Sentor looking to educate the public on jury verdicts ahead of the November elections

Sentor looking to educate the public on jury verdicts ahead of the November elections

September 16, 2019 0 By Ronny Jaskolski


FELONY CHARGE. LOUISIANA IS TRYING TO CHANGE
THAT.>>IT IS WORSE THAN ARCHAIC. TAMMY: SENATOR J.P. MORRELL
TALKING ABOUT THE LOUISIANA LAW
THAT SAYS SOMEONE CAN BE
SENTENCED TO LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE
IN A FELONY CASE WITHOUT A
UNANIMOUS JURY DECISION. THURSDAY HE HELD AN EVENT TO
GARNER SUPPORT AND EDUCATE
PEOPLE ON THE SYSTEM. MORRELL SAYS THE LAW —
>>BEGAN POST CIVIL WAR AND ARE
HEAVILY ROOTED IN THE RACISM
THAT CAME OUT IN THE SOUTH AFTER
THE CIVIL WAR DURING
RECONSTRUCTION.>>THE SYSTEM THAT WE HAVE
TODAY, YOU GO TO TRIAL WITH A 12
PERSON JURY AND 10 PEOPLE VOTE
GUILTY AND TWO PEOPLE VOTE NOT
GUILTY, THE MAJORITY OF THOSE 10
FOLKS ARE GOING TO CARRY THE VOTE DESPITE WHAT THOSE TWO
OTHER INDIVIDUALS FEEL ABOUT THE
CASE. TAMMY: THE MEASURE SEEMS TO HAVE
A LOT OF LAWMAKERS ON BOARD.>>WE HAVE TREMENDOUS SUPPORT
FROM PEOPLE ON BOTH SIDES OF THE
AISLE. IT HAS BEEN ENDORSED BY THE GOP. IT’S BEEN PASSED IN THE HOUSE
AND THE SENATE. TAMMY: IRMA DILLARD IS VISITING
FROM CALIFORNIA. BUT SHE BELIEVES THE WHOLE
SYSTEM NEEDS AN OVERHAUL.>>THE PLAYING FIELD HAS TO BE
LEVEL, AND I BELIEVE THAT IT
SHOULDN’T BE ABOUT MONEY, IT
SHOULDN’T BE ABOUT YOUR NAME, IT
SHOULDN’T BE ABOUT THE COLOR OF
YOUR SKIN, IT SHOULDN’T BE A