Community College of Philadelphia
Mock Jury Trial
Participants in the mock jury trial were to sit in the audience and listen to a crime that has been committed. From my experience, the trial involved a police shooting. There was a young African America male standing in the middle of the highway claiming that he "owned it." When the police officers came, he seemed to move toward them. One of the policeman was unaware that the young male had psychological disorders before pulling the trigger. The police officer claimed he saw a sharp object, but others beg to differ. Now, the young male is hospitalized and his family is trying to get justice. As the jury, I was required to ask questions and listen to everyone who came on stand to figure out who is in the wrong and if it was an accident or not. It was a very interesting experience and really enhanced my knowledge of law. The participants also had the opportunity to chat with attorneys, lawyers etc. that were there after the trial.