(LibertySociety.com) – Serving on a jury is a civic duty for all eligible Americans to assist in turning the wheels of justice. While it can be an honor for many to serve, a high-profile case could add extra pressure and fear of making what the public sees as the wrong choice. On November 9, someone recorded jurors on their way to court to hear the Kyle Rittenhouse case, which had some fearing for their safety.
Officers on the scene caught the videographer in the act and made them delete the video. Although the presiding judge in the Rittenhouse case assured the jury the court is adding “new procedures” so it doesn’t happen again, the 12 members could have reason to worry going forward.
There have been concerns about jury intimidation in this trial. https://t.co/4l8BqbXywi
— The Western Journal (@WestJournalism) November 10, 2021
On November 6, George Floyd’s alleged nephew tweeted a video telling the jury people were watching them, and the community expects a guilty verdict.
Some compelling witnesses on the night of the shooting seem to back the defendant’s self-defense position. Rittenhouse took the stand in his own defense, giving an emotional testimony on November 10.
All in all, the jury will have to consider more than 30 witnesses’ testimonies to determine the teen’s fate. The question is, will they be able to reach a verdict based on the evidence, or could they be too fearful of retaliation as they carry out their jobs?
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