Christopher Deedy’s first trial didn’t get a lot of attention from media on the mainland. But in Hawaii, it was a huge deal. The stakes in the case were high. For Deedy, but also for local prosecutors seeking to convict the special agent of second degree murder.
Were Deedy’s lawyers right to worry that local jurors would be prejudiced against a haole federal agent, or are there other biases in our society that stack the odds in favor of Deedy?