Mistrial in case involving threat against principal
Original post made on Feb 4, 2013
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on Feb 4, 2013 at 1:04 pm
Wonder what evidence the proscecution presented--other than that of the Principal? Without any witnesses, this would seem to be a difficult case to prove if the defendent denied the charge.
Wonder what the racial makeup of the jury was. This could well be a case of jury nullification based on racial grounds. The infamous Lee and Kan jury broke along racial lines--leaving the Santa Clara County DA's Office claiming that it wasn't worth retrying the case because a predominently Asian jury pool would not convict (or words along those lines).
Makes one wonder if, over time, "diversity" will not destroy the predominantly white institution of jury trials.
on Feb 4, 2013 at 1:31 pm
There does seem to be a diversity of gangs these days: Tongan, Samoan, Mexican, Russian, Korean, Vietnamese, etc. The jury members are often terrified of retaliation, especially when Asain gangs are involved. We lived in what slowly became an Asain neighborhood in Fremont for eight years, and there was so much crime, violent and otherwise. Yet, the victims were afraid to call for help for fear of worse if they did!
on Feb 5, 2013 at 8:53 am
Thank You JESUS!! This all worked out for the good! I'm not a big fan of the schools in East Palo Alto, I attended Brentwood and Ronald McNair and the teachers we have today are not as caring as the teachers that were in the schools when I attended. The new generation teachers treat the children diffrent based on the neighborhoods they come from, instead of putting in a little more time and getting to know the families and the home the child comes from so they can get a clear picture of the child. The Ravenswood School District is a JOKE!!! I believe in this case they lied like they always do. That's why the vote was a good split 5-1-6 jury. That 1 person was the realiest on the JURY!!! My thoughts Have A Blessed Day!!