Skip to comments.The Pulse: Race and the all-female-jury strategy
Posted on 07/29/2013 10:03:46 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The O.J. Simpson criminal prosecution was doomed from the moment the trial was moved from Santa Monica to downtown Los Angeles, ensuring that the jury looked nothing like the two victims, legal pundits agree. Might the outcome of the George Zimmerman trial have been similarly predetermined - not because of race, but because of gender?
That there is racial division in how people regard the Zimmerman verdict is evident, both anecdotally and in the data. Thousands of mostly African Americans have marched in protest since the not-guilty verdict, and now polling results evidence the division.
Last week, a Washington Post/ABC survey reported that 86 percent of African Americans disapproved of the not-guilty verdict, vs. 31 percent of whites. But dig deeper into those numbers and a pattern emerges - one not so surprising to the jury consultant who helped the Zimmerman defense "deselect" the jury.
While among all adults 41 percent approve and 41 percent disapprove, men are more likely to approve of the verdict, 47 percent, vs. 33 percent who do not. Women are more inclined to be disapproving of the verdict (48 percent vs. 36 percent). But when women are separated by race, those numbers flip....
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As a white woman, I have always been a bit apprehensive when I am in a place outdoors where there are only men. Of course if they are playing a game such as Frisbee golf or soccer, that is different. But if I see a bunch of black men in a group who appear to be congregating for no obvious reason, then I am indeed frightened.
Does that make me a racist? I suspect that black women might feel the same.
A damp mop is smarter than Angela Corey.
The war on women: People who are critical of the zommerman verdict!!!
No you are not a racist. It’s called situational awareness. You are simply being aware of your surroundings and who is around you. Being careful as you are is simply a good thing to do for your own personal safety.
No, actually women can, *gasp*, think on their own just fine.
Why does this liberal assume that women are all dunderheads?
I don’t fault the prosecution in this case for going with an all female jury. They knew from the start they had no case. Their only hope was a completely emotional verdict based on feeling sorry for the mother, and decided they were more likely to get it from women. Just didn’t work out.
An all female jury hurts the black man because there is a 20% chance that a woman has been raped and a 50% chance the rapist was black. Thus, women jurors are racists.
If you aren’t more careful in such a situation, you’re a twit.
Isn’t that what we always say about liberals, that they “feel” instead of “think”?
The prosecution was hoping for an emotional verdict with a little bias against the adult and sympathy for the boy aggressor.