Like so many other Americans, I'm waiting on the jury in the Rittenhouse trial.
I know how I think it should go, based on the evidence I've seen, but one of the huge truths of the American judicial process, is that we never know what a jury might do. It's a crap shoot.
I have seen juries make some surprising decisions during my long career as a cop, and I am always comforted by the insight of Mark Twain on juries.
We have a criminal jury system which is superior to any in the world; and its efficiency is only marred by the difficulty of finding twelve men every day who don't know anything and can't read.
- 4th of July speech 1873
I defer to the expertise of Mr. Clements, and hope that the jury makes the right decision.