I’m guessing that all of my readers have been called for jury duty at least once (and yes, I’ve known people who haven’t.)

Few of those called, if any, have escaped being assigned to a court room and examined for jury selection.

Lawyers from the prosecution and defense will question witnesses and use the answers to determine whether or not an individual is suitable to sit in judgement of a defendant.

That process is known as voider and the jury is termed petit jury.

There is no voider with a grand jury.  No cross examination between prosecuting and defense attorneys.

There is only one side.

There is no defense and the jury Foreman is empowered to steer the jury in any direction he or she chooses.

And hear any testimony that he or she chooses.

And ignore any questions or testimony he or she doesn’t want to hear.

There is no cross examination of testimony or evidence and the defendant has no right to a fair hearing unless something called a “true bill” is issued.

It’s that “true bill” which becomes an indictment.

Defense attorneys describe the process as a “kangaroo court” since the jury hears no opposing evidence at all.

From the grand juror’s handbook:

“There are two kind of juries: grand juries and petit juries.”

“The grand jury consists of not fewer than 15 nor more than 21 (or 18 for statewide grand jury) members. A petit jury, depending upon the type of trial, consists of either 6 or 12 members.”

“The grand jury and the petit jury have entirely different purposes and functions. A petit jury actually tries a case and renders a verdict of guilty or not guilty after hearing both sides. A grand jury does not try a case on the issue of guilt or innocence. The grand jury rarely hears both sides. Its function is simply to hear witnesses as to a charge of crime, by the State, and to determine whether the person, or persons, so charged should be brought to trial.”

Take note of two very important points:

“A grand jury does not try a case on the issue of guilt or innocence.”

How’s that again?

“A grand jury does not try a case on the issue of guilt or innocence.”

and; “The grand jury rarely hears both sides.

Yet we’ve been force fed an outright LIE that the grand jury is the definitive word on guilt or innocence of the Board and its members…

It’s all about agendas, folks.

Even according to the rules in the jury handbook, the evidence can be terribly slanted and without cross examination.

According to the handbook:

“Most of the work of the grand jury involves hearing witnesses and determining the sufficiency of evidence on the issue of whether that evidence, without regard to possible defenses, justifies indictment.”

“An affirmative vote of at least 12 members of the grand jury is necessary to the return of a true bill or indictment.”

Without seeing the minutes of the proceedings, it’s quite possible that there were not 12 votes to return an indictment on any question or count.

From its own book, the grand jury is not the weight of the law, nor is it the weight of truth.

That’s what a trial in front of a petit jury is all about.

The reality of the grand jury:

“The grand jury in addition to the duty of formally indicting those charged with crime has the further important duty of making investigations on its own initiative, which it will report as a “presentment.” This duty permits investigation of how public officials are conducting their offices and discharging their public trusts. The grand jury may investigate as to whether public institutions are being properly administered and conducted. It has the power to inspect those institutions and, if necessary, may call before the grand jury those in charge of the operations of public institutions as well as any other person who has information and can testify concerning them. If the grand jury finds that an unlawful, improper, or corrupt condition exists, it may recommend a remedy.”

Twisted as some of the “remedies” were, that’s exactly what the grand jury did with absolutely ludicrous observations and recommendations.

Recommendations founded in some real evidence and lots of twisted and phony evidence.

Bear that in mind when others make claims on what the grand jury report says.

With the volumes of real evidence ignored, the report is mostly smoke and mirrors andcertainly more like the vendetta as I originally reported.

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