WHEN WILL AMERICA PUT PEER IN ITS JURY SYSTEM?
The American Jury System of trial may be the most corrupt in the world. Even more laughable is the appendage of the word peer to a hatist jury system that is stacked against minorities but mainly blacks. There are instances that a prosecutor demands a jury trial over the objections of the defendant because he/she knows that the stacked jury will disregard the evidence and convict an innocent man. If you live in a city with 80% blacks, your jury may be all white and these are supposed to be your peers. When will this farce stop? This is as important as the demand for civil rights by blacks and other minorities.
If you are lucky to have a single black on your jury pool, the prosecutor will dismiss that juror for no reason and the white judges allow this nonsense to go on in every court room in America unchallenged. You will expect the judge to resist dismissing the single black juror but the judge is as prejudiced and hatist as the prosecutor and the jury of “their” peers that will convict you if you are black or discharge you if you are white. The closest a jury may come to convict a white person of killing a black person especially if it is a case of police killing, is a hung jury. When no member of the jury looks like you, dresses like you, eats like you, walks like you, and sleeps like you, the jury is not a jury of your peers but your oppressors!
What is more repulsive is the deception being practiced with the imprimatur of the American Bar Association. “In addition to challenges for cause, each lawyer has a specific number of peremptory challenges. These challenges permit a lawyer to excuse a potential juror without stating a cause. In effect, they allow a lawyer to dismiss a juror because of a belief that the juror will not serve the best interests of the client. Peremptory challenges are limited to a certain number determined by the kind of lawsuit being tried. They can’t be used to discriminate on the basis of race or sex.”-http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_education/resources/law_related_education_network/how_courts_work/juryselect.html.
How can you dismiss a juror by looks and yet claim that it is not on the basis of looks (race and sex). May be there should be a federal law that potential jurors should disguise their appearance and voices. The effect on jury selection will be salutary. If a seated jury does not reflect the racial diversity of the population from which it is chosen, it is a jury of your oppressors and not your peers. We can discard the present system of peer jury administered injustice for a bench trial-based system. Judges demonstrating a hatist pattern of administering injustice can be disciplined by a judicial watchdog or reversed on appeal.