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Former Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL) Files Appeal, Citing Scripture

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Jerome, Dec 30, 2017.

  1. Jerome

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    Lol, kind of hard to fault the prosecutors for dismissing that potential juror.
     
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    Actually, in this case, the Appellant is correct, the Court committed reversible error. The guilty verdict should be set aside and the defendant retried.
     
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    I agree.
     
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    I disagree. Sounds to me like the juror had her mind made up before deliberations ever bagan and it had nothing to do with the evidence.
     
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    Why?
     
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    Well, I was corrected, this juror was aready picked before their "revelation," but...

    If a potential juror said that they had received divine revelation as to the guilt or imnocence of a defendant, well, it sounds to me like their mind is made up.

    Hard to get a fair trial if one of your jurors already has the answer before the trial.

    Now, if you were falsely accused of a crime, would you want a person who believed that God told them you were guilty on your jury?
     
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    I got you...that makes sense. I thought you were saying a already selected one should be kicked.
     
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    I don't know if it's legal, but they should be.

    Again, if you were on trial, would you want to be judged by someone who told the judge that they were disregarding all evidence and convicting you based on divine revelation?

    I wholeheartedly believe in God. In regards to statements about how a juror says that God told them how to vote, pardon me if I have some skepticism.
     
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    Well if you want to go down that road, it would be hard to fault prosecutors for dismissing black jurors because the defendant was black. A DA many years ago that I tried many cases with always did that. He denied that reasoning, but if the defendant was black, he was going to use every strike he had on black jurors. Its smart if you are just looking at winning and losing, but it is dirty and unethical.
     
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    Brown ordered to report to Florida prison camp

    Federal appeals court denied her request to remain out of prison during her appeal.
     
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    The judge has the legal duty to dismiss any juror who has predetermined guilt.
     
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    Corrine Brown attends Baptist church service before heading to prison camp
     
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    Corinne Brown now in prison, local Baptist pastor writes to Trump, asking him to commute her sentence

    "ActionNewsJax has obtained a copy of the letter a local pastor sent to President Donald Trump today, asking Trump to commute the sentence of former Congresswoman Corrine Brown. Brown is serving 5 years in a federal prison"

    Rev. Richard P. Burton, Sr. of Jacksonville's Baptist Bible Church "cited a verse from the Bible in his letter.":

    [Matthew 18:21-22] “Then Peter came up and said to him, ‘Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?' Jesus said to him, 'I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.'”

    "Under the power vested in you by Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution, I ask that you use your good office to commute the sentence of Corrine Brown so she can rejoin her family and become a productive citizen again."
     
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