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Where is the jury .?

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Where is the jury .?

Is there no jury in the Oscar Pistorius trial ?
From what I can see the verdict will be decided by the judge.
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Re: Where is the jury .?

and the judge will take until Sept 11th to announce the verdict
what a very odd system
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-21535387
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In a departure from many other legal systems, trials in South Africa are heard by a judge - not a jury.
Constitutional lawyer Pierre de Vos argues that a jury system would not work in South Africa - a country polarised along racial and economic lines even 19 years after the end of apartheid.
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Re: Where is the jury .?

Must suit the rich better.
Only one man to pay off.
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Re: Where is the jury .?

i doubt anyone would be paying the lady off in this case.
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Re: Where is the jury .?

I can't believe that this has dragged out this long Sad
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Re: Where is the jury .?

Quote from: artificer
i doubt anyone would be paying the lady off in this case.

I agree. She looks like someone who can't be messed with.
It makes me laugh that people can suggest paying off the judiciary Roll eyes
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Re: Where is the jury .?

I suppose that paying off the judiciary
Only happens in the movies ??  Roll eyes
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Re: Where is the jury .?

Do you have any examples of it happening?
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Re: Where is the jury .?

There are plenty of movies that portray the said actions
The movie buffs can fill in the blanks Wink
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Re: Where is the jury .?

I'm not talking about fiction. You implied that it happens in real life.
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Re: Where is the jury .?

I'll have you know that if you scroll up or down dependant on your settings
(You will see a post before mine) that clearly states
Quote from: artificer
i doubt anyone would be paying the lady off in this case.

To which you replied
Quote from: artmo
Quote from: artificer
i doubt anyone would be paying the lady off in this case.

I agree. She looks like someone who can't be messed with.
It makes me laugh that people can suggest paying off the judiciary Roll eyes

Then I was being sarcastic
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I suppose that paying off the judiciary
Only happens in the movies ?Huh
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Re: Where is the jury .?

You seemed to suggest that paying off the judiciary happened. Now you say you were being sarcastic. A smiley might have helped us know what you meant Wink
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Re: Where is the jury .?

Ok noted & smiley edited in to the original post Wink
Left the quoted post alone for clarity Wink
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Re: Where is the jury .?

Coming back to the original topic
The South African legal system is based on the Dutch model which doesn't have juries  Smiley
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Re: Where is the jury .?

How long is this trial going to go on for ?Huh
I am not sure how it compares to the length of time to the OJ Simpson case (as not checked)
Suerly they have all the evidence, for & against, if what has been mentioned in the media etc is true, then he should be imprisoned for life without parole