Comment: you mean you think there are many who would tell you that

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you mean you think there are many who would tell you that

If politics was going to influence it, in favor of acquittal, then the case would have been not filed in the first place, or perhaps dropped.

I believe politics DID affect it in that the case was filed. Politics between a bank and city hall.

But I think the jury decided based upon the facts and the law. Perhaps even in spite of the judge (it happens sometimes). Not because of political pressure. I think that really demeans and diminishes the jurors' roles here. The system wanted a conviction over this chalk nonsense and these people said no. You should honor that by NOT saying the jurors folded to political pressure.

There are numerous cases where juries refused public perception pressure to render unpolular verdicts! Hello, Casey Anthony!

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