Juror #52 lied to the judge in the Derek Chauvin trial by not informing him he was a former BLM activist and that he could be impartial. Brandon Mitchell broke the law but do you really believe he will face any consequences? He is now urging people to get on juries to effect change. Jurors are supposed to examine evidence and decide on guilt, not to make change. During jury selection, he told the judge he did not know much about the case.
Check out this picture of him from last August. He is on the far right:
If you lie to get out of jury duty or to get on a jury that you shouldn’t be on, you can be ]charged with perjury and the penalty is a hefty fine or prison time or both. In such a high profile case, it should be both to discourage others from doing the same thing. In this case it is obvious that he would vote guilty no matter what the evidence said and he could have possibly influenced other jurors.
“I mean it’s important if we wanna see some change, we wanna see some things going different, we gotta into these avenues, get into these rooms to try to spark some change. Jury duty is one of those things. Jury duty. Voting. All of those things we gotta do.”
Here’s the moment Juror #52 (Brandon Mitchell) from the Chauvin trial talks about jury duty as a means for societal change. pic.twitter.com/xewZitQXvq
— Janet (@janetburke27) May 2, 2021
Minneapolis’ FOX 9 reporter Paul Blume reported in March that “Judge Cahill asked Juror #52, whether he heard anything about the #GeorgeFloyd civil case. He says, no. He explained hearing some basic info about trial dates, etc from the news in recent months, but nothing that would keep him from serving as impartial juror. #ChauvinTrial”
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Judge Cahill asked Juror #52, whether he heard anything about the #GeorgeFloyd civil case. He says, no. He explained hearing some basic info about trial dates, etc from the news in recent months, but nothing that would keep him from serving as impartial juror. #ChauvinTrial
— Paul Blume (@PaulBlume_FOX9) March 15, 2021
“Juror #52 wrote in his jury questionnaire that he wondered why other police officers at the scene did not intervene in #GeorgeFloyd deadly arrest. He recognizes the historic nature of the case. Defense says he is an acceptable juror. So state’s turn to question,” Blume added.
Schleicher & Blackwell for the prosecution: w/ Schleicher up first, then Blackwell on rebuttal.
— Serene 𓅓 (@MythSerene) April 17, 2021