Monday, March 21, 2011
Barry Bonds' Trial Begins
The jury pool for the trial started with a little more than a hundred people, but has been cut down by 40 already. US District Judge Susan Illston called a recess to consider the prosecutors' request to dismiss another 10 jurors. After the slight break, she returned to tell the court that she expects to have just enough people to fill the jury.
There are mixed reactions over whether or not the government should be taking Bonds to trial. Some people believe that the trial is a waste of federal funds, as Bonds is disgraced already and many people presume his guilt. Others feel as though he should be punished for breaking federal laws. I agree with the latter. He broke a law and he deserves to be punished for it. Now let's get Bonds' name erased from the record books. Long live the rightful home run king, Henry Aaron.
Check out these Sports Illustrated articles to see how the prosecution and the defense will approach Bonds' trial:
The Barry Bonds trial: Laying out the case for the prosecution
The Barry Bonds trial: Laying out the case for the defense