Monday, July 22, 2013

American Stupid, hello Mr. Jackson

Recently the estimable Jesse Jackson, was interviewed on MSNBC (noted bias news media outlet) concerning the acquittal of George Zimmerman in reference to the murder charges of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida.  

MSNBC asked:
“Reverend, I want to ask you about the make-up of the jury. You tweeted this after the verdict was handed down, you tweeted: "The jury, no black and no men, was always suspect." Do you feel this affected the outcome: the make-up of the jury?”

Mr. Jackson (who one time sought the Democratic Party’s nomination to run for president) replied:
“Well, it was a stretch, trying to avoid the obvious. There was no--you speak of jury of your peers: there was no man on the jury—Trayvon was a black boy—there was no man, no black on the jury. So at least the idea of jury of your peers was a stretch all the while.”

There was no black man on the jury so it was not a jury of his peers?  Is Mr. Jackson aware it was George Zimmerman (not black) that was on trial and not Trayvon Martin? 

Also nowhere in United States Constitution law is it required to have “jury of peers.”  The Sixth Amendment to the United State Constitution addressing juries mentions “impartial jury.”  It Mr. Jackson and other assorted dopes are looking for “jury of peers” in law they will have to look across the pond (the Atlantic Ocean) to Europe, the United Kingdom.  It is in the UK where it is law to have a “jury of peer.” 

The United States has been free of United Kingdom laws for 234 years, except in case not addressed by written U.S. law, it then defers to English Common Law.  However when it comes to trails by a jury, U.S. law does address the issue.     

Article about Jessie Jackson and “jury of peers:”

YouTube video of Mr. Jackson’s interview, “jury of peers” comes in around 1:18:

Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution “impartial jury:”

The right to a jury of peers:

America the Stupid videos:

Link to Texas Daddy store:

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