Re: Well that and...
@AC 16:08 GMT x2
"You make out like these people did not sit through the trial and the judge is an idiot but YOU know better - grow up." & "Just because you don't like the verdict does not mean the jury and judge were corrupt etc."
The issue being commented is outwith the trial in the court, it is about the evidence subsequent to the trial by the jury foreman.
What the jury foreman did in the jury room, on his own evidence to several journalists reporting him verbatim, was contempt of court. In an English court that would almost certainly have resulted in imprisonment, not very long after the reports of what he said.
I don't know about the contempt of court time-scales in the USA, but certainly jurors are also jailed for contempt. Beyond any reasonable doubt, what the jury foreman did in this case was wilfully contrary to the Judge's instructions, and the jury instructions require that his conduct should have been reported to the Judge. Evidently it was not, and prima facie that evidences that the remainder of the jury were acting under the undue influence of the jury foreman, which given what he has said is sufficient grounds for a mistrial.