jury duty

The way things are going, it looks like Donald Trump may be your next president. That means a lot more black men will be arrested and bound over for trial in the coming years. The prison population in America is already majority black. But wait until Trump is president…

Loyal reader Yardgirl has a solution — since most of you won’t be going to the polls this year.

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David Wilson

A Houston sex offender will spend the rest of his life in prison for molesting 2 young girls and infecting them with HIV.

A jury took just one hour to convict David Wilson, 34, of infecting his 23-month-old niece and a 14-year-old girl with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

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hung jury in Freddie Gray case

The jury is hung in the trial of Officer William Porter, one of six officers indicted in the death of Freddie Gray.

Gray, 25, died of complications due to a severed spine he suffered during a “rough ride” in the back of a police van in April.

Freddie Gray’s death sparked civil unrest and rioting that left 20 officers injured and millions of dollars in property damage in Baltimore.

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Renisha McBride funeral

Theodore Paul Wafer, the Michigan man who shot and killed Renisha McBride was found guilty on all 3 charges in a Detroit courtroom today.

Wafer, 54, appeared stunned when the verdict was read. The jury deliberated less than 24 hours before finding Wafer guilty of homicide murder in the 2nd degree, guilty of manslaughter death by weapon aimed with intent but without malice, and guilty of weapons charges.

Before deciding Wafer’s fate, jurors asked to see the shotgun, Wafer’s screen door and a tape measure.

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Pamela Ballin Judge Mark Anthony Scott

A DeKalb County judge is accused of making a mockery of the justice system after he freed a woman who was convicted of murder.

A jury found Pamela Ballin guilty of killing her husband Derrick “Ricky” Ballin at his home in 2009.

But Stone Mountain (GA) Superior Court Judge Mark Anthony Scott overturned the jury’s verdict and released Pamela Ballin on bond.

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Accused Killer Can Wear Turtleneck to Hide Neck Tattoo A Kansas judge has ruled that an accused killer can wear a turtleneck sweater to cover his neck tattoo because his body can be used against him in court.

Lawyers for Jeffrey Chapman, 32, argued that jurors would prejudge Chapman if they were allowed to see the word “MURDER” that is tattooed backwards across his neck from ear to ear.

The Kansas man is in jail awaiting trial for a 2011 murder.

State law prevents a tattoo artist from going into a licensed jail facility to remove the tattoo.

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