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Re: Suicide at Sea and captain charged

Originally Posted by Don0190 View Post
That's not correct. In places that have the grand jury system every person ever found "not guilty" was at trail because of a persecutor who told the grand jury just what he alone wanted them to hear.
Huh? I'm having a hard time understanding what you are trying to say.

Grand juries do not convict, nor do they return "not guilty" verdicts. The whole point is for a prosecutor (not persecutor) to present evidence and essentially get feedback from citizen jurors about whether they find the evidence persuasive as to the subject's guilt. It's part of the reason why federal prosecutors have extremely high conviction (guilty) rates at trial. Because they do a test run of the evidence in front of a grand jury. So no, it's not a guilty verdict, but when a prosecutor moves forward with a case after a grand jury proceeding, it's not looking good for that defendant.
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