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(The Union Leader)   Fourteen years on the job without a blemish, Town Clerk is put on trial by the Chief of Police for stealing a hundred dollars. Of course, he didn't bother to check whether the money was actually missing   (unionleader.com ) divider line
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2013-01-01 11:28:44 PM  
2 votes:

o'really: Believe it or not, DAs have reason to only prosecute people that they believe are actually guilty.


No they don't. At best, they have reason to only prosecute people they believe they can convict, which is entirely different.
2013-01-01 07:42:24 PM  
2 votes:

YouSirAreAMaroon: Satanic_Hamster: BizarreMan: Fourteen years without a blemish doesn't necessarily mean she's innocent. It might just mean she hadn't been caught yet.

Under that logic, you're a child molester.

No, it means he might be a child molester. Good try though.


He might be a child molester, he might not be a child molester, but there seems to be an awful lot of talk about him and child molesting, so I'm just gonna go ahead and assume that he is, indeed, a child molester. Why be half-safe?
2013-01-01 07:32:25 PM  
2 votes:

BizarreMan: Fourteen years without a blemish doesn't necessarily mean she's innocent. It might just mean she hadn't been caught yet.


Under that logic, you're a child molester.
2013-01-01 07:28:35 PM  
2 votes:
A fund should be set up to pursue every legal action against the official who brought up these charges in order to destroy this individual in every single way a human can be destroyed in court.
2013-01-01 07:24:49 PM  
2 votes:
It's like they needed a system of checking the accounts and making sure they were correct. If only there was a word for it.
2013-01-01 07:20:34 PM  
2 votes:
What do you want to bet Dalton Police Chief Mario Audit has a child or niece/nephew that needs a job?
2013-01-01 07:13:22 PM  
2 votes:

Lukeonia1: This clerk, was she close to retirement? With a pension, perhaps?


She's worked there for over 30 years, so it's probably a safe bet to say she was.
2013-01-02 08:55:11 AM  
1 vote:
Cops who damage reputations and lives like this need to go to prison for whatever length of sentence the accused would have gotten. He absolutely should forfeit his right to a badge and a gun.
2013-01-02 07:59:38 AM  
1 vote:

Bathia_Mapes: Lukeonia1: This clerk, was she close to retirement? With a pension, perhaps?

She's worked there for over 30 years, so it's probably a safe bet to say she was.


So, let me get this straight : you can work 30 years somewhere, contribute to the pension funds all those years, and then lose everything because you were fired one week before retirement ? How is that fair ?

America, what a country !
2013-01-01 09:30:29 PM  
1 vote:
Add New Mexico to the list of places where you can be elected as a magistrate with no legal background. You only need to have a HS diploma (and I saw a flyer for one candidate that did list his education as the local High School, with nothing beyond that).

Oh, and you don't have to be an attorney to be appointed to the US Supreme Court either, though I doubt somebody without that background would get through a confirmation hearing.
2013-01-01 09:14:03 PM  
1 vote:

Fissile: Satanic_Hamster: I'd sue the hell out of them. And how can a cop act as a prosecutor?

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Once upon a time, I lived in a small town in New Jersey were the municipal court judge was not a lawyer....he'd never been to law school, I don't think he was a college grad either. This township judge was a "lay judge", and it was common years ago for town councils to appoint lay judges. Some time ago state laws were changed, and municipal judges were required to be members of the state bar, but sitting lay judges were allowed to continue. When I went up in front of this guy (speeding ticket), he must have been 80 years old. Nice, uh? You can be sentenced to a year in jail by a guy without a high school diploma, to say nothing of actually having studied law.


Here in Georgia, Police officers routine prosecute their own cases in traffic courts.  In fact, in Atlanta's Dekalb County, their traffic court only got prosecutors assigned permanently in the last few years.

Oh--and Magistrate Court judges do not have to be lawyers here.  And yeah--when they're not, you know...
2013-01-01 09:11:31 PM  
1 vote:

Fissile: Satanic_Hamster: I'd sue the hell out of them. And how can a cop act as a prosecutor?

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Once upon a time, I lived in a small town in New Jersey were the municipal court judge was not a lawyer....he'd never been to law school, I don't think he was a college grad either. This township judge was a "lay judge", and it was common years ago for town councils to appoint lay judges. Some time ago state laws were changed, and municipal judges were required to be members of the state bar, but sitting lay judges were allowed to continue. When I went up in front of this guy (speeding ticket), he must have been 80 years old. Nice, uh? You can be sentenced to a year in jail by a guy without a high school diploma, to say nothing of actually having studied law.




And the flip side is that a full third of our government can only be occupied by a small segment of society.
2013-01-01 08:53:37 PM  
1 vote:
I just wanted to express that I thought the new Dredd movie didn't suck at all.
2013-01-01 08:38:56 PM  
1 vote:

Satanic_Hamster: I'd sue the hell out of them. And how can a cop act as a prosecutor?


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Once upon a time, I lived in a small town in New Jersey were the municipal court judge was not a lawyer....he'd never been to law school, I don't think he was a college grad either. This township judge was a "lay judge", and it was common years ago for town councils to appoint lay judges. Some time ago state laws were changed, and municipal judges were required to be members of the state bar, but sitting lay judges were allowed to continue. When I went up in front of this guy (speeding ticket), he must have been 80 years old. Nice, uh? You can be sentenced to a year in jail by a guy without a high school diploma, to say nothing of actually having studied law.
2013-01-01 07:47:18 PM  
1 vote:
"Audit admitted that he had not bothered to find out whether any money was actually missing from the town funds."

If only there were a common process for doing just that.
2013-01-01 07:37:53 PM  
1 vote:

YouSirAreAMaroon: Satanic_Hamster: BizarreMan: Fourteen years without a blemish doesn't necessarily mean she's innocent. It might just mean she hadn't been caught yet.

Under that logic, you're a child molester.

No, it means he might be a child molester. Good try though.


Not necessarily. He just hasn't been caught yet.
2013-01-01 07:37:51 PM  
1 vote:

Satanic_Hamster: BizarreMan: Fourteen years without a blemish doesn't necessarily mean she's innocent. It might just mean she hadn't been caught yet.

Under that logic, you're a child molester.


It seems like there's a phrase we use in court in this country, something about being innocent until proven guilty. THIS IS WHY WE HAVE IT. Because cretins like Bizarreman want to presume that everyone's done something and just not been caught before now.
2013-01-01 07:29:14 PM  
1 vote:

Satanic_Hamster: I'd sue the hell out of them. And how can a cop act as a prosecutor?


I hope she sues the asses off those dumbfarks.
2013-01-01 07:28:55 PM  
1 vote:
What's this 14 years shiat?

Cop math?

"It was not clear late Monday whether York, an elected town officer with more than three decades on the job, would return as Dalton's clerk or retire. She has been on leave since being charged."
2013-01-01 07:28:07 PM  
1 vote:
what, no rage from Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton? why not?
hope she gets to sue the wallet out of Chief of Dicks for defamation of character or something else that sounds really impressive.
2013-01-01 07:24:26 PM  
1 vote:

Satanic_Hamster: I'd sue the hell out of them. And how can a cop act as a prosecutor?


Poorly.
2013-01-01 07:24:17 PM  
1 vote:
Police Chief Mario Audit.

so...many...bad...puns...flooding brain...
2013-01-01 07:22:09 PM  
1 vote:
I'd sue the hell out of them. And how can a cop act as a prosecutor?
2013-01-01 07:21:11 PM  
1 vote:
Something tells me it was a recently installed camera that got that surveillance.
2013-01-01 07:21:08 PM  
1 vote:
It's either a pension thing or a get rid of a democrat thing

*checks article*

30 years and close to retirement

Pension it is
2013-01-01 06:49:48 PM  
1 vote:
This clerk, was she close to retirement? With a pension, perhaps?
2013-01-01 06:30:25 PM  
1 vote:
Congressional level of incompetence...Without the Congress part.
 
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