This is no way to run a Congress. Republican Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa abruptly ends a hearing and turns off the microphone of Rep. Elijah Cummings for trying to ask a question. “We’re adjourned. Close it down,” Issa said. But Cummings kept speaking. “I am a member of the Congress of the United States of America. I am tired of this,” Cummings said. “You cannot just have a one-sided investigation. It is absolutely something wrong with that, and it is absolutely un-American.”
Juror #8 Breaks Her Silence. Watching this juror from the Dunn Trial reminds me of a quote attributed to Harriet Tubman. “I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.” It also reminds me of a quote from Carter G. Woodson’s book The Miseducation of The Negro: “If you can control a man’s thinking you do not have to worry about his action.” But this is the jury pool in Jacksonville, Florida.
Juror number 4 has broken her silence from the Michael Dunn trial. The juror, identified only as Valerie on ABC News Nightline, told Byron Pitts that Dunn got away with murder in the shooting of unarmed 17-year-old Jordan Davis. She said the jury voted 10-2 to convict at the beginning of its deliberations but 2 jurors could not be convinced because they felt Dunn acted in self-defense.