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Give that juror a medal

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JoAnn Chiakulas deserves a medal. Who is she? She was the holdout juror in the trial of disgraced former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. The jury voted 11-1 to convict. Chiakulas held her ground. She’s been widely criticized because she held out and would not convict. But she did what she was legally obligated to do. She did what the court instructed her to do. She did what many jurors don’t do. She deserves a medal. Many jurors are too quick to just follow the prosecutor’s evidence and blindly believe whatever the cops testify to and the prosecutor tells them in closing argument.

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