marco polo death Yanez jurors find themselves in an imperfect world
St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez, left, and his attorney Tom Kelly, right, leave the Ramsey County Courthouse, Tuesday, May 30, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn. Jury selection began Tuesday in the trial of officer Yanez, charged with second degree manslaughter in the death of Philando Castile during a traffic stop in the St. Paul suburb of Falcon Heights last July. The shooting of the black motorist generated national attention when the aftermath was streamed live on Facebook. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)
The case, filled with plenty of might haves and unanswered perhaps unanswerable questions, will likely go to a jury this week. Jurors will face the unenviable task of sorting through a myriad of sometimes contradictory recollections and infinitesimal details to affix blame and perhaps find justice. After sitting through a couple of days of testimony, I have a hard time believing it possible to find 12 people who, given different backgrounds and experiences, would all agree on what they just heard.