Discussion in 'Off the Topic Forum' started by 1Alpha1, Jan 8, 2019.
Not on one jury that I sat on. Retired LEO assumed that, and ended up being foreman!
Yes, it can and does happen from time to time. It can depend upon the mindset and how it's present to the court.
I'm sure enough that I could have been seated as a juror if I really had wanted to be.
I sat on a jury for a civil case once. It lasted six weeks. We ended up giving the guy a few million bucks after determining the security guard company that was supposed to provide security failed to provide said security and a fired employee came back and shot his boss in the back. He ended up partially paralyzed and his junk no longer worked.
The trial was interesting and there were expert witnesses in the fields of security and micro neurosurgery. The bottom line is the security company was told not to let the guy back on the premises. They admitted to letting him back on the premises at least 3 times. The worst evidence was a doctored time card that was so bad a 3rd grader could fake a report card much better.
What happened on the criminal side of the trial? Do you know?
The guy was sitting in prison. No one disputed the fact that he'd in fact shot his old boss in the back. The dispute was whether or not the security company was negligent. The plaintiff's attorney brought in their expert witness- a former Secret Service agent that used to travel overseas ahead of Presidential visits to set up security. He basically blew up any and all defense arguments. The plaintiff's attorney was a MASTER at creating, directing, and exploiting the emotions of the jurists. The other expert witnesses were the micro neurosurgeon who picked out the fragments of the bullet that day from the victim. He was a brilliant surgeon for sure. The bullet had hit the spinal column, fragmented, and lodged around the spinal cord- partially f'n it up. The defense's micro neurosurgeon admitted under oath that 98% of his practice was testifying in court, and that he was being paid $3k to show up and another $3k if it went past lunch.
I was just curious as to the official criminal charge and how much time he got.
Not real important. You Ok ?
LOL, What? no deragotory statement about where he lives? that's what you usually do when someone hands yer ass to you.
I don't know. It was about 25 years ago. Here's some reading about the case.
Just remember, those 12 that are doing the judging were not smart enough to figure out how to get out of jury duty.
See, that just goes to show that you don't know me nearly as well as you think you do.
And, yes.....he really handed my ass to me.......over a word. Maybe in R Can Saw, that's a big deal.
I'm thinking I'll survive though. Still waiting for him to get back to me on what he does for a living.
It's a jury of your peers. LOL
I don’t get it??
Why wouldn’t an ex-cop be an excellent choice for any jury?
My peers are smart enough to get out of jury duty.
Because during his time as a LEO, he has:
seen it all.
heard it all.
watched it all.
been part of it all.
and can smell a pile of bull$hit before it hits the ground. The defense generally doesn't like people like this.
I guess it’s not about right and wrong then.
Sir; thank you for your service, Sir.
Being Tramatic Brain Injury, survivor let's me off every time. Short term memory is a mess
Pair you up with Blondie next GTG.
You both meet someone new every five minutes.
Thanks for showing your ignorance of the results from brain impact damage, even from operating cannon in military service. So little research needed to jump to a conclusion.
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