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Old 10-25-2011, 07:43 PM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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In most cases names are not released into the media.

So why not release anything sealed and unreleased related to the Anthony case?
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Old 10-25-2011, 08:04 PM
 
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They said on the news this morning that media was constantly coming to their residence. Most of them pulled the blinds and locked the doors. So I have a feeling they aren't feeling to safe in their houses right.
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:52 AM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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Pretty sad it's come to this. People doing their civic duty (and doing it well) are put in danger because of it.
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:37 AM
 
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What is the point of releasing jurors names? To get them stalked or killed in retaliation for the verdict? This doesn't make any sense and serves no real purpose.
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:58 AM
 
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If I recall correctly, I read one of the jurors that spoke out (may have been an alternate.) After they reached a verdict they agreed as a group, made a pact to not speak about the deliberations and verdict. I know I read that somewhere I just can't find it.
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:18 AM
 
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I wish they wouldn't publish these lists. Speaking from inside the system, its hard enough right now to get people to serve on juries. There are all the excuses of employment, children, poor health, old age, and transportation issues that constantly come up when juries are selected. Now, we have to add to this list the idea that jurors may wish to avoid service out of fear that they will be beaten up, killed, or just harassed because they returned a verdict people disagreed with.

I've seen situations where out of 50 jury summons sent out, only 11 or 12 people appeared in court. This problem is just going to get worse as this country becomes angrier and more polarized.
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:55 AM
 
Location: You know... That place
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The only reason I even looked at the list was because I live near Pinellas and grew up in Pinellas. I wanted to make sure no one I knew was on the jury. I would hate to see someone I cared about being threatened just because they did their job and the prosecution didn't.
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Old 10-26-2011, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Native Floridian, USA
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I would just like to put a face to the descriptions we always heard or read about ... the church lady ... the policeman's daughter ... the handyman ... Juror #2 the last one to hold out for guilty ... Juror #6 the guy that put his story up for bid starting at $50k. Of course we may never see pictures just names. I don't wish them harm and I hope they are not harassed. I have mental pictures.

Plenty of people at least 50 visitors were allowed in the courtroom each day in addition to the press. No photos were allowed but comments from various sessions ... a male juror in his 50's appeared to doze off during some of the testimony.

I don't even care about the who, what and why they reached their verdict. It's over and done with and my only problem with the whole deal is why the Princess is getting all this special treatment.
As always, a thoughtful post. I agree with everything said here and I am not obsessed (sp).....
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Old 10-26-2011, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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I don't really see a point of them releasing the names..
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Why would they even release the list.
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What is the point of releasing jurors names? To get them stalked or killed in retaliation for the verdict? This doesn't make any sense and serves no real purpose.
Well...... It may be because this country was founded on a system of openess to the public, and where our government can't hide things from us. Not to mention that the jurors aren't given the prvilege to remain anonymous in any other case { except perhaps mobster trials } and therefore, these jurors shouldn't be given that privilege either. Just my guess though.

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Pretty sad it's come to this. People doing their civic duty (and doing it well) are put in danger because of it.
lol yes.....yes bosco, we all know how you feel about the verdict.


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In most cases names are not released into the media.
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Huh? Quite the contrary Virgode.
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Old 10-26-2011, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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I wish they wouldn't publish these lists. Speaking from inside the system, its hard enough right now to get people to serve on juries. There are all the excuses of employment, children, poor health, old age, and transportation issues that constantly come up when juries are selected. Now, we have to add to this list the idea that jurors may wish to avoid service out of fear that they will be beaten up, killed, or just harassed because they returned a verdict people disagreed with.

I've seen situations where out of 50 jury summons sent out, only 11 or 12 people appeared in court. This problem is just going to get worse as this country becomes angrier and more polarized.
Exactly. It's really ridiculous when you think about it.
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