According to The Telegraph, senior judges have suggested that policemen should not be allowed to sit on juries as they could jeopardise trials' fairness.
While some senior Crown Court judges welcomed the presence of a juror with expertise in trials, several said it could lead to them basing their verdicts on factors other than the evidence presented to them.
Such an insinuation is scandalous. Why would police officers be any less dispassionate than any other juror? If anything they are likely to give more weight to the evidence than anyone else sitting on the jury.
By that measure we would be better off banning social workers, environmentalists, social scientists and any other member of the "progressive" community who are far more likely to base their decisions on what they "feel" rather than the evidence presented to them.