Two guilty verdicts. An acquittal would have been a victory; a mistrial would have been a victory; probation would be a victory too. These two young men don’t need to go to prison. It’s tragic that the complainant lost his life. It sucks, it’s unjust, it’s unfair, and nothing this jury does can possibly make it any less tragic, or make it suck any less. They can, however, make it more tragic by taking two more young men away from their families.
No time to lose heart now: tomorrow we put on a punishment case and
. . . never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never-in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.