↑Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:01 pmAgree.
However, if we naturally expand this to "any jury can provide a guilty verdict", I would not see the Sheriff's fate in exactly a positive light.
I am a skeptic when it comes to humans. "A jury of your peers" always makes me scared. For a good reason. That's a lie. We are statistically much more likely to see a jury of easily influenced liberal fear mongers. Those people do not follow logic or the letter of the law, they prefer their feelings and emotions. Not the smartest move when deciding another human's fate.
I fear the day when this verdict will become binding "given the good moral character of the defendant and the lack of any evidence, your honor, we, the almighty jury, feel that the defendant is guilty".
Did I mention I do not have faith in humankind?
I agree and see your point. If my research is correct. Then a judge can overcome and wash out an jury’s guilty verdict. However the opposite cannot happen.
Not sure how often this takes place. But hopefully his judge will have common sense. And I agree. The pool or jurors could be a crap shoot.