Originally posted by Mack Dogg
Michael must have saw the tape and thought, "why is this happening to me?" That must have been it.
Originally posted by Off_the_wall
gah I know! I was watching ITV earlier and the bastards made me cry coz they were talking as about it as if he was going to prison, like showing the holding cells and BS. Now I know why I've been avoiding the news programs!
Originally posted by Frenchy
That sounds fair to me... Anyway, now that it's been allowed in court, the jury MUST consider the 93 allegations. They may disregard them, but they have to consider them. Still, that's what I was saying: the possible history is not sufficient to find him guilty of the charges. If the prosecution had proved the 93 allegations, it would have been a serious problem, but still not enough to prove the current charges. They didn't prove anything, and I am not even sure that they reached the reasonable doubt threshold, so I don't think it's a huge problem. At best, they confused the jury, that's all.
Originally posted by Albamelia
No, no, no, Honey. That's what the judge is there for, to make sure it's justice!
Take this: what if the jury hates Michael, they think like DS, and just say "hey we think he's guilty". the judge has to be given a why, he ain't gonna let it pass, it wouldn't be fair/justice. If he doesn't follow what the jury says or think they're being unfair, he can say that they're not being fair and go on about, w/out their decision. That's what he's there for. Get it?
Don't expect the verdict on Friday. The closing arguments are supposed to take all day Thursday AND some of Friday... And the deliberations usually take several days, even if they're short.Originally posted by Drizzl
I can imagine what it's going to be like when Michael comes out of that courtroom on Friday a free man. It's gonna be nuts