*After hearing African American Juror #8’s perspective on the trial and subsequent verdict that may serve as a blatant reminder of racial inequality and injustice in America, it is no wonder she was selected.
The jaws of black people in particular are still dropped at the comments recently made by Juror #8, who spoke with CNN recently, and pretty much called the case of the middle-aged white man who walked up to a car full of teenagers, presumably all black, saying their music was “too loud,” before he shot and killed one, was a colorblind case.
While she sat in on the trial, these same people must wonder if she actually heard the testimony that said this man, Dunn, had actually sent letters to his family from jail stating that the prisons are full of blacks and that they wouldn’t behave like “thugs” if others shot them like he did?
The black folks may be asking themselves if juror #8 had sneezed during the part when a witness to this man’s racial hatred testified about the interview with Dunn’s neighbor, stating that Dunn made a series of remarks about how he was superior to other races and tried to have a person killed?
Juror #8, identified only as “Miles” below, spoke with CNN and said that anyone who felt that race was a factor in the trial is misinformed.
“I never once thought about, ‘Oh, this was a black kid, this was a white guy.’ Because that was – that wasn’t the case,” the juror said.
Maybe you didn’t lady, but what about the 11 others?
“So, for people who say, you know, here’s another white guy who got away with shooting and killing a black kid, what would you tell them?” the CNN reporter asked.
“I would tell them that they really should knowledge themselves on the law,” Miles replied.
“If this case wasn’t about race for you, what was it about?” she then asked her.
“It was about justice,” Miles responded.
As a juror, Miles says that she felt Dunn deserved to be convicted of second degree murder, and stands firm that the jury did the right thing by not coming back with a verdict.
What do you think?
Watch the interview of juror #8 below: