Tamiko Beyer

Writing for social change

Empathy and the Jury

There were two completely different stories about the same event, and both existed simultaneously in the courtroom, both made manifest by speech under oath.

And it was up to us -- a group of random strangers plucked from our daily lives into this gigantic, complicated legal system of law/language -- to weigh the strength, veracity, object-nessof the words spoken-evoked-manifested.

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