Reference the TH article from Tuesday, May 3, “NYPD veteran convicted of assault in Capitol riot.” Jurors took less than three hours to return guilty verdicts on all charges, five of which were felonies; just enough time to reread the jury instructions and have a lunch on the government’s dime. I have seen minor fender benders and misdemeanors take a longer time to reach a verdict.
This was the fourth Capitol Riot case tried to a jury. The three prior jury trials also ended in convictions on all charges. What are these defendants thinking? Do they expect to find a sympathetic jury after attacking our nation’s capital and our democratic form of government, resulting in the deaths, directly or indirectly, of six people and the injury of 140 Capitol police?