Juries are a tool of authoritarian oppression. The original purpose of the jury was to prevent the government alone from convicting citizens of crimes and to provide a final cheek on the power of government before it was allowed to actually affect citizens. However, over time, the increased power of judges, extensive use of jury selection, and reduction of the role of juries to essentially only selecting from options predetermined by a judge have made them nothing more than a rubber stamp for government over-reach. They allow illegitimate governments to enforce their laws by shifting blame to people purposely selected to not know any better. They’re no longer juries, they’re firing squads.