Playing With: Common Nonsense Jury
: A jury renders a verdict contrary to the facts.
- Bob has been acquitted in spite of a mountain of evidence against him.
- Bob has been convicted even though no evidence existed against him.
- Bob has been acquitted even though he confessed and pleaded guilty.
- Bob has been convicted even though the real culprit turned himself in and came to the court to confess.
- Downplayed: There are some holes in the jury verdict.
- Bob has an Amoral Attorney.
- The law the jury has to apply was unjust.
- Bob was accused of killing an Asshole Victim who was so hated that despite efforts to screen out sympathetic people the jury still decided to let him walk.
- The jury is easily swayed by the prosecutor against Bob. Some people will believe in accusations without proper evidence.
- Inverted: The verdict mirrored exactly the facts.
- Subverted: At a first glance, the jury rendered a stupid verdict but, after analysis, the verdict was in fact waterproof...
- Double Subverted: ..until we learn the jury neglected to consider a crucial piece of evidence which have been introduced during the end of the trial.
- Parodied: Bob gets convicted even though they had only exculpatory evidence and they had a spontaneous confession from the real guilty person who, moreover, committed the crime right before their eyes.
- Zig Zagged: Bob is up on multiple charges, some of which the jury correctly decides on, and some of which they choose the opposite verdict one would expect from the evidence.
- Averted: ???
- Enforced: ???
- Lampshaded: "Have these jurors flunked the intelligence tests?"
- Invoked: The defense manages to throw out any competent jurors on technically legal, but incredibly nitpicky grounds.
- Exploited: The defense manages, somehow, to convince the jury that the victim was actually an imaginary friend of the defendant. The jury unanimously acquits.
- Defied: The Judge make sure the morons get screened out of the jury.
- Discussed: "Objection! Your Honor, I object on the grounds that the jury is a gaggle of jerkoffs!
- Conversed: ???
- Deconstructed: Due to the verdicts rendered by the Common Nonsense Jury, public confidence in the justice system reaches new lows.
- Played For Laughs: The jury make a decision based upon Insane Troll Logic, leaving judge, prosecutor, and defender stumped.
- Played For Drama: The blatantly wrongful conviction of Bob shows just how bigoted society really is.
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