Have you ever wondered what would happen if you ever had to go court becuase you had to use your firearm to defend yourself? Would you totally trust the court system? I was was on two juries several years ago. Both were crack cocaine cases. In both they had an informant they paid $20 to purchase the crack. In this case they had a hidden camera in his truck which captured the whole drug transaction on video. The prosecutor also had a GBI agent come in to tesify that the substance was indeeed crack concaine. We entered the jury room and our jury foreman deceided to take a secret ballot. 10-2 guilty. I thought who on earth thinks this guy is not guilty! We soon found out who the two were and began to discuss the case. After about an hour, they decided they wanted to see the video again. The judge brought us back out in to the court room. We saw the video (it lasted about 40 seconds) and we returned to the jury room. The foreman took another vote. 11-1 guilty. We soon found out who the one hold out was. After about 4 hours of arguing she changed her mind. 12-0. Guilty. He received 18 years in prison. This happened to be his 3rd conviction. The next day I was choosen again with some of the same folks from yesterday. This time there was no video. The same GBI agent came in and testified that it was indeed crack cocaine. Our foreman took a vote 8-4 guilty. One of the guys next to me said it would be nice if we had a video like we had yesterday. We talked and we quickly found out that we were wasting our time. The four told us they were not changing their minds. They did not care what the judge told them. They did not care what the GBI agent said. The did not care about anything that was said in this trial. I looked at them at said you shouldn't even be on this jury. And that was some of the nicer things said. I mean people were screaming back and forth at each other. My point to all this is this: Juries are suppose to abide by what the judge and the law says but in my experience that was not the case. How often does this happen in trials? I don't know. But you would never know if it was happening to you in your trial.