Game of the year.
The way I see it, The Republic probably never saw the Jedi as people. They see them as power hungry, crazy, emotionless monks. In other words, they generalized the Jedi. Look at Ahsoka's trial. Almost everyone was okay considering giving a death sentence to practically a child. But they didn't care. to them she was just another member of the Jedi, not a teenage girl because age didn't matter to them. You see what I'm going with?