Following the announcement, an anonymous juror identified as “Grand Juror #1” by attorney Kevin Glogower said that the grand jury not only disagreed that certain actions taken by the police that night were justified, but that it was never given the opportunity to indict any officer for homicide.“I came out of my chair and said he just lied,” Juror #1 told VICE on how he responded to the announcement of no charges. He then filed a motion to allow the 12 jurors to speak publicly about what happened during the trial. In a rare incident of grand jury records being made public, a judge ruled that records could be released in order for jury panelists to speak publicly about the case, Daily Kos reported. Days after the motion was approved, a second juror confirmed Juror #1’s statement that charges to consider were limited.- Advertisement – Juror #2 added that he believed Kenneth Walker’s recollection of the incident (Walker, who was Taylor’s boyfriend, said the police did not knock or announce themselves before forcing their way into Taylor’s apartment, and that he fired his gun thinking they were intruders). “Each of the officers had a different story,” he said. “The only time when their story came together was when they said three phrases: ‘I don’t know,’ ‘I don’t remember,’ and ‘I’m not sure.’” He added that each also tapped their fingers on the desk after saying these phrases. “They had holes in their stories [and] they had holes in their holes.”While it is unclear if other jurors will also speak out about lies and inconsistencies present at the trial, both Juror #1 and Juror #2 have been consistent in their stories contradicting Cameron’s lies. Cameron initially tried to stop records from being released, then issued a statement last month claiming that the trial was conducted lawfully and he is “fine with the jurors speaking and making their position known.” As more of the trial inconsistencies become known and Cameron’s lies are exposed, we can only hope that Taylor will receive the justice she rightfully deserves. Both jurors spoke to VICE Media Wednesday to give some insight into how the trial took place; one even brought a notebook with notes taken during the trial. His notes depicted not only how he responded to the evidence presented, but how he processed it, giving a glimpse into how the jurors were thinking during the trial.“Cameron did not give a choice with this and we did not agree with anything he said,” the anonymous juror identified by VICE as Juror #2 said. “But I had my notes with me because I need for these people to understand I didn’t do this.”Looking at the notebook, VICE noted the phrase “covering up.” When asked about this, the juror explained that he felt the Public Integrity Unit present at the trial acted like defense attorneys for the police, giving them “softball questions” in addition to interpreting what they should be saying.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
Comment Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette will leave if Arsenal don’t improve, warns Martin Keown Advertisement Martin Keown fears Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette could leave (Picture: Christopher Dean / Scantech Medi)Martin Keown admits it’s ‘imperative’ that Arsenal keep hold of star duo Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette but insists the only way of keeping the pair is if the Gunners are successful.The club have been in negotiations with both forwards over contract extensions in the last six months but they’ve made little progress in talks.Aubameyang, 30, was made club captaincy after the armband was stripped from Granit Xhaka but there’s less than two years left on his current deal and the Gabon forward has attracted attention from Barcelona.There is slightly less of a rush to extend Lacazette’s deal given the Frenchman’s existing contract runs until 2022 but the pair’s future is entwined and it’s likely that one will follow the other in extending.ADVERTISEMENT Sean KearnsFriday 22 Nov 2019 10:02 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link455Shares Advertisement Emery has come under increased pressure this season (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has come under increased pressure in recent weeks and it could be that the duo are waiting to see how the Spanaird’s future plays out before making their own decisions on whether to extend.Arsenal are also currently outside the top four and may need to win the Europa League to qualify for the Champions League.Keown believes the lack of progress over new deals is down to the pair’s reluctance to commit to the club while there’s so much uncertainty in the air.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘Of course they’re waiting but they can change history themselves. They can make the change because they’re there, they can inscribe a name on a trophy every year,’ said Keown.‘They are good professionals. I don’t have a difficulty with those two, it’s more how good is the team? Is the team well enough equipped?‘If they [Aubameyang and Lacazette] don’t think it is then they won’t sign and we’ll lose two other good players. That’s normal. It’s no different for Arsenal as it is for Spurs or Chelsea.’MORE: Pep Guardiola provides Ederson, Aymeric Laporte and Leroy Sane injury updates ahead of Chelsea clash The club have made little progress on new deals for the pair (Picture: Getty)But Keown believes it’s paramount that the club focus on convincing the pair to stay, though he’s warned they’ll only do so if the Gunners prove they can fight for trophies.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Well it’s imperative that you hang onto your best players,’ Keown told Metro.co.uk at Sportsmail’s ‘A Pint with Piers’ event in London.‘That’s always the first thing every summer – you want to keep your players first and then add to it. You wouldn’t want to lose Aubameyang or Lacazette but they’ll only stay if Arsenal are successful. There’s no time to lose for Arsenal, they have to go to work very quickly. There could be some difficult decisions ahead.’
The Telegraph 18 November 2016Family First Comment: A fascinating study “It appears at first counter intuitive that Muslim women have such successful relationships when many are in arranged marriages. In fact, Muslims in arranged marriages have many of the ingredients for a really successful long term marriage. – They enter marriage without artificial and unreal ‘celebrity’ expectations or a belief that they merely have to bump into a perfect partner and from then on no effort will be needed. ..No one is suggesting a return to arranged marriages but we can surely all learn a lot about what makes marriages work in the long run from these findings.”Arranged marriage could be happier than marrying for love because it removes the pressure to find the “perfect” partner before settling down, a former top High Court family judge has claimed.Sir Paul Coleridge, founder of the Marriage Foundation think-tank, said he had come to the “truly startling” conclusion based on findings from a new study suggesting that British Muslim women are more likely to be happily married than those from other backgrounds.The research, thought to be the first ever in the UK to explore the links between religion and relationship stability, used data from the Millennium Cohort study which contains details of the lives of 15,000 mothers who had children at the turn of the new century.It found that 45 per cent of mothers who identified themselves as being from a Pakistani or Bangladeshi background described themselves as “very happy” in their relationship compared with only 34 per cent of “white” mothers.Almost all (99 per cent) of the Pakistani or Bangladeshi mothers in the study described themselves as religious, virtually all of them Muslim, compared with just under half (47 per cent) of them others classed as white, most of whom chose Christianity.Similar levels of those who identified as Christian and Muslim said they were very happy in their relationships (45 per cent and 43 per cent respectively. That compares with only a third (32 per cent) of non-religious mothers.The Muslim women were also the most likely to be married. Overall 94 per cent of Muslim mothers in the study were married compared with 79 per cent of Christian mothers and 59 per cent of those who did not identify with any religion.Sir Paul, who set up the foundation to promote stable marriages after seeing “hundreds and thousands of people” affected by the pain of divorce as a judge, said: “These findings are truly startling.“It appears at first counter intuitive that Muslim women have such successful relationships when many are in arranged marriages.“In fact, Muslims in arranged marriages have many of the ingredients for a really successful long term marriage.“They enter marriage without artificial and unreal ‘celebrity’ expectations or a belief that they merely have to bump into a perfect partner and from then on no effort will be needed.“In time the ‘perfect partner’ inevitably disappoints. This group on the other hand have no unreal expectations and from the word go, really work hard and fashion their relationship out of the material they are given.“Doubtless it is in part a consequence of this that they are over 30 per cent more fulfilled and happy than their western sisters.“No one is suggesting a return to arranged marriages but we can surely all learn a lot about what makes marriages work in the long run from these findings.“Shared faith no doubt helps but all couples have it in their power to radically improve their chances of staying together by marrying and keeping on working at it.”READ MORE: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/18/arranged-marriages-happier-claims-former-mhigh-court-family-judg/Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.