If violent crime is to be curbed, it is only the intended victim who can do it. The felon does not fear the police, and he fears neither judge nor jury. Therefore what he must be taught to fear is his victim.— Jeff Cooper
Stunning Juries quotations
When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty.
In fact, for all kinds of offenses - and, for no offenses - from murders to misdemeanors, men and women are put to death without judge or jury; so that, although the political excuse was no longer necessary, the wholesale murder of human beings went on just the same.
Orchids were not made by an ideal engineer;
they are jury-rigged from a limited set of available components.
A man's rights rest in three boxes: the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box.
I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.
I consider trial by jury as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.
Educate your sons and daughters, send them to school, and show them that beside the cartridge box, the ballot box, and the jury box, you also have the knowledge box.
Life is like jury duty. Just do it and get it over with.
All I did in Chicago was to exercise my legal right to speak on my own behalf and I was given four years in jail as a result. But I think the most serious injustice perpetrated by the court system in America is the inability of a black man to get a jury of his peers.
The world is not a courtroom There is no judge no jury no plaintiff.
This is a caravan filled with eccentric beings telling wondrous stories about God.
Freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of person under protection of habeas corpus; and trial by juries impartially selected, these principles form the bright constellation which has gone before us, and guided our steps through an age of revolution and reformation.
A grand jury hears only one side - that of the prosecutor
The defendant wants to hide the truth because he's generally guilty.
The defense attorney's job is to make sure the jury does not arrive at that truth.
It's not our job to play judge and jury, to determine who is worthy of our kindness and who is not. We just need to be kind, unconditionally and without ulterior motive, even - or rather, especially - when we'd prefer not to be.
A right to jury trial is granted to criminal defendants in order to prevent oppression by the Government.
In America, freedom and justice have always come from the ballot box, the jury box, and when that fails, the cartridge box.
This is a jury of your peers. They watch the same TV movies. They belong to Oprah’s Book Club. You can take any monster, slap a bad dad into his past, and all of a sudden he’s just another lost soul, lashing out. And you were the poor lady that got in the way. They’ll argue you lacked compassion. You were the one who took things too far.
Some people try to get out of jury duty by lying.
You don't have to lie. Tell the judge the truth. Tell him you'd make a terrific juror because you can spot guilty people.
When you couple this militarization of law enforcement with an erosion of civil liberties and due process that allows the police to become judge and jury - national security letters, no-knock searches, broad general warrants, pre-conviction forfeiture - we begin to have a very serious problem on our hands.
We have four boxes with which to defend our freedom: the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box.
When the American people saw the LA riots and crowds of Blacks cheering O.
J. Simpson (who was acquitted by the almost all Black jury), they received a peek into their future.
Trial by jury is a privilege of the highest and most beneficial nature [and] our most important guardian both of public and private liberty. The liberties of England cannot but subsist so long as this palladium remains sacred and inviolate, not only from all open attacks, ... but also from all secret machinations, which may sap and undermine it.
By a declaration of rights, I mean one which shall stipulate freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of commerce against monopolies, trial by juries in all cases, no suspensions of the habeas corpus, no standing armies. These are fetters against doing evil which no honest government should decline.
In suits at common law, trial by jury in civil cases is as essential to secure the liberty of the people as any one of the pre-existent rights of nature.
If you violate Nature's laws you are your own prosecuting attorney, judge, jury, and hangman.
Ending racial discrimination in jury selection can be accomplished only by eliminating peremptory challenges entirely.
Good-looking individuals are treated better than homely ones in virtually every social situation, from dating to trial by jury.
That in controversies respecting property, and in suits between man and man, the ancient trial by jury is preferable to any other, and ought to be held sacred.
To deny political equality is to rob the ostracised of all self-respect;
of credit in the market place; of recompense in the world of work; of a voice among those who make and administer the law; a choice in the jury before whom they are tried, and in the judge who decides their punishment.
I was sentenced to life plus 30 years by an all-White jury.
What I saw in prison was wall-to-wall Black flesh in chains. Women caged in cells. But we're the terrorists. It just doesn't make sense.
It is surely easier to confess a murder over a cup of coffee than in front of a jury.
A nation that does not read much does not know much.
And a nation that does not know much is more likely to make poor choices in the home, the marketplace, the jury box, and the voting booth. And those decisions ultimately affect the entire nation...the literate and illiterate.
A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.
What many of those who oppose the use of juries in civil trials seem to ignore is that the founders of our Nation considered the right of trial by jury in civil cases an important bulwark against tyranny and corruption, a safeguard too precious to be left to the whim of the sovereign, or, it might be added, to that of the judiciary.