Two Jackson Jurors Regret Acquittal
Here’s a low point in our culture for personal accountability
Two of the jurors who voted to acquit singer Michael Jackson of child molestation and other charges say they regret their decisions.
Jurors Ray Hultman and Eleanor Cook, who both have pending book deals, planned to appear Monday night on the new MSNBC show ‘Rita Cosby: Live and Direct.’
In a preview shown Monday on NBC’s ‘Today,’ Cosby asked Cook if the other jurors will be angry with her.
‘They can be as angry as they want to. They ought to be ashamed. They’re the ones that let a pedophile go,’ responded Cook, 79.
Hultman, 62, told Cosby he was upset with the way other jurors approached the case: ‘The thing that really got me the most was the fact that people just wouldn’t take those blinders off long enough to really look at all the evidence that was there.’
So we gave these people responsibility to pass judgment based on evidence, and render a verdict. They did so, and now some are blaming the others for the result? I’m sure there was tension and discomfort and hostility (we’ve all seen 12 Angry Men, right?) and more, but if Cook believes that Jackson is a pedophile, why is she blaming the others for letting him go? Looks like she let him go!
Now that is disgusting!