Monday, February 3, 2014
Day 1 of jury selection in Michael Dunn case ended today with 36 people excused for cause with 46 reporting back tomorrow at 1 pm and 30 new people will be brought in at 8:30 am to fill out a questionnaire and be individually questioned by counsel and the court.
The public and the media have been prohibited from being in the courtroom until after jury selection is concluded and counsel are ready to make their opening statements.
The reporters have been placed in a separate room with audio of the hearing piped in. The audio did not work very well. At times counsel’s questions could not be heard and at other times juror responses were inaudible.
All in all, this was exactly the wrong way to dispel suspicions that the outcome of this trial is rigged.
After the dreadful result in Trayvon’s case that was due in no small part to screwed up jury selection by the prosecution regarding B37, I expected Angela Corey would insist on openness to defend her reputation and the reputation of her office.
For those who are inclined to believe that the fix in, you probably do not need any additional evidence.
Nevertheless, there is additional evidence. I refer to Dunn’s jailhouse phone calls.
Corey has effectively buried them for the time being, despite an order from the Court of Appeals to disclose them.
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