Because they know far to well how things go down in Trinidad, the weak has been bullied for a long time, and in the end the same people who say they will protect them is the one who will be their executioner.
I can understand their fear and not everyone is ready to die for justice, its a hard thing to put them through, everyone wants him behind bars, they got excited of knowing this man can go to jail, but then the trial went on and Realization started to set in. Finding this man guilty might be the last thing they ever do. But I believe sometimes the governing laws and judicial process is not what one needs to find justice.
The latest tonight is that the current jury will be sequestered for this trial and it caused one of the women to break down in tears saying that she could not leave her children alone as her husband worked all day - she was excused.
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I think it is wrong to have mothers as jurors, they have a higher duty to their children!
People, as I said before this same people who are now "afraid", who burst in tears are the same people who willingly went and waited for hours in order to be chosen as jurors. They put themselves through that! Now the pot is hot and they want to leave? rolleyes
Edited: LDS_forever on 4th Nov, 2006 - 2:54am
Well, so far it looks like Abu will get off. The star witness, whom I would not give the title of 'star' to, admitted that he lied in order to protect his immunity. He also admitted to not being a Muslim and many other things that makes his testimony useless to say the least.
Abu Bakr - Innocent?
At the trial before Justice Ibrahim, Miller was deemed a hostile witness when he said he no longer wanted to testify. Miller claimed his memory had faded but eventually agreed that the information in his statements was true. Danglade was also treated as a hostile witness when he told the court that one of the police investigators had threatened to charge him with murder if he did not give a statement implicating Abu Bakr. He is now claiming his statement was false.