Hoof. Someone needs a time out. But let's try this in order.
Originally posted by flying pig:
Boy, Texas has somekind of different jury selection system than the rest of the country if the defense can't be part of the selection process. I mean how could the prosecutor place twelve "closed-minded" people on the jury without the defense attorney being there. What a minute. That's it. The consperacy thickens. The defense attorney was involved to convict Jesus as well.
As a fun game, I'd like to try and find where the Hell you got this from what I said. The only thing that was even remotely in my post was the phrase "close-minded." And yes. Texas has a long history of jury trials with hideously close-minded juries delivering biased verdicts. If you don't believe me, take a look at our illustrious president's track record of gubernatorial execution approvals.
A jury that ignores facts and goes in with preconceived notions has... wait for it... closed their minds.
As for this is a losing case, most appeals on criminal case's lose unless there is a gross error or abuse by the police. And from what I've seen from the CBLDF new release's, they don't win that many case's on appeal.
So... "because appeals don't often win, I must assume there is no case for an appeal."
Now at this point I've snipped a lot of your post because you're just spouting off insults. It's not worth responding to.
The only thing I will say about that part of your post. It's amazing to me
that you've completely ignored everything else I said in my post to jump on two words. If you have any thoughts on the rest of my statements, I'd appreciate hearing them.
I'm not going to go by what CBLDF thinks or any newspaper says. I'm going to make my own decission.
You do realize here that you're saying, "Hey, I'm not going to go to a lot of 'sources' and 'factual accounts' for what happened. I'm just going to have my own opinion, damn it."
It is possible to weed out bias and just look at facts, you know. For instance, you continually blow off the DA's comments because they were in a CBLDF press release. Does that mean the CBLDF made them up? Or did the DA actually say those things.
But wait a minute. That wouldn't fall in line with Mvoid's point of view. I must follow what Mvoid says or I will not be open minded.
You said it. Not me.
Again. I'm saying that you're wrong, not that the possibility of you being right never existed. If you read past the two words "close-minded" you would probably have seen why I said it.
We all must follow Mvoid. Mvoid is God. All hail Mvoid.
Finally, we agree on something.