22nd Century Jury (a reverse story)

they are going to vote ‘guilty’
and she refuses to believe that
the new procedures are fair and just

nervous as she ascends the podium
unfolding the carefully handwritten statement – she is not
convinced that bias has been eliminated

the new faceless jury of twelve million
was never going to work; her faith lies with
the old system

a dozen people deliberating in a room
this is far more rational than
millions of jurors sitting unseen
behind the glow of smartphone screens

debate
is far more important than
a large sample size

swipe the screen
to cast your vote

Now read this story from the last sentence to the first sentence…….

Written by Alanah Andrews

 

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