Mr. District Attorney and the Intimidated Jury, (Scene 4)
Harrington has rounded up the accused jury foreman, Mr Taylor, and brought him back to the DA’s office. When Taylor hears the charge against him, he takes offense. “Ridiculous! That’s libelous!” he cries, but it is all a pretense. Deep down inside, he knows he manipulated the jurors and brought them all around to that “not guilty” verdict. He feels uneasy, but he can’t let the DA see that.
He’d been so relieved when the court case was finally over. Working for a gangster had made his jury duty rather tense, yet it had all gone like clockwork. Ah! Well, as he saw it, the gangster had been “paid in full” when Stanley walked, so he felt the relief of being debt free. Debt free, in more ways than one!
Was it worth it?
But now he’s suddenly in hot water — if the DA can prove he swayed the jury, he’ll land in jail. And all because he’d accepted a gangster’s offer to make his debt go away. How is he ever going to get out of this one?
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