I know the overwhelming majority feel justice was served. However, when it comes to the judicial process, something smells. Since the charges were announced, there was constant debate as to what charges he would be found guilty. However, the jury thatís deciding the manís fate, barely digested lunch before convicting him on all charges. Did these jurors already know their decision before the trial even began? In the back of their minds, were they fearful of causing further riots, personal safety, or even losing their jobs if they didnít find him guilty on all the charges? From a PR perspective, would a company want to keep an employee that was on the jury that found him not guilty?
If additional jurors grant interviews, and they all say something similar regarding not wanting to go through rioting and destruction or concern of personal safety, could the defense attorney file for a mistrial? The National Guard was even deployed over the fear of riots. How could a juror make an impartial decision when they know the chance of riots across the country depends solely on a guilty/not guilty answer?