AddThis Social Bookmark Button
Free Dating

The John Edwards verdict

posted 5/31/2012 7:29:37 PM |
0 kudosgive kudos what's this?
    report abuse
tagged: straddle, news, people
  StraddleMyNose

Anyone have any thoughts on the subject?

I think that this a pretty stupid ass jury!

Copy & paste to friend: (Click inside box; Ctrl + C to copy; Ctrl + V to paste)

   read more blogs!

Blogs by StraddleMyNose:
Help, I've fallen and can't get up...
This is cute!
Good to see Wis. Gov. Walker survive
Jackass party
Bronze statue
The John Edwards verdict
Yeeeeee Hawwwwww......
Lap Dance gone wrong
Hitler's great granddaughter
Just for you ladies...a new trend with high heels to try


Comments:

post a comment!

sugarnspice005

May 31 @ 8:31PM  
In any criminal trial, burden of proof is on the prosecution to prove beyond a REASONABLE doubt that the accused is guilty. When a judge gives the jury instructions, the judge will tell the jury that in order to return a guilty verdict, there must be no doubt.

I wasn't sitting on that jury, so I don't know all of the evidence they were shown, and I don't know all of the arguments given by the defense. None of us sitting here in front of our computers knows what that jury saw and heard to come to where they are now.

No, I would not dream of calling them "stupid". Like I said, I wasn't sitting in that jury box, so I don't know all of what they saw and heard from both sides. I didn't agree with the Casey Anthony jury either, but, again, I wasn't there to see and hear everything they saw and heard either.

Let's not forget, we are innocent until proven guilty in this country. I'm not saying Edwards is "innocent", in fact, I think he's a jerk and a low life. He has to live the rest of his life with people thinking he's a low class ass, and his political career is ruined. Just because he isn't getting punished by a criminal trial doesn't mean he is going to be spared in a civil trial.
StraddleMyNose

May 31 @ 8:42PM  
Dawn, I know what you're saying, but really now, these jurors make a mockery out of our judicial system. I have no problems saying that I think these people are pretty fucking stupid. Either that, or there had to be some die hard liberals on that jury.

But then liberals and stupid go hand in hand.

I doubt that they're going to go through all this again with Edwards.
sugarnspice005

May 31 @ 8:59PM  
Again, neither one of us was sitting on that jury, so we don't know what evidence they saw or heard.

And, I resent being called "stupid". I don't refer to myself as "liberal", more like moderate. Yes, I have voted Democrat as well as Republican.

He was found not guilty on one charge and the jury was hung on the rest of the charges. What that basically means is that there were those who believed he was guilty, but, there were also the same number who had doubts. Those jurors went through a process called "voir doir", which is where both sides get to question/challenge jurors to weed out so called "die hard liberals". That jury was agreed upon by both the prosecution and the defense.

Voir doir

Also, each side is given what is called peremptory challenges, which is a way of each side basically can dismiss a juror they feel would be biased.

Peremptory Challenge

What I'm trying to say, both the prosecution and the defense pick the jury. They have equal say so that it is a fair jury.

My personal opinion, from the reports I've heard, Edwards is a snake...and I'm being nice. He cheated on his wife, who was dying from cancer, and had a child with his mistress whom he was sneaking around to see.

StraddleMyNose

May 31 @ 9:02PM  
Where did I call you a liberal and stupid, Dawn?

I'm saying that a lot of evidence that was presented at trial should have gotten a conviction somewhere.
RJ53

May 31 @ 9:12PM  
The question was did he break a law not what his morals were. If morals were a factor in trials then half the country should be behind bars. The question was did he illegally use money and unless you can prove he did then you have to find him innocent. I think he was about like half them men I knew growing up in the south. He just got caught because he was a public figure. You can think what you want about him but what he did in his personal life was not on trial. Only the illegal use of funds.
sugarnspice005

May 31 @ 9:13PM  
But then liberals and stupid go hand in hand.

I tend to vote Democrat...which I've seen referred to as "liberals". Not always, but, I have voted Democrat.

And I'm not saying Edwards is "innocent". Like I said, I think he's a snake. And, in all honesty, if you and I had been pooled for that jury, neither one of us would have been chosen by either side.

Conviction? From what I've heard, I wouldn't be surprised that he did use campaign funds to hide his affair. Power does strange things to people.

I doubt we've heard the end of this story.
RJ53

May 31 @ 9:23PM  
But then liberals and stupid go hand in hand.

And then some liberals have college degrees and high triple digit IQs. Since 2010 I have heard some stupid shit come out of the mouths of some right wingers here in NC like the state senator who actually asked if the state National Guard had a plan in case of alien invasion and he was not talking about Mexicans. But I still do not generalize about all Republicans being stupid. Just because someone does not agree with your opinion does not make them stupid, it just means they do not agree with you and the last time I heard we could still do that unless congress passed a bill while I was not looking outlawing it.
pinklipstick2

May 31 @ 9:24PM  
Ok I have read everything so I am going to the judge . Now hush I am older than both of you and sometimes I pull that card out when it suits me Straddle you have the right to your opinion what you have read and heard you went with it , Now Sugar you loved the law and know the in and outs of what can be heard and what can't be , And . I do agree with you . Now as a third party I didn't see where he call you stupid first off everyone knows you are middle of the road so that Anyway I lean towards Straddle about libreals except my word for them are dumb asses and Sugar YOU ARE NOT one of them . You are passonate abouit the law . And we all know its whom every presents the best case in front of the jury .
StraddleMyNose

May 31 @ 9:32PM  
your opinion does not make them stupid
Yeah it does. I value my opinion very VERY highly!

StraddleMyNose

May 31 @ 9:40PM  
RJ53

May 31 @ 10:00PM  
Wouldn't a liberal have to care what someone else's opinion is to be annoyed?
StraddleMyNose

May 31 @ 10:12PM  
Wouldn't a liberal have to care what someone else's opinion is to be annoyed?
You care...
somnium

May 31 @ 11:49PM  
Ummm... can I break in here for a bit?.................




Thank you.............




Now, good night... time to hit the sack!!



Just my 2ยข worth- and then I probably have change coming back!


Wordsofwit

Jun 1 @ 8:11AM  
these jurors make a mockery out of our judicial system. I have no problems saying that I think these people are pretty fucking stupid. Either that, or there had to be some die hard liberals on that jury.

When it comes to tainting judgment on a non-political issue (a crimianl trial) with die hard dogmatic politics you take the cake. It is not like the attorneys for both sides did not get to vett the jury

I'm saying that a lot of evidence that was presented at trial should have gotten a conviction somewhere.

How would you know? Were you one of the twelve people sitting in the jury box?
StraddleMyNose

Jun 1 @ 10:41AM  
How would you know? Were you one of the twelve people sitting in the jury box?
I heard all what was presented as evidence from various sources on tv. Not sure what they're showing over on your CNN to where you wouldn't know what's already out there!
RJ53

Jun 1 @ 7:50PM  
You care..


Actually no, I was bored
lamearsesite

Jun 1 @ 7:59PM  
Someone was paid off.

free dating | mission statement | testimonials | safety warning | report abuse | safe list | privacy | legal | 2257 | advertise | link to us

© Copyright 2000-2014 Online Singles, LLC.
OS-WEB01
The John Edwards verdict