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Hamid Hayat juror says she was pressured to change her vote

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Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2006 10:00 pm

The foreman who guided Hamid Hayat’s jury to a guilty verdict was racist, and he harassed the lone dissenting juror until she changed her mind, the juror wrote in a declaration Thursday.

In her seven-page statement, Arcelia Lopez said the foreman decided the case before he heard the evidence and commented on media coverage of the Lodi man’s terrorism trial. On the second day of the nine-week trial, he “gestured as if he was tying a rope around his neck and then pulling the rope in an upward motion” and said, “Hang him,” Lopez wrote.

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4 comments:

  • posted at 1:19 am on Fri, Apr 28, 2006.

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    Quran 24:64 Certainly, to Allh belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth. Surely, He knows your condition and (He knows) the Day when they will be brought back to Him, then He will inform them of what they did. And Allh is All-Knower of everything.

     
  • posted at 1:16 am on Fri, Apr 28, 2006.

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    How does this effect the Muslim Community? Almighty Allah is still the Creator of the heavens and earth. Islam is still the relgion of Truth. Propet Muhammad (pbuh) is still the Leader of mankind. The Quran is still unchanged since it was revealed. Overall, it doesn't effect anything.

     
  • posted at 12:24 am on Fri, Apr 28, 2006.

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    The ACLU probably wont even answer the phone on this one LOL, I'd love to hear them and Jesse comment on this one!LOL, plus hyatt's not black! LOL
    Charge the juror with perjury!

     
  • posted at 12:21 am on Fri, Apr 28, 2006.

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    Here it goes again, "the racist card" drop that in the mix, instant attention. Now the foreman becomes the suspect and hayatt a good citizen. I hope Rev. Jesse amd the ACLU jump in on this one, that will be hilarious. ACLU defends terrorist against racism!

     
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