Trevor Noah offers an intriguing solution to reform America’s justice system

Trevor Noah It is proposed to decide jury duty and make it more attractive to its participants: use podcasts.

on Monday, a judge ordered the release of Adnan Syed from jail. Syed, whose 1999 murder case was covered in the popular investigative journalism podcast “Serial,” more than 20 years serving a life sentence for a murder, said he didn’t.

Prosecutors said they have found new evidence that could link two others to the murder of Syed’s former high school girlfriend, Hee Min Lee. The evidence was allegedly concealed from Syed’s legal team during the trial.

The “The Daily Show” host said he found it strange that America “is obsessed with correcting a mistake with a happy ending,” and asked what Syed’s release says about the American justice system.

“I think it says that either America needs to reform its justice system or podcasts need to be part of the justice system,” Noah quipped. “Think about it, everyone hates jury duty but everyone loves podcasts. So maybe, we get rid of the jury and everyone in America listens to a podcast and then they all vote, it just becomes a nationwide jury, they’re paying attention, they really care. ,

Americans, he explained, are more interested in legal proceedings when entertainment is part of the equation.

“Nobody wants to sit in a courtroom, but people have watched 700 seasons of ‘Law & Order.’ ‘ Noah joked.

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