View Poll Results: Should someone not be allowed to serve on a jury based on beliefs,race or ethnicity?

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  • Yes they should allow a potential juror to be excluded due to race

    2 8.70%
  • No a potential juror should not be excluded due to race

    15 65.22%
  • Yes they should allow a potential juror to be excluded due to ethnicity

    2 8.70%
  • No a potentiickeal juror should not be excluded due to ethnicity

    15 65.22%
  • Yes they should allow a potential juror to be excluded due to beliefs

    14 60.87%
  • No a potential juror should not be excluded due to beliefs

    6 26.09%
  • other

    4 17.39%
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    Re: Should someone not be allowed to serve on a jury based on beliefs,race or ethnici

    My answers to the poll question:
    1. No a potential juror should not be excluded due to race.
    2. No a potential juror should not be excluded due to ethnicity.
    3. Yes they should allow a potential juror to be excluded due to beliefs.


    As far as I am aware, jurors are routinely excluded due to their beliefs.

    If a potential juror in a trial of a drunk driver who killed someone had their child killed in the same way, they will most likely be biased against him.

    If a potential juror believes all black persons are thieving rapists, they should be excluded from the trial of a black person who is accused of being a thief and/or rapist.

    Beliefs are probably the most common reason for excluding a potential juror. If not the only reason.
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    Re: Should someone not be allowed to serve on a jury based on beliefs,race or ethnici

    If there is an expressed prejudice on the part of the potential juror than he / she is disqualified. Simple.
    "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that justifies it."

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    Re: Should someone not be allowed to serve on a jury based on beliefs,race or ethnici

    [quote=Scarecrow Akhbar;1058493722]
    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post

    Can you name any other black people put on the Democrat ticket for president?

    No?

    Then your use of the word "viable" is meaningless, since it implies other candidates were not viable, and in fact those candidates just don't exist. Chances are good in the last election that even that Clinton broad would have won against McCain, which is why the Democrats have been pushing a McCain candidacy for so long.

    Completely off topic, of course.
    That's what I said, if you read the post.....
    Well actually, I said, "major party"......
    If they were viable, they would have won the primary....
    No black candidate has even come close before...

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    Re: Should someone not be allowed to serve on a jury based on beliefs,race or ethnici

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Should someone not be allowed to serve on a jury based on their beliefs,race or ethnicity? The are poll options asking yes or no for each.


    Aafia Siddiqui demands no Jewish jurors at attempted murder trial - Times Online

    A Pakistani scientist who is the only woman accused of working with the al-Qaeda leadership has demanded that Jews should be excluded from the jury at her trial in New York.

    Aafia Siddiqui called for jurors to undergo genetic testing in an outburst in federal court in Manhattan yesterday.

    “If they have a Zionist or Israeli background . . . they are all mad at me,” Ms Siddiqui, an American-educated neuroscientist, said. “I have a feeling everyone here is them [sic] — subject to genetic testing. They should be excluded if you want to be fair,” she told the judge.
    most jews will definitely have a bias against muslims.

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    Re: Should someone not be allowed to serve on a jury based on beliefs,race or ethnici

    Quote Originally Posted by cope2 View Post
    most jews will definitely have a bias against muslims.
    Much like most people of any ethnic, religious, or cultural groups will have a measure of intrinsic bias for their own group and against others. That's what you meant by this, right? I'd hate to think you were making some broad and unsupportable claim about an entire group.
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    Re: Should someone not be allowed to serve on a jury based on beliefs,race or ethnici

    Quote Originally Posted by cope2 View Post
    most jews will definitely have a bias against muslims.
    If it is only Jews, the World is more screwed up than I thought.
    "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that justifies it."

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    Re: Should someone not be allowed to serve on a jury based on beliefs,race or ethnici

    [quote=Partisan;1058494163]
    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post

    That's what I said, if you read the post.....
    Well actually, I said, "major party"......
    If they were viable, they would have won the primary....
    No black candidate has even come close before...
    Obama bewitched Americans into forgetting he was black. Chris Mathews confirmed this by exclaiming that he "forgot [Obama] was black tonight for an hour...
    "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that justifies it."

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