After Pell’s exoneration, he was made a cardinal and his star seemed to be shining. He would end up partaking in 2 conclaves. A decade later he was even appointed to Pope Francis’ council of cardinal advisers and put in charge of economic reforms.
Cardinal Pell, the Australian Dreyfuss’ funeral is being held today or tomorrow depending on your time zone. Pell died unexpectedly at 81, a couple of hours after having seemingly recovered from a minor hip operation. An inside source alleged possible foul play (murder). Though Pell didn’t die before completely and utterly destroying Francis’ synod on …
Jury trials are the norm in the Anglo-Saxon world. A jury of your peers. This sounds very nice for a group person. A herd person. For charming and manipulative liars. For sociopaths, and in the modern age, for people who have the media on their side. But is it the most likely system to guarantee justice?
Juries are groups of ordinary people. Not trained professionals in law or assessing evidence, nor people trained in any way to be impartial. They are groups. Groups of ordinary people. Yet their assessment of a person, their collective intuition or sentiment is made decisive in determining guilt or innocence.
A whole bunch of crazy stuff.