At Trump’s trial, twelve ordinary jurors with extraordinary courage

At a time when Americans can barely agree on the color of the sky or the color of the grass, five men and seven women, who did not know each other until two months ago, agreed that Former President Donald Trump was guilty of 34 counts of falsifying his company’s accounts, which is a criminal offense. They delivered their verdict solemnly, seriously, after two days of deliberations.

These jurors deserve the gratitude of each of their fellow citizens, not for finding Trump guilty, but because they did their civic duty under extraordinary circumstances. A former president was on trial for what Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said amounted to election fraud.

The “great courage” of the jurors

These jurors come to remind us that, in our democracy under strain, ordinary citizens weigh in the balance. They have the ability to digest complicated documents, appreciate the complexity of human nature and not be intimidated by bluster and intimidation. They can be brave. And it took a certain courage to sit in this

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