POST: "On juries;" by Joe Gamso, published by Gamso for the Defence, on May 12, 2105;
GIST: "Pedro Hernandez is innocent. Wholly, completely, totally innocent. So are you. It's not that as a matter of historic fact he did not abduct and murder Etan Patz. Maybe he did. Maybe he didn't. I don't know. You don't know. Adam Sirois doesn't know. Neither do the other 11 jurors. I've said this before, but it bears repeating. Trials are not about truth. They're not about what happened. They're about proving things - elements of crimes we call them - to the satisfaction of 12 jurors. Beyond a reasonable doubt. Whatever that might be. The prosecutors proved what they had to, proved to 11 jurors, those elements. From which they, the 11, said Pedro Hernandez was guilty. Adam Sirois wasn't convinced. He didn't believe it beyond a reasonable doubt. Whatever that might be. And so Pedro Hernandez is innocent. Wholly, completely, totally innocent. Even if he did it. Which maybe he did. And maybe he didn't. That, my friends, is the American Way. I’m not absolutely sure that it’s not Pedro Hernandez. But that’s my how our legal system works."
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