10: Common Verdict

He’s a renowned lawyer, considered the best by colleagues. None of them have the guts or the gumption to face him in the court room.

His strategy is a simple, yet effective one: make vague statements to incite raw, emotional reactions from the appointed jury.

He had to prosecute an ice cream truck driver accused of eighteen counts of arson. His argument was, “He did horrible things to destroy the things they loved. You love things. Imagine if he destroyed the things you love.”

The jury picked each other’s butts to find a common verdict, feeling what the lawyer said.

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