March 24, 2011 at 7:52 pm #1782NoraParticipant
Did you all see the preview for the new singing show on nbc? I cant think of his name but he hosted new years eve. and Christina aguelleria(sp???) it looks interesting, the judges have their backs turned so they can only hear their voices, cant see what they look like.March 24, 2011 at 8:00 pm #22070
cannot see what the defendent looks like. More fair in the long run I think as people tend to judge on looks and mannerisms…March 24, 2011 at 8:00 pm #22071
cannot see what the defendent looks like. More fair in the long run I think as people tend to judge on looks and mannerisms…March 25, 2011 at 12:22 pm #22107BonbonParticipant
another unsuccessful knock-off of AI. Look how many there have already been that didn’t even make the second season.
I don’t understand why they wouldn’t want to see them. Isn’t that part of the experience of entertainment? Interesting concept but no interest from this corner.
Pammy, I disagee about not seeing defendants in court. Mannerisms and body language contribute a lot to determining a person’s guilt. If you don’t think they should be seen, everything in a trial could just be reduced to print or a CD. Big-time attorneys now even hire body language experts to help them out. I think every means of getting to the truth should be used. JMO, of course.March 25, 2011 at 8:07 pm #22125
language and all; so much more for them to argue their cases…but seems like "jury of your peers" has gone out the window (circa the stats on current prision populations and at the other end of the spectrum – the OJ case).
I think that the name should be blanked out of the defendent’s case as well as the defendants voice be altered as well. The case would be a lot less biased if the jury and/or judge presiding over case would only hear the facts presented on both sides.
I don’t think the average Joe Blow jurist on a panel can assertain body language, mannerisms or fine nuances based on what they see in people. Humans come with a certain bias towards their fellow man no matter how much they protest they can remain fair and listen to only the facts of the case.
I’m permanently excused from jury duty, but have served in the past and you can tell from the comments of the jury that they predispose guilt or innocence based on looks. A man with dreadlocks and rostifarian clothing is going to get sentenced to jail over a goldy locks girl-scout looking suit and tie type any day of the week. "Handsome" people get off and "ugly" people do time just based on their looks alone.
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