O.J.: Made in America : The Two Jurors

The Two Jurors

I thought one of the many interesting things in this film was the two jurors they interviewed. Even though they came to the same conclusion, there was a stark contrast in their ability to apply reason.

We had the younger woman who made some good points about the defense's ability to create doubt because the case had been mishandled. I'm not sure if that should have been enough given all the signs that pointed toward O.J. but her way of reasoning made me respect her opinion.

Then there was that older lady who couldn't piece a sentence together. She made a murder case into something about revenge and made herself look like just as much of a racist as Fuhrman in doing so.

Just goes to show you that there's smart and dumb ways to the same conclusion.

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I didn't think the younger juror sounded any smarter, to be honest. She sounded racist as heck, judging Darden for his motives, and fawning over Cochran. She came off as easily manipulated by a lawyer who acted like a pimp.

It's pretty obvious neither of the two women (and based on the statements of the older juror, several other jurors) based their decision on the facts of the case, rather their own emotions and feelings in response to the Rodney King verdict. Had this same trial taken place a year earlier, I believe the outcome would have been guilty.

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I have to agree with you. Just because she was more articulate, doesn't excuse her reasoning, or lack there of, in her decision making in ignoring compelling scientific evidence.

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Maybe the younger juror had other motives as well like most of them seemed too, but she at least had the sense to bring up some valid points along with them, because there were some.

Let's remember that as a juror you're not supposed to sit there and vote what you think happened. If that was the case no one could have freed O.J. with a straight face. You're supposed to evaluate if they are proved guilty beyond reasonable doubt, and only take evidence into account that has not been discredited. That is something entirely different and makes this case a lot more difficult than people understand. Everyone thinks O.J. was guilty, but was it actually proven? I'm not sure it was, and that's on the prosecution and not the jury.

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Both of them were ass holes, and probably mentally challenged. The entire jury was of sub par intelligence, however that is not why they came with a not guilty verdict.

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I thought they both sounded pretty stupidand not only stupid but flat out scary. We have the younger one who knows he did it but decided she couldn't convict because of errors the prosecution madeeven though those errors did not genuinely affect her opinion. And then we have the old lady who more or less said she knew he did it but Nicole deserved it for staying with an abuser for so long and then went on to clearly state that she and "90 percent" of the other jurors knew he was guilty but didn't convict as a way to exact revenge/payback for unrelated racial injustices. What a despicable, awful person. I realize some of that could be editing but if we are taking it at face value then that's what her view was.

"Your petty vengeance fetish will have to do withOUT Mr. Groin!"