Two weeks since they began deliberating on the fate of reputed mobster Joseph “Uncle Joe” Ligambi, the jury is right where they started: nowhere.
A foreman has resigned. Another juror has fallen ill. And a third juror in a Philadelphia mob case suddenly recalls knowing something about a defense witness, and not liking him.
Which means the judge has ordered a fresh, hopefully improved jury to start deliberating anew. (Though he hasn’t declared a mistrial.) And just for good measure, this detail crept into the latest report:
One man still serving on the jury has worn an array of Harley-Davidson T-shirts to the federal courtroom, except for the day he advertised his fondness for liquor.
Breathe it in: That’s democracy. [Associated Press]1