July 26, 2010
Recently I served on a jury in a local criminal case. It was an interesting experience, although it took a huge chunk of time out of my summer. (Man-oh-man do lawyers love to talk! But that's an entirely different topic.)
The case turned out to be quite silly, actually, when you got down to the basics of it. The problem was, everything that could have possibly gone wrong in the situation that led to the charges did go wrong. Wait. Maybe not quite everything. Someone very easily could have gotten killed, and they didn't. So that was good.
As I listened to all the testimonies and heard more than a dozen people tell the same story over...