After four days of deliberations, the BILL COSBY jury cried uncle yesterday, and told the judge they were DEADLOCKED on the three sexual assault charges. And the judge basically told them to GET BACK TO WORK.
He read them something that’s commonly known as the Allen Charge, or the “Dynamite Charge”. Although in Pennsylvania . . . where this trial is taking place, they call it the Spencer Charge.
Basically, he told the jurors to re-examine their own views and opinions in order to reach a consensus.
If they come back to the judge and STILL can’t make up their minds, that’s a hung jury, and the judge can declare a mistrial. At that point it would be up to the prosecution to decide whether to try him again with a new jury.
Of course they might not be deadlocked on all the charges. There are three, remember . . . and each one carries a possible 10 years in prison.
Aisha Tyler Is Leaving “The Talk” After Six Years
AISHA TYLERannounced yesterday that she’s leaving the show after six years. She said she has a LOT going on . . . she hosts “Who’s Line Is It Anyway?”, voices a character on “Archer”, and she’s on “Criminal Minds”She’s been juggling all that for a while, but she’ll be a series regular on “Criminal Minds” next season, and she’s also directing movies, so something had to go. Her last day is in August. By the way, it must have been a hard decision, because she started CRYING while making the announcement.
( She breaks down at the 2:40 mark.)
Ted Nugent Says He’ll Tone Down the Hateful Rhetoric
— Curtis and Eboni (@curtisandeboni) June 15, 2017
Before that attack on the GOP congressional baseball team practice on Wednesday, it seemed like nothing could bring this country together. But now there’s this:
TED NUGENT has vowed to leave the hateful rhetoric behind. (!!!) You know, like how he told PRESIDENT OBAMA to suck on his machine gun . . . or invited HILLARY CLINTON to straddle it? Yeah, that’s not happening anymore
In a radio interview yesterday he said, quote, “I’m not going to engage in that kind of hateful rhetoric anymore . . .
“I just can’t use those harsh terms. I cannot and I will not and I encourage even my friends (slash) enemies on the left in the Democrat, liberal world that we have got to be civil to each other . . . we have got to be more respectful to the other side.
He also promised to, quote, “avoid anything that can be interpreted as condoning or referencing violence.”
— Eboni K. Williams (@EboniKWilliams) June 15, 2017