^ Leaving aside the specifics of this case, I'm still struggling to see how anybody not directly involved in a trail can 'put a trial in jeopardy', IF the judge and jury are doing their jobs properly and following instructions properly, and if they're not, they have no business being in those roles.
Disrupt and delay a trial, yes, very possibly, but make it fail completely. I'm not seeing it.
That aside, with modern technology 'reporting restrictions' are farcical and the courts need to try and catch up with the times, if they can. Long gone are the days that all the judge needed to do was instruct the press attending not to report on anything until a verdict was reached, and it was pretty much a done deal. Now-a-days any Tom, Dick or Harry can publish or broadcast just about anything to the whole world in real time, and before any court realised it was happening let alone figured out who was doing it, the horse would be long since bolted.
To briefly touch on the specific case, you have to ask yourself, if this had been Caucasians on trial for the same thing, and a Muslim had behaved in the way this Robinson character has, would the outcome have been identical? In a fair and just society, the answer would obviously be 'Yes', however, I have significant doubts that would be the answer in ours right now.
Edited by Ghostrider, 29 May 2018 - 10:47 PM.