There's a loophole in judicial laws that allows a jury to declare a defendant not guilty to protest the law, even when they believe the person is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. It's called jury nullification.
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Jury nullification occurs when the defendant is 100% guilty but the jurors don't believe he should be punished. 00:19
Jury nullification exists as a logical consequence of two other laws. 00:54
Jury's can convict without evidence just as easily as they can acquit in spite of it. 02:11
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