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Blago "Almost" Guilty On All Counts.

Maybe next time.........

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itsmesteph11

Asked by itsmesteph11 at 6:36 PM on Aug. 18, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Whatever, so stupid how high profile people get off easy just because they have money!! The justice system is sooooooooooooo messed up it's not even funny! He's guilty and everyone knows it. Face the facts, you knew you were doing wrong now pay the price!
    anikahaynes1

    Answer by anikahaynes1 at 6:41 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • The jurors said the government case was so complicated they couldn't evaluate the evidence properly.
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 6:45 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • It's funny that he feels vindicated--a hung jury is not the same as dismissal of charges. He is an asshat (I think that is what is on his head!)
    Youngwifey2

    Answer by Youngwifey2 at 7:06 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • Sounds to me like Chicago-style politics wins again! I would almost bet that they bought off at least one juror, somehow.
    29again

    Answer by 29again at 7:17 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • Who was the hold-out juror who caused the hung jury? I wonder how much she got paid for that?
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 7:34 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • Youngwifey


    He's a pompous ass...in other words a politician! Him & DeLay....even Rengel....(who wants to KNOW if he's a crook...ummm, don't YOU know? or have you been in Washington too long)....and the list could go ON ON ON ON.....


    It's not about what you DID its about WHAT can be PROVED

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:52 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • "It's not about what you DID its about WHAT can be PROVED"

    Too right ! That is the fundamental protection of our American court system. If there is a reasonable doubt, then a juror MUST NOT convict. ... Innocent until proven - PROVEN - guilty.

    There are plenty of countries where that is not actually the case! One is required to prove one's innocence !

    It is chilling to see how much trial and conviction by media circus is accepted by today's American public ! They seem to think we live in one of those other countries.

    I have no horse in this race, but I DO feel strongly about affecting other people's lives based on sophomoric bias instilled by irresponsible reporters.

    There is a reason we have a jury trial, rather than convicting people by taking a poll of the American public, after all.

    Sorry, you are all welcome to your opinions. I just see too much of this "deciding based on media rumors".
    waldorfmom

    Answer by waldorfmom at 3:29 AM on Aug. 19, 2010

  • Typically, our court system is a poll of peoples thoughts. Even though they have all kinds of information it is still just their opinion in the end that convicts or sets them free. What does it mean if 11 jurors believe he is guilty and only one doesn't? Only that the one had different opinions on what he/she heard during the trial. For all we know they could just not be quite sure they wanted to be the one to toss Blago into jail. You never know, you can only accept or not accept the verdict. That's why convictions can be appealed.
    itsmesteph11

    Comment by itsmesteph11 (original poster) at 2:47 PM on Aug. 19, 2010

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