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Old 02-19-2013, 01:10 AM
 
Location: Plano, TX
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After doing a lot of research and watching numerous real-life crime shows/stories (i.e. forensic files, 48 hours, dateline, ect.) it seems like Florida, Texas, and South Carolina seem to pick the lowest common denominators to serve on Juries during Murder trials.

I have seen numerous cases covered on satellite/cable television channels such as I.D. (Investigation Discovery), A & E, and Bio, where a defendant was convicted of a heinous crime (i.e. first degree murder) based only off a little bit of circumstantial evidence and NO PHYSICAL evidence whatsoever. I have also seen cases where there should have been a guilty verdict (for instance the Casey Anthony trial) but the jury ended up acquitting the defendant.

In many murder cases that I have researched, it appears that Florida has the most corrupt justice system of the three states mentioned above and is most likely to give a life sentence or the death penalty to an innocent person, while letting someone who is actually deserving of such sentence get away with murder due to jury incompetence.

IMHO, Florida, Texas, and South Carolina are states that are in the most urgent need for legal reform, as I have seen too many cases of people being convicted of crimes in these states such as murder on nothing but a little bit of circumstantial evidence.

Overall, I think that EVERY state in this country should have strict regulations on who can serve on a jury so that there is indeed a fair and impartial trial for each accused suspect of a crime and so the REAL criminals get put behind bars and not someone who is innocent and not involved with the crime whatsoever. Too many juries are biased and automatically agree with the prosecution, especially during murder trials.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Plano, TX
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From what I have seen through my intensive research and watching many real-life crime shows on T.V., it seems like Florida is the one state where an innocent person is likely to get convicted of a crime that he or she didn't commit, just because the jury simply sides with the prosecution, despite what evidence is presented, especially in the case of Florida vs. Scott Burnside.

Florida is a backwards state in terms of the legal system; even more so than Texas. You can't prove me otherwise. I have never seen a state in this country that has so many wrongful convictions in murder cases than Florida. The Casey Anthony trial is a PERFECT example of jury incompetence.

Some of you Floridians may feel offended by my comments, but my comments are backed by facts. If you want those specific facts, just let me know and I will provide them.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Plano, TX
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What?? Are some of you SC, FL, and TX people too scared to post a response to my post??
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