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Mistrial of the Century: A Private Diary of the Jury System on Trial (2 Cassettes)
Tracy Kennedy, a juror in the O.J. Simpson case, was dismissed from his duties by Judge Lance Ito on March 17, 1995. Kennedy was finally able to walk away from the famed trial that has kept an entire nation spellbound, or was he? On this audio, Tracy and his wife Judith recount their experiences as a part of one of the biggest legal battles in history. 2 cassettes
Audio, 0 pages
Published October 1st 1995 by Audio Literature
(first published 1995)
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Sep 07, 2011 Ellie Revert rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Recommends it for: all adults
This is a fascinating indictment of our jury system Tracy Kennedy was a juror in the OJ Simpson murder trial, and this books shares how that experience affected both him and his wife, Judy. Tracy was removed from the jury after 66 days of sequestration, and keep in mind, for the rest of the jurors who were not released, it became a 9 month long separation from family and from the real world. With no help---no counselor brought in-----even though requested. Simpson had many more privileges than d ...more
This biographical book gives a first-person account of what it was like to be on the jury for the O.J. Simpson murder trial. It is not a book about the judge, lawyers or the evidence, but how dehumanizing it was during sequestration, to be treated like a prisoner, with less rights and freedom than O.J. himself. The experience was so traumatic that it actually led to the author’s attempted suicide. I found it fascinating and very discouraging in regard to the justice system. I hope that his accou ...more