I don't know how many of you are paying attention to the Scott Peterson trial here in California. But, in the last 2 days, to jurors have been let go. This jury is looking more and more like a joke.
The law states that an accused has the right to be judged by a jury of peers.
Should this law be changed? Is it time to start a professional jury? One that is made up from a variety of backgrounds, but intelligent people, whom are paid well for this job, and this is it? This is what they do? Could they see through the crap? Could they put a hold on these lame ass law suits that make no sense, could they put away those who break the law?
Had we had one of those in 1995, perhaps OJ would have been sent to prison.
One of the challenges I see in the current system, is this. Many people that have common sense, who have some level of intelligence, are in jobs that do not allow them to be on the jury. They work, and to take several weeks, or in the above listed cases, months, is impossible for the average person.
Certainly, there are at times smart people on these cases, but I think this ought to be looked at.
Even on the Peterson case, the jury foreman was just removed, and he was a doctor with a law degree as well. Obviously intelligent, but still didn't follow the rules, and has been kicked off the jury.
So, what do you think? Keep it as it is, though highly imperfect, or have a professional jury?