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Gates of Injustice

Jury's Out

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

The jury system is supposed to produce verdicts that can be proven ’Äúbeyond a reasonable doubt’Äù. But a courtroom is not a scientific laboratory, and one former juror who served on an early 1990s homicide trial now believes she and her peers convicted the wrong men. Also, Bush v. Kerry: the media war, Paul Shambroom on his photos of town meetings, and 30 Issues: housing.


Out of Sinclair

Julian Borger US Bureau Chief for the Guardian in Washington says the media war has reached fever pitch
» The Guardian

and

Jay Rosen Professor of Journalism at New York University and writer of the weblog, PressThink.org
» Pressthink.org

and

Linda Feldman White House Correspondent and political reporter for the Christian Science Monitor discusses early voting in the presidential election and other campaign issues


The Big Get Together

Paul Shambroom, photographer and author Meetings (Chris Boot Ltd., 2004), says you can learn a lot by looking at locals through a camera lens
» Paul Shambroom


30 Issues: Beneath the HUD

Andrew Cuomo, former secretary for the Department of Housing and Urban Development under President Clinton, envisions the housing policies of a Kerry administration
» John Kerry's Housing Record (JohnKerry.com)

and

Howard Husock, Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and author, America's Trillion Dollar Housing Policy Mistake:The Failure of American Housing Policy (Ivan R. Dee, 2003), spells out the Republican plan for housing
» Howard Husock bio


"I Never Want to Be on a Jury Again"

Carol Kramer, magazine editor and former juror on the Lemus and Hidalgo, says she regrets her vote to convict David Lemus and Olmado Hidalgo

and

Abraham G. Gerges, State Supreme Court Justice, editor of The Jurist and former president, New York State Supreme Court Justices Association, says the jury system is flawed but effective
» NY State Unified Court System



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