From [HERE] The mostly white jury ended a fourth day of deliberations in the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial without a verdict, working into the night after reporting to the judge that they were deadlocked.
Judge Steven T. O’Neill, who is also white, asked the jurors to try to come back tomorrow deliberate some and see if there is still progress that can be made. Mr. Cosby is charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault. The three counts are penetration without consent; penetration while unconscious; and penetration after administering an intoxicant without the subject’s knowledge. Cosby faces a maximum of fifteen to thirty years in prison if found guilty on all 3 counts and a fine up to $25,000.
The jury is composed of 10 white people (seven men and three women) and just 2 black people. Two of the six alternate jurors are Black. [MORE]
A white reporter for the NY Times notes "It’s unclear [DOUBT] what is the central point of disagreement among the jurors [LACK OF FACTS]. Andrea Constand, the white woman who has accused Mr. Cosby of sexual assault, was composed and calm on the stand during her testimony last week, but the defense spent most of its time during cross-examination working to establish the inconsistencies and mistakes in her account."
What kind of inconsistencies?
* She first went to the police a year after the incident
* She forgot when the assault happened. Not sure about what date - day of the month this life changing event occured. [MORE]
* Constand called Cosby 53 times after the alleged assault and then lied to the police about it. Telling cops that she had not tried to contact him. If she lied once can you believe anything else she says? If you found a fly in your soup and you removed it, would you still eat the rest?
*I called him on Valentines Day to discuss basketball business. Cosby atty Ms. Agrusa suggested there was more than Ms. Constand let on to in her relationship with Mr. Cosby, 36 years her senior, who bought her gifts and introduced her to some of his entertainment industry contacts.
“Mr. Cosby had already made clear that he had affection for you,” Ms. Agrusa said.
“He had never disclosed to me that he had affection for me,” Ms. Constand replied levelly.
She has said that before the alleged assault, he twice made sexual advances that she rebuffed, but she continued to see him.
“You came back to Mr. Cosby’s home,” Ms. Agrusa said, and drove to Foxwoods resort in eastern Connecticut, where he was performing, and spent time in his hotel room there.
Ms. Constand said she sat on the bed in that hotel room, but after he lay down on the bed, she thought, “What am I doing here?” and left.
When asked why she did not tell police certain details of their meetings, she replied, “I was never asked.” [And of course a decade later police have no memory of what they asked her]
The defense pointed to extensive contacts Ms. Constand had with Mr. Cosby after the alleged assault, which contradict what she told police in 2005, and which the lawyers have suggested is not the behavior of a victim toward her abuser. They paid particular attention to phone records showing that Ms. Constand called Mr. Cosby repeatedly around the time of the alleged incident, including on Valentine’s Day, and dozens of times in the months after.
But Ms. Constand said those calls were for her work “regarding Temple women’s basketball,” and many of them, she said, were her calling him back after he had left her a message; Kristen M. Feden, an assistant district attorney, cited a pattern in the phone records of Ms. Constand calling her own voice mail to check messages, and then calling Mr. Cosby. [MORE]
Today, alleged victim Andrea Constand trolled Cosby with this tweet of her shooting a basket with the Harlem Globetrotters theme in the background. To many white folks, justice means revenge.
The trial in the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., marks a long-awaited test of the kind of accusations dozens of women have leveled in recent years against Mr. Cosby, a Black man, now 79, severely undermining the image he built over more than half a century in show business. A white reporter at NY Times said, "rarely has a person so well known faced such a sharp reversal in reputation, or such serious criminal charges —– three counts of aggravated indecent assault, each punishable by up to 10 years in prison. [lol. This happens to Showcase Blacks on a regular. After falling out of grace with their masters somehow, Tiger Woods, Michael Steele, Michael Jordan, Michael Jackson, OJ Simpson, Jesse Jackson etc, get destroyed by elite whites who launched their stardom. Sounding like Sean Hannity Jr. 12 years ago, Cos was their boy.]
Judge Steven T. O’Neill allowed the prosecution to present only one of his other accusers, Ms. Kelly Johnson, as a witness who prosecutors contend show that the encounter with Ms. Constand fit a larger pattern. There are no criminal cases pending based on the other allegations, some dating to the 1960’s or 1970’s, often because too much time had passed.
In opening statement Cosby's atty Mr. McMonagle told the mostly white jury that a previous district attorney had decided against charging Mr. Cosby in Ms. Constand’s case. “They saw there was no evidence to bring a prosecution then,” he said. “So why are we here?” [MORE]