Sunday, December 25, 2016

What One Woman Learned Serving On A Jury With Rex Tillerson

What One Woman Learned Serving On A Jury With Rex Tillerson | The Daily Caller:
"The tall, enigmatic fellow with shocks of white hair and an oil man’s swagger seemed that natural choice for jury foreman, but he told his fellow jurors he wasn’t interested in the spotlight.
He spent lunch breaks thumbing through the newspaper and trading pleasantries with other jurors, while a strapping man with an ear piece looked on. It was several coy answers and many Google searches before anyone learned he was Rex Tillerson, CEO of ExxonMobil, now President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to serve as secretary of State.
Emily Roden, a small business owner in Denton, Texas, served on a jury in Denton County with Tillerson nine years ago, and recounted the experience for The Dallas Morning News.
The case concerned a young girl who accused her mother’s boyfriend of sexual assault. Roden describes the girl as “scared and deeply wounded,” who relied on a local nonprofit for emotional support and legal aid throughout the ordeal. 
Though a comfortable majority of the jurors were convinced of the defendant’s guilt by the time the jury began deliberating, the defense had sown the seeds of reasonable doubt among a few holdouts. A hung jury was well within the realm of possibility. That, Roden writes, is when Tillerson made his appeal. She says:
That’s when Tillerson began to speak. Humbly, delicately and without an ounce of condescension toward those who disagreed, he began walking us all through the details of the case. I even recall being moved by his thorough explanation about the nature of doubt and the standards set forth by our justice system.
With great patience, this man who strikes multibillion-dollar deals with foreign heads of state brought our scrappy jury together — to bring a sexual predator to justice and to deliver justice for a scared and deeply wounded little girl.
After the guilty verdict was delivered, Tillerson, at Roden’s urging, made a “generous donation” to the nonprofit that counseled the victim through her recovery process and the trial..."
Read on!
A good man.

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