MISTRIAL Bill Cosby -- Charged W/Aggravated Sexual Assault/Other Rape Allegations #5

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  1. wendybtn

    wendybtn Well-Known Member

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    For some, Benadryl has the opposite effect, causing you to stay awake. There is no guarantee it will make you sleepy. You would certainly not be immobilized from a couple of Benadryl.
     
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    IMHO, I think one juror wants to convict and the rest want to acquit. No instructions from the judge will likely cause the jurors to change their minds.
     
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    IIRC, Ms. Constad is a lesbian, and understood this about herself at the time of the rape/assault.

    If so, how does that influence your perception of "consent?"

    with a man we agree is a "great actor."
     
  4. MsFacetious

    MsFacetious What a Kerfuffle...

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    Double jeopardy. They can't.
     
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    But they have retried in other cases......law is confusing from state to state
     
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    A defendant can only be retried for the same crime if the judge declares a mistrial.
     
  8. MsJosie

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    I just found the article! according to ABC News....in BC case, if a hung jury, the case can be retried.

    Sorry I cannot link on iPad. The article does not say anything about double jeopardy....only what the state would consider to retry.

    Thanks.
     
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    Bill Cosby would have to be found Not guilty in order for Double jeopardy to come into play.

    A mistrial simply means that the jury could not come up with a verdict and the State can decide to re-try him again.
     
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    http://www.wqow.com/story/35606275/cosbys-accuser-denies-they-were-romantically-involved

    I had a hair appointment this afternoon. As my hairstylist trimmed my hair we discussed the Cosby trial. She stated she believed that Constand and Cosby were having an affair. She said the 53 phone calls after the alleged assault is what led her to that conclusion.

    I told her I believed the victim. I felt like pulling my hair out at this point lol. :pullhair:

    I am wondering if others on the jury are having difficulty with the fact that Constand called Cosby 53 times and thinking along the same lines as my hairstylist. Is that reasonable doubt?
     
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    Ugh. I would be looking for a new hairdresser.

    It's not reasonable doubt for me. For one thing, do we know what the conversations consisted of? I don't think they were recorded. For all we know, Cosby could have been blackmailing her or threatening her.
     
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somnophilia
     
  15. MsFacetious

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    The question was asked in response to a post about acquittal.
    Mistrial wasn't mentioned in the post I responded to.
    That's why I said double jeopardy.
     
  16. Jax49

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    MISTRIAL declared.
     
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    Thank God. I hate to see people jailed without physical evidence. It happens too much as it is.
     
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    CNN reporting DA will retry.
     
  19. wendybtn

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    That doesn't attach in a mistrial, unless the judge decrees it.
     
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