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Unformatted text preview: When Skolnick writes, Judges are perfectly capable of hearing evidence and deciding guilt or innocence (Skolnick par. 2) he is describing how judges are much better at making the correct decisions in trials rather than having a jury. Had it been the judges decision, most likely, Sgt. Koon would have been found guilty. It is much easier for a jury to find someone not guilty than for judge to make the same decision because a jury has the ability to nullify evidence (Skolnick par. 2). Although the trial on the beating of Rodney King against Sgt. Stacey Koon seems to be about people being racially bias on a situation, but it is also about a jury failing to convict the defendant despite there being more than enough evidence....
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course ENG-W 131 taught by Professor Neal during the Spring '08 term at Indiana.
- Spring '08