While reading responses to Patric Pogan’s jury trial yesterday afternoon, I learned a new phrase: jury nullification.
Update: Analysis of the verdict.
The New York police officer who allegedly body slammed a cyclist during a Critical Mass ride was found guilty of falsifying his report in which he claimed he the cyclist assaulted Pogan, and Pogan merely hit back in self defense.
Strangely, the jury acquitted Pogan of the assault charge, which is exactly what he lied about in his police report.
So, if Pogan didn’t actually assault Christopher Long, why exactly would Pogan lie about it?