The first trial was for a man accused of selling crack - second offense - and carrying a gun. During that jury selection the Judge asked if anyone believed drug enforcement laws were too harsh or not harsh enough. I raised my hand and explained that I felt it is wrong that we have our prisons 75% full of drug addicts when there are so many corporate criminals who are given a slap on the wrist after stealing hundreds of millions of dollars. The judge said "Alright Mr. Burbeck, you are excused". |
I later found out that this was his second trial on the offense. He was a member of a gang, and the first trial was thrown out due to jury tampering. I also found out that he was later found guilty.