The state of Connecticut is trying an innocent man again! Jury selection began on Wednesday April 30th, a year after the state failed to convict Jewu Richardson of any crime in the first trial. Richardson, who courageously defended his freedom against false charges used to justify New Haven police officers nearly killing him unarmed and surrendered, will have to defend his freedom and his innocence a second time!
According to Lawyer Norm Pattis, this case should be over.
“The state failed to meet its burden of proof; it failed to overcome the presumption of innocence, right? But Jewu Richardson will almost certainly be tried again.” The state will get a second chance to convict Jewu of crimes that he did not commit, and to cover up the misconduct and outright criminal activity of the police using taxpayer resources. Retrials and the Presumption of Innocence
"A man took his case to trial rather than plea bargain the charges against him, and on April 12 a judge declared a mistrial after the jury said they couldn't convict the defendant because the police in the case had also broken the law. Since 98 percent of court cases are settled by plea bargaining, with no trial, the case of Jewu Richardson stands out." - Melinda Tuhus
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Background on Jewu's Case
The final note from the jury to the judge at the first trial
One fundamental issue dominates EVERY discussion of every element of every charge. The guilt or innocence of the police. Not all jurors can exclude this topic from any element of any charge. Juror quote: ‘They [the police] broke the law. How can you convict anyone of anything in such a case?’