Thursday, June 12, 2008
This Day in the History of Solved Crimes Unpunished
The jury in this case was not composed of idiots. I believe that the jury was composed of people who felt abused by the state of CA. The trial lasted for 134 days (that's 19+ weeks or nearly 4 and 1/2 months).
During that period, the jury was sequestered. The members, as I recall, were housed in a 2nd rate motel w/ inadequate recreational facilities. Their access to TV and radio and printed media was limited. Their access to their families was limited. As I recall, they were not allowed to go home on weekends.
In short, the jury felt as if it were in jail.
The not guilty verdict was an act of resentment.
This is my theory anyway. I offer it by way of explanation, not justification.