Trevor Noah offers an entertaining solution to reform the American justice system


Trevor Noah has a proposal to capture jury duty and make it more attractive to the contestants: use podcasts.

On Monday, a judge ordered the release of Adnan Syed from prison. Syed, whose 1999 murder case was covered on the popular investigative journalism podcast “Serial,” spent more than 20 years serving a life sentence for a murder he claims he did not commit.

Prosecutors said they have found new evidence that could link two other people to the murder of Syed’s former high school friend, Hae Min Lee. The evidence was reportedly withheld from Syed’s legal team during his trial.

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

“What I think it’s saying is that America needs to reform its justice system or podcasts should become part of the justice system,” Noah joked. “Think about it, everyone hates jury duty, but everyone loves podcasts. So maybe we’ll scrap juries and let everyone in America listen to the podcast and then they all vote, it just becomes a national jury, they watch on, they really care.”

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Americans, he explained, are interested in legal action if entertainment is part of the equation.

“Nobody wants to sit in a courtroom, but people have seen 700 seasons of Law & Order. Sometimes on jury duty, like, ‘This is boring, I’m going to watch more ‘Law’,” Noah joked.

Check out more of Noah’s take on Syed’s release below:



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