The following comment was posted back on October 12, 2007 and just came to our attention. The writer was commenting on the Barbados Free Press article Barbados Police Given Blank, Pre-Signed Search Warrants By Corrupt, Lazy Judiciary…
A lady friend of mine who was recently on jury duty told me that she noticed something very strange with juries. A select group of jurymen (and women) were constantly being picked to sit on various cases. When speaking to some of them she realised that these same people were career jurymen, by that I mean that for years they were being called upon to sit on juries, the same people over and over again.
The conclusion we drew from this situation was the fact that these same people would render the verdicts that the Prosecutors wanted. How is that for Justice! For the whole of the Assizes my lady friend was not selected once. Does anyone else have any more information on this?
(You can read the original comment and BFP’s article here.)
What Is The Truth About Barbados Juries?
Do we have a select group of people who serve on juries or are ALL jury members drawn at random from the general population?
Let’s hear what folks have to say about this important foundation of our justice system.