My mom just got off of an L.A. jury. It happened to be the same courtroom as the OJ Simpson trial.
The accused was pulled over in South L.A. for a traffic violation and had an outstanding warrant (for what, naturally, she doesn't know). Search incident to arrest found cocaine.
Seems open and shut... but not for a city jury. The vote was nine-to-three guilty and a hung jury.
Three of the 12 simply wouldn't believe the police. My mom argued that (but didn't tell them her son was a police officer). One said the guy was being picked on because he had cornrows.
I told my mom about jury nullification. She didn't like the idea, even though she thinks that cocaine possession shouldn't be a crime.