Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Now here's a jury I wouldn't want to be on

I don't know how they are going to find any kind of neutral person in relation to being on the Jury at the Michael Jackson trail.


According to legal experts, the panelists will almost certainly be asked whether celebrities in trouble get the justice they deserve or the justice they can buy. They'll be asked whether they can fairly weigh the claims for and against a wealthy neighbor who is perhaps the most famous celebrity ever to be charged as a criminal — a puzzle wrapped in an enigma inside a snow-white suit and a surgical mask.

"There's an interesting aspect of this case that goes to the fact that Michael Jackson is a very eccentric person," said Jo-Ellan Dimitrius, a trial consultant who assisted the O.J. Simpson defense team. "Do people believe that eccentricity suggests a criminal mind, or just that Jackson is a very creative, artistic guy and his eccentricity shouldn't be held against him?"

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