And an impartial jury doesn’t necessarily mean one that has not heard about the case or spoken about it. And the nonsense of sequestering juries so as not to have their impartiality tainted is ludicrous. Is the jury pool assumed to be a collection of morons that cannot deflect rumor or hearsay from the public’s outcry? If the answer is, they cannot be trusted with certainty, then why isn’t the judge in the dusty little hotel room, incommunicado, along with them?
Justice is Served
The reaction of Officer Sheskey was not only appropriate, it was a textbook example of the how an officer should handle such a situation. There was no telling what Blake’s intentions were, and any other response from Sheskey would not only have been dangerous to him and his fellow officer, it could have been deadly.