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Does the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing have a chance at a fair trial?

Does the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing have a chance at a fair trial? Topic: Case selection process
June 17, 2019 / By Angus
Question: Defense lawyers always say that in a high profile case such as this one the accused is at an highly unfair, and very great disadvantage because the media has already portrayed the incident in a certain way that makes people feel sorry for the people who were affected and have influenced most people to be prejudiced against the accused person and people are driven to their emotions about the case and would not think in terms of balance in law, and procedures. Would that be the case? I might have to ask this in a separate question but would Adolph Hitler get a fair trial in this day and age?
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Tracee Tracee | 1 day ago
Everyone has the right to a fair trial as stated in the Constitution. What needs to happen now is to select jurists that have not been influenced by the media or that they were witnesses. Research the Kwame Kilpatrick trial. I think that same jurist selection process will happen. Remember, everyone is innocent until proven guilty.
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Tracee Originally Answered: Half-Marathon in 4 weeks?
My first reaction would be - maybe - that you could finish a HM, pretty hard to think that it could be around 1:45, since by your own admission, your longest runs have been 6 milers. Not too what your longest runs were in high school but an HM is a completly different animal. But - since you are already apparently in good decent shape, you might be able to train your body to last 13.1 miles. There are programs online like Hal Hidgon's free training programs: http://www.halhigdon.com/training/51131/... - you might be able to take the last 4-5 weeks of such programs and get in some decent long runs, and to do that without cramming a lot of extra mileage in a relatively short amount of time. Why do you need/want to finish in 1:45, especially for a first-time half, and really especially with relatively little distance training? Perhaps you could either look at the race as a starter HM, to get the feel of it, and then enter a second HM later on, and run THAT race with a specific time in mind. Disclosure - I've finished three HMs, I am admittedly very slow (my average time was 2:15), and my last and worst HM was the one that I did not put in the long runs, which IMHO are very important to train your body to stay in motion for close to 2 hours. In any case, I wish you luck, and remember to listen to your body.

Sabryna Sabryna
It will be next to impossible for them to find a completely impartial jury who has no knowledge of the case. This is actually one of the few cases where it might be smart for the defendant to request a bench trial where the Judge takes the place of the jury as a Judge is more likely to set aside personal bias than an average citizen. But it sounds like they have him clearly planting the bomb on video tape, so it probably won't matter in the end.
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Nettie Nettie
By law, everyone has the right to a fair trial, no matter evidence to the contrary. For your second question, highly unlikely because his crimes were obvious and out there - he wasn't suspected of what he did because he did his crimes publically and didn't try to hide. It seems to be highly likely that Hilter wouldn't even get a trial, never mind a fair one.
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Lunet Lunet
The US government will go to great lenths to protect his rights and give him a fair trial. The government does not want to lose this one on appeals or technicallys.
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Lunet Originally Answered: Will technology make history suspect?
History is written by victors. This is attributed to Napoleon, but it was popular with Churchill and lots of others, too. Another old saying, though, is "The truth shall out (emerge)." When I was a kid, we learned that General Custer was ambushed by 5,000 Sioux warriors, and that there were no survivors. As Vine Deloria says in his book, though "Custer Died for Your Sins," there wasn't enough water to support the ponies that 5,000 warriors would have had: more like 800-1200 warriors. Custer charged into the camp, he wasn't ambushed. Finally, there were lots of survivors - just no white ones! An examination after a wildfire of the battlefield with metal detectors, etc. seems to confirm Deloria's version of the battle, not my history book's.

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