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Still no verdict in El Chapo
trial as jurors get grumpy

New York Post, by Emily Saul and Ruth Brown

Original Article

Posted By:Pluperfect, 2/12/2019 4:45:40 AM

Jurors in the trial of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman were showing signs of discord Monday afternoon as they wrapped their fifth day of deliberations without reaching a verdict. Some members of the jury cast irate glances at their fellow panelists as they sat in Brooklyn federal court and asked to review even more witness testimony from the months-long trial — and whether they actually need to reach a unanimous decision on specific allegations against the accused kingpin. “Does a violation have to be proven or not proven unanimously?” the jurors asked in a note to Judge Brian Cogan.

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He´s gonna skate. The jury is afraid.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pchristopher, 2/12/2019 5:27:23 AM     (No. 11900421)

I pity jurors on these long high profile trials. Their lives are really turned upside down by the process and what do they get for it? Not much.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lakerman1, 2/12/2019 7:40:59 AM     (No. 11900500)

How much does it cost to buy one juror? That´s all it takes...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 2/12/2019 7:41:00 AM     (No. 11900501)

Yeah, It was way, way overly complex in the whole case. The idiot prosecutors wanted a show trial instead of one to just put Guzman away. Now the Jury is exhausted, the case is beyond their pay grade and it is not going to go well for the prosecutor.

It is a mess of the system´s own making. It did not have to be this way if they had been able to keep their stupid egos in check.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Bison65, 2/12/2019 9:25:10 AM     (No. 11900611)

Jury nullification...if it doesn´t fit you must acquit. A few jurors likely to benefit handsomely.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jacksin5, 2/12/2019 10:09:51 AM     (No. 11900656)

The Cartels murder every member of a transgressors family. It´s SOP to keep the members in line.

The jurors are very afraid, There are as many Cartel members here as in Central America.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: cold porridge, 2/12/2019 11:46:33 AM     (No. 11900773)

A Spanish first name and a Jewish last name? Guzman?

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