Trevor Noah has a proposal to repair jury obligation and make it extra participating for its contributors: Use podcasts.
On Monday, a judge ordered the release of Adnan Syed from jail. Syed, whose 1999 homicide case was lined within the fashionable investigative journalism podcast “Serial,” was greater than 20 years into serving a life sentence for a homicide he stated he didn’t commit.
Prosecutors stated they discovered new proof that would tie two different folks to the homicide of Syed’s former highschool girlfriend, Hae Min Lee. The proof was allegedly withheld from Syed’s authorized crew throughout his trial.
“The Every day Present” host stated he discovered it bizarre that America “confuses fixing a mistake with a cheerful ending,” and requested what Syed’s launch says in regards to the American justice system.
“What I feel it says is both America must reform its justice system or podcasts have to turn out to be a part of the justice system,” Noah quipped. “Give it some thought, everybody hates jury obligation however everybody loves podcasts. So perhaps, we do away with juries and simply have everybody in America take heed to the podcast after which all of them vote, it simply turns into a nationwide jury, they’re paying consideration, they really care.”
People, he defined, are all for authorized proceedings when leisure is a part of the equation.
“No one needs to take a seat in a courtroom, however folks have watched 700 seasons of ‘Legislation & Order.’ Generally throughout jury obligation like, ‘That is boring, I’m going to observe extra ‘Legislation,’” Noah joked.
Watch extra of Noah’s tackle Syed’s launch beneath: