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  1. Ron in Houston
    March 12, 2008 @ 1:49 pm

    It is amazing to see talk of jury nullification in Time.

    Unfortunately it’s only one small dissent against an out of control system.

    I hoping rationality and reason will someday return. I also regularly tilt at windmills.

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  2. Colin
    March 12, 2008 @ 2:52 pm

    here in baltimore, jury nullification is a daily happening. around here, people joke about the army of motsly older black women (hereafter: church ladies) who will frequently vote not to convict no matter what. these people pay the toll for our hubris every day, and they clearly are sick of it. the only thing new here is that rich white folks are coming to realize what the church ladies already have.

    I don’t know about your parts, but even mentioning jury nullification in a courtroom is a big no-no. what does that say about how terrified the establishment is of the mob?

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  3. Zeb
    March 12, 2008 @ 8:02 pm

    Here are links to interviews with the creators of the Wire, in which I believe they touch on some of these issues. The interviews are conducted by Marc Steiner, a longtime Baltimore public radio host who was recently fired.

    Ed Burns: http://media.switchpod.com/users/cem/edburnsfinalMP3.mp3

    David Simon: http://media.switchpod.com/users/cem/davidsimonfinalversion.mp3

    Interviews with some of the actors can be found here: http://marcsteinerblog.wordpress.com/cem-productions/

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