INSIDE THE BLAGO JURY ROOM

One jury member speaks out. Eric Sarnello, a criminal justice student, shared his thoughts with CBS news. The 12 person jury came very close to a unanimous decision in the case…except for one woman holdout. “She just looked at things a different way,” said Sarnello. “We’d listen to a tape and people would be like, ‘wow, that just confirms that he’s guilty’ and she’d say, ‘that just confirms to me that he’s not guilty”. It’s a mistrial on 23 of 24 counts.

Ah, the frustrations of our legal system. Now we must double the expense, double the time, double the effort, and do it again. By the time he is convicted he may have been elected to the Senate seat himself. Why not? Boston Mayor Jim Curley once ran the city government exercising the privileges of office from his jail cell. He later ran for Governor of Massachusetts. Integrity is not a requirement for Democratic office seekers.

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