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He doesn't even speak good English.

#qt5679652 / read by Subhajit-81

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Look, you voted guilty. What side are you on?

#qt5679651 / read by Subhajit-81

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I don't believe I have to be loyal to one side or the other. I'm simply asking questions.

#qt5679650 / read by Subhajit-81

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Bright? He's a common ignorant slob. He don't even speak good English.

#qt5679649 / read by Subhajit-81

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Let me ask you this. Do you really think the boy would shout out a thing like that so the whole neighborhood could hear him?

#qt5679648 / read by Teja-84

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Well, I think testimony that could put a boy into the electric chair should be that accurate.

#qt5679646 / read by Subhajit-81

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You're talking about a matter of seconds! Nobody can be that accurate.

#qt5679645 / read by Teja-84

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It's not easy to stand alone against the ridicule of others.

#qt5679644 / read by Subhajit-81

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We're talking about somebody's life here. We can't decide it in five minutes.

#qt5679643 / read by Subhajit-81

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Gentlemen, that's a very sad thing... to be nothing.

#qt3269761 / read by Subhajit-81

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Hey! This isn't a game.

#qt3203902 / read by Subhajit-81

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When you get to New Year's Eve, 1954, let me know.

#qt1208961-3 / read by Subhajit-81

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I'd like to ask you a personal question. Where were you last night?

#qt1208961-2 / read by Subhajit-81

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I'll take the testimony from right after the murder, when he couldn't remember a thing about the movies, great emotional stress or not.

#qt1208961-1 / read by Teja-84

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Guilty or not guilty?

#qt0531966-a / read by Subhajit-81

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And if you think he is guilty, then vote that way! Or don't you have the guts to do what you think is right?

#qt0531966-9 / read by Teja-84

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I *can* talk like that to you! If you want to vote 'not guilty', then do it because you are convinced the man is not guilty, not because you've 'had enough'.

#qt0531966-8 / read by Shuja-34

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Who tells you that you have the right like this to play with a man's life? Don't you care...

#qt0531966-7 / read by Teja-84

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And now you've changed your vote because you say you're sick of all the talking here?

#qt0531966-6 / read by Teja-84

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You have sat here and voted 'guilty' with everyone else because there are some baseball tickets burning a hole in your pocket?

#qt0531966-5 / read by Teja-84

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He's right. That's not an answer. What kind of a man are you?

#qt0531966-4 / read by Subhajit-81

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Whaddaya mean, you've had enough? That's no answer!

#qt0531966-3 / read by Shuja-34

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So I guess *I'll* have to break it up; I change my vote to 'not guilty.'

#qt0531966-2 / read by Subhajit-81

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I don't know about the rest of 'em but I'm gettin' a little tired of this yakity-yack and back-and-forth, it's gettin' us nowhere.

#qt0531966-1 / read by Teja-84

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Don't you think the woman *might* have made a mistake?

#qt0201856-a / read by Shriram-60

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You can't send someone off to die on evidence like that!

#qt0201856-9 / read by Shriram-60

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She had to be able to identify a person sixty feet away, at night, without glasses.

#qt0201856-8 / read by Shriram-60

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I only know the woman's eyesight is in question now!

#qt0201856-7 / read by Shriram-60

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Maybe they were sunglasses, maybe she was far-sighted! What do you *know* about her?

#qt0201856-6 / read by Shuja-34

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How do you know *what* she saw? How does he know all that? How do you know *what* kind of glasses she wore?

#qt0201856-5 / read by Teja-84

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Here's another guess: maybe she honestly thought she saw the boy kill his father - I say she only saw a blur!

#qt0201856-4 / read by Teja-84

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.. and she herself testified the killing took place just as she looked out, the lights went off a split second later - she couldn't have had *time* to put them on then!

#qt0201856-3 / read by Shuja-34

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I'm also guessing that she probably didn't put her glasses on when she turned to look casually out of the window ..

#qt0201856-2 / read by Subhajit-81

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It's logical to assume that *she* wasn't wearing them when she was in bed - tossing and turning, trying to fall asleep!

#qt0201856-1 / read by Teja-84

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Boy oh boy, it's really hot, huh? Pardon me, but don't you ever sweat?

#qt0201854 / read by Subhajit-81

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He was an old man! Half the time he was confused! How could he be positive about anything?

#qt0201853 / read by Teja-84

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_I_ saw it; I was so embarrassed I almost _threw_ up.

#qt0201850-3 / read by Narmadha-83

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Aah. When he was nine years old he ran away from a fight.

#qt0201850-2 / read by Subhajit-81

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Fathers don't seem to think it's important anymore.

#qt0201850-1 / read by Narmadha-83

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You're a pretty smart fella, aren't you?

#qt0201849-3 / read by Narmadha-83

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How come you believe the woman's? She's one of 'them', too, isn't she?

#qt0201849-2 / read by Narmadha-83

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I'd like to ask you something: you don't believe the boy's story.

#qt0201849-1 / read by Shriram-60

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Do you think you were born with a monopoly on the truth?

#qt0201848-8 / read by Narmadha-83

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Only an ignorant man can believe that.

#qt0201848-7 / read by Shriram-60

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Listen, I've lived among them all my life - you can't believe a word they say, you know that. I mean they're born liars.

#qt0201848-6 / read by Teja-84

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You're not gonna tell me that we're supposed to believe this kid, knowing what he is.

#qt0201848-5 / read by Shriram-60

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Now, look - we're all grown-ups in here. We heard the facts, didn't we?

#qt0201848-4 / read by Subhajit-81

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He got a fair trial, didn't he? What do you think that trial cost? He's lucky he got it.

#qt0201848-3 / read by Shriram-60

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I don't mind telling you this, mister: we don't owe him a thing.

#qt0201848-2 / read by Shriram-60

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I just think we owe him a few words, that's all.

#qt0201848-1 / read by Shriram-60

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Supposing we're wrong! Supposing this whole building should fall down on my head. You can suppose anything!

#qt0201847-7 / read by Jeet-66

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It's just that... we're talking about somebody's life here. We can't decide it in five minutes. Supposing we're wrong?

#qt0201847-6 / read by Teja-84

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What, just because I voted fast? I honestly think the guy's guilty. Couldn't change my mind if you talked for a hundred years.

#qt0201847-5 / read by Teja-84

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Well, there were eleven votes for guilty. It's not easy to raise my hand and send a boy off to die without talking about it first.

#qt0201847-4 / read by Teja-84

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I want to to ask you something: do you believe his story?

#qt0201847-3 / read by Narmadha-83

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Well, what's there to talk about? Eleven men in here think he's guilty. No one had to think about it twice except you.

#qt0201847-2 / read by Jeet-66

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I just want to talk.

#qt0201847-1 / read by Shriram-60

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I don't believe I have to be loyal to one side or the other. I'm simply asking questions.

#qt0201846 / read by Shriram-60

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I got three garages of mine going to pot while you're talking! So let's get down and get out of here!

#qt0201844-4 / read by Subhajit-81

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You guys can talk the ears right off my head, you know what I mean?

#qt0201844-3 / read by Narmadha-83

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Somebody saw the kid stab his father, what more do we need?

#qt0201844-2 / read by Narmadha-83

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Oh, listen, I don't see what all this stuff about the knife has got to do with anything.

#qt0201844-1 / read by Shriram-60

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He was just trying to _bait_ me. He did an excellent job.

#qt0201843-4 / read by Jeet-66

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I mean, where does he come off calling me a public avenger, sadist and everything? Anyone in his right mind would blow his stack.

#qt0201843-3 / read by Jeet-66

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I'm a pretty excitable person.

#qt0201843-2 / read by Narmadha-83

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That business before when that tall guy, what's-his-name, was trying to bait me? That doesn't prove anything.

#qt0201843-1 / read by Shriram-60

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That's what I've been asking, buddy.

#qt0201842-7 / read by Narmadha-83

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So what kind of a bum is he, then?

#qt0201842-6 / read by Narmadha-83

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You know that doesn't sit very well with a jury; most lawyers avoid it if they can.

#qt0201842-5 / read by Subhajit-81

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Maybe he didn't bring it up because it would've meant bullying and badgering a helpless old man.

#qt0201842-4 / read by Teja-84

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Listen, smart guy, it don't matter whether I thought of it. He didn't bring it up because he knew it would hurt his case. What do you think of that?

#qt0201842-3 / read by Jeet-66

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What do you mean didn't think of it? Do you think the man's an idiot or something? It's an obvious thing!

#qt0201842-2 / read by Jeet-66

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What do you mean, *you* wanna try it? Why didn't his lawyer bring it up if it's so important?

#qt0201842-1 / read by Teja-84

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For the same reason you are not: it's the way I was brought up.

#qt0201841 / read by Jeet-66

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Well, I think testimony that can put a boy into the electric chair *should* be that accurate.

#qt0201840-2 / read by Subhajit-81

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You're talkin' about a matter of *seconds!* Nobody can be *that* accurate!

#qt0201840-1 / read by Subhajit-81

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The defendant doesn't even have to open his mouth. That's in the Constitution.

#qt0201838-2 / read by Teja-84

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Nobody has to prove otherwise. The burden of proof is on the prosecution.

#qt0201838-1 / read by Shriram-60

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You're not goin' to intimidate me - I'm *entitled* to my opinion!

#qt0201837-d / read by Jeet-66

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This woman testified in open court! And what about hearin' the kid yell? Huh? I'm tellin' ya, I've got all the facts here...

#qt0201837-c / read by Jeet-66

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This business with the glasses? How do *you* know she didn't have 'em on?

#qt0201837-b / read by Narmadha-83

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Sure, you can take all the time, hobblin' around the room, but you can't prove it!

#qt0201837-a / read by Subhajit-81

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Every single thing... The knife falling through a hole in his pocket... You can't *prove* he didn't get to the door!

#qt0201837-9 / read by Jeet-66

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The old man *saw* him! Right there on the stairs! What's the difference how many seconds it was?

#qt0201837-8 / read by Shriram-60

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Why don'tcha take that stuff about the old man - the old man who *lived* there and heard *every*thing?

#qt0201837-7 / read by Subhajit-81

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What d'ya think, I'm an idiot or somethin'?

#qt0201837-6 / read by Narmadha-83

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Everything - *every single thing* that took place in that courtroom, but I mean everything - says he's guilty.

#qt0201837-5 / read by Shriram-60

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We're not convinced. We want to hear them again. We have as much time as it takes.

#qt0201837-4 / read by Subhajit-81

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I *gave* you my arguments!

#qt0201837-3 / read by Narmadha-83

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We want to hear your arguments.

#qt0201837-2 / read by Jeet-66

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I don't care whether I'm alone or not! It's my right.

#qt0201837-1 / read by Narmadha-83

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Now listen, this guy's tryin' to make you believe things that aren't so! The kid said he was gonna kill him, and he *did* kill him!

#qt0201836-7 / read by Shriram-60

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I remember I was arguing with the guy I work next to at the bank a couple of weeks ago. He called me an idiot, so I yelled at him.

#qt0201836-6 / read by Shriram-60

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Anybody says a thing like that the way he said it, they mean it!

#qt0201836-5 / read by Subhajit-81

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The phrase was 'I'm gonna kill you'; the kid yelled it at the top of his lungs... Don't tell me he didn't mean it!

#qt0201836-4 / read by Jeet-66

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But supposing he really *did* hear it. This phrase, how many times have all of us used it? Probably thousands.

#qt0201836-3 / read by Shriram-60

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You didn't prove it at all. What're you talking about?

#qt0201836-2 / read by Subhajit-81

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I think we've proved that the old man couldn't have heard the boy say 'I'm gonna kill you', but supposing he did...

#qt0201836-1 / read by Shriram-60

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You don't *really* mean you'll kill me, do you?

#qt0201835-a / read by Narmadha-83

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You want to see this boy die because you *personally* want it, not because of the facts! You're a sadist!

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Ever since you walked into this room, you've been acting like a self-appointed public avenger.

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I feel sorry for you. What it must feel like to want to pull the switch!

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What's the *matter* with you guys? You all *know* he's guilty! He's *got* to burn! You're letting him slip through our fingers!

#qt0201835-6 / read by Subhajit-81

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Suddenly, you start gettin' through to some of these old ladies. Well, you're not getting through to me, I've had enough.

#qt0201835-5 / read by Jeet-66

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Y'all come in here with your hearts bleedin' all over the floor about slum kids and injustice, you listen to some fairy tales...

#qt0201835-4 / read by Subhajit-81

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Brother, I've seen all kinds of dishonesty in my day, but this little display takes the cake.

#qt0201835-3 / read by Subhajit-81

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.. when he's lying in his bed, he heard a body hit the floor in the boy's apartment, heard the woman scream from across the street, got to his front door as fast as he could, heard somebody racing down the stairs and *assumed* it was the boy!

#qt0201835-2 / read by Subhajit-81

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Here's what I think happened: the old man heard the fight between the boy and his father a few hours earlier.

#qt0201835-1 / read by Jeet-66

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No jury can declare a man guilty unless it's sure.

#qt0201833-6 / read by Subhajit-81

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But we have a reasonable doubt, and that's something that's very valuable in our system.

#qt0201833-5 / read by Jeet-66

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We may be trying to let a guilty man go free, I don't know. Nobody really can.

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Nine of us now seem to feel that the defendant is innocent, but we're just gambling on probabilities - we may be wrong.

#qt0201833-3 / read by Shriram-60

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And wherever you run into it, prejudice always obscures the truth. I don't really know what the truth is.

#qt0201833-2 / read by Teja-84

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It's always difficult to keep personal prejudice out of a thing like this.

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Supposin' you talk us all out of this, and, uh, the kid really did knife his father?

#qt0201830-3 / read by Narmadha-83

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My boss does all the supposin', but I'll try one.

#qt0201830-2 / read by Narmadha-83

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