In the United States, a person is presumed innocent, until the State can prove “beyond a reasonable doubt” that the person, charged with a crime, is guilty. I got to see the wheels of justice turn, first-hand, during the last week in April, while serving on jury duty. A husband/father was accused of assaulting his wife and daughter; hence two counts of assault.
The trial was fascinating, especially the jury selection part of the trial. I thought, for sure, I would be dismissed for two reasons:
- I have many years of training, as an auditor, where my job was to ascertain whether someone was telling the truth. Whichever side was planning to present sketchy information, I would surely figure Continue reading