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Re: Suicide at Sea and captain charged
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.
I spent a month on grand jury duty.
All it really is is a chance for a prosecutor, and only the prosecutor, to spoon feed the jury the absolute barebones of the "facts" in order for the grand jury to believe that there "may" have been a crime that "that person may have done it". The bar is so low an ant can jump over it.
I lost track of how many cases we would hear each morning (never all day because they would have to buy the jury lunch then)
Don't blow air up my rear, be useful and blow it at the sails!
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