Someone I know is on a jury now, and wanted advice on what to do cause theyre pro prison abolition and stuff. Normally youd just sabotage but the defendant is charged with rape. It feels wrong to try and help a rapist get off, also how the fuck would you explain that to the other jurors. Further complicating the situation is that the defendant is an illegal immigrant, perhaps they will face particularly cruel punishment if a guilty verdict is reached. But this person also doesnt want to support the prison industrial complex, and neither do i.
So Im pretty unsure on what advice to give really. What do you think?
And also, she still has to actually hear the case and decide if theres enough evidence. It may be the case that the evidence is overwhelming, just mostly damning or maybe there isnt much at all. Should this change the approach?