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(KGW Portland)   Judge holds juror in contempt of court for texting during trial, locks him up for two days. LOL TTYL G2G   (kgw.com) divider line 89
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2013-04-20 03:56:08 PM  
Good.  I believe that the two days was actually that which is lighter than should do the happening.  You have the fate of someone in the hands of you and all you wish for doing is the texting?  No one gives the feces of what must be said by you via the texting anyway.  If you are not one upon which will take the case as the serious person then you deserve prison and not even the two days in jail but the full year because this is the duty of all of the Americas and Canada for being the juror if called upon doing this.  The guy got off light if you do the asking of me and I do not mean in the sexual manner.  Perhaps next time he will think to the self of him PERHAPS I SHOULD NOT DO THE TEXTING.
 
2013-04-20 04:58:44 PM  
I am quite fond of you, Meow.
 
2013-04-20 04:59:08 PM  

meow said the dog: Good.  I believe that the two days was actually that which is lighter than should do the happening.  You have the fate of someone in the hands of you and all you wish for doing is the texting?  No one gives the feces of what must be said by you via the texting anyway.  If you are not one upon which will take the case as the serious person then you deserve prison and not even the two days in jail but the full year because this is the duty of all of the Americas and Canada for being the juror if called upon doing this.  The guy got off light if you do the asking of me and I do not mean in the sexual manner.  Perhaps next time he will think to the self of him PERHAPS I SHOULD NOT DO THE TEXTING.


Mmmkay
 
2013-04-20 04:59:09 PM  
He deserved the sentence and more.
 
2013-04-20 04:59:48 PM  

meow said the dog: Good.  I believe that the two days was actually that which is lighter than should do the happening.  You have the fate of someone in the hands of you and all you wish for doing is the texting?  No one gives the feces of what must be said by you via the texting anyway.  If you are not one upon which will take the case as the serious person then you deserve prison and not even the two days in jail but the full year because this is the duty of all of the Americas and Canada for being the juror if called upon doing this.  The guy got off light if you do the asking of me and I do not mean in the sexual manner.  Perhaps next time he will think to the self of him PERHAPS I SHOULD NOT DO THE TEXTING.


^ this
 
2013-04-20 05:01:24 PM  
Judges abusing their power like this is why any contempt of court charge should be eligible for a jury trial.

I'm sorry, jail for texting is prima facie cruel and unusual punishment.  This judge should spend a year in jail for every day he gave this guy, he should be permanently removed from the bench, he should be disbarred, and he should lose his pension.
 
2013-04-20 05:01:47 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: I am quite fond of you, Meow.


Raise the right horn of you.  Oh wait you only have the one horn!  LAUGHTER OL.  Now say:  I WILL NOT ENGAGE IN THE TEXTING ACTIVITY AS THE JUROR.

You are now receiving the blessing of me.
 
2013-04-20 05:02:39 PM  
only 2 days? he got off light. When you're responsible for deciding another man's fate, farking pay attention.
 
2013-04-20 05:03:07 PM  
Asshat deserved a harsher sentence.  The legal system is better off not having this douchebag on the jury.
 
2013-04-20 05:04:28 PM  

DarkVader: Judges abusing their power like this is why any contempt of court charge should be eligible for a jury trial.

I'm sorry, jail for texting is prima facie cruel and unusual punishment.  This judge should spend a year in jail for every day he gave this guy, he should be permanently removed from the bench, he should be disbarred, and he should lose his pension.


Did you got to Upstairs Legal College too?
 
2013-04-20 05:04:40 PM  
If there's one part of the American legal system that I like in particular, it's the judge's unlimited power in his or her courtroom. It always seems to get used against douchebags.
 
2013-04-20 05:05:02 PM  

DarkVader: Judges abusing their power like this is why any contempt of court charge should be eligible for a jury trial.

I'm sorry, jail for texting is prima facie cruel and unusual punishment.  This judge should spend a year in jail for every day he gave this guy, he should be permanently removed from the bench, he should be disbarred, and he should lose his pension.


So you get wrongfully accused of something, you're cool with the jury not paying attention and just going with the prosecutors side of the case.
 
2013-04-20 05:05:32 PM  
Judge should have taken his hammer this idiots phone. In front everyone.
 
2013-04-20 05:06:04 PM  
So how many teachers or college profs in the audience support the Judge, and how many who think the judge is overboard been reprimanded in the past by a teacher or employer for the same thing?
 
2013-04-20 05:07:15 PM  
Wow, this guy was not only stupid enough to not get out of jury duty, but he has the balls to text during the trial?
I expect to see Mr Kohler running for office with a (R) next to his name some day in the future, biatching about activist judges.
 
2013-04-20 05:08:50 PM  

meow said the dog: Good.  I believe that the two days was actually that which is lighter than should do the happening.  You have the fate of someone in the hands of you and all you wish for doing is the texting?  No one gives the feces of what must be said by you via the texting anyway.  If you are not one upon which will take the case as the serious person then you deserve prison and not even the two days in jail but the full year because this is the duty of all of the Americas and Canada for being the juror if called upon doing this.  The guy got off light if you do the asking of me and I do not mean in the sexual manner.  Perhaps next time he will think to the self of him PERHAPS I SHOULD NOT DO THE TEXTING.


TXT OL
 
2013-04-20 05:09:22 PM  

stuffy: Judge should have taken his hammer this idiots phone. In front everyone.


You get a smart and a funny. Would be awesome if judges everywhere started doing it.
Just put a sign on the courtroom door warning that is what happens if you pull your phone out while court is in session.
 
2013-04-20 05:09:38 PM  
And not a single fark was given.
 
2013-04-20 05:11:00 PM  
No juror boy, what's harsh is a defendant getting the wrong sentence because some entitled idiot isn't giving his full attention to the proceedings.
 
2013-04-20 05:11:12 PM  

Pincy: DarkVader: Judges abusing their power like this is why any contempt of court charge should be eligible for a jury trial.

I'm sorry, jail for texting is prima facie cruel and unusual punishment.  This judge should spend a year in jail for every day he gave this guy, he should be permanently removed from the bench, he should be disbarred, and he should lose his pension.

Did you got to Upstairs Legal College too?


He was the starting point guard for the ULC Legal Eagles.
 
2013-04-20 05:11:22 PM  

DarkVader: Judges abusing their power like this is why any contempt of court charge should be eligible for a jury trial.

I'm sorry, jail for texting is prima facie cruel and unusual punishment.  This judge should spend a year in jail for every day he gave this guy, he should be permanently removed from the bench, he should be disbarred, and he should lose his pension.


1/10
Not even close
 
2013-04-20 05:13:47 PM  
No sympathy from me.  NOTHING that was being texted to him, or being sent by him was more important than paying attention to the proceedings in the court.

I'm betting he's one of those who texts in the movies too!
 
2013-04-20 05:15:04 PM  

Pincy: DarkVader: Judges abusing their power like this is why any contempt of court charge should be eligible for a jury trial.

I'm sorry, jail for texting is prima facie cruel and unusual punishment.  This judge should spend a year in jail for every day he gave this guy, he should be permanently removed from the bench, he should be disbarred, and he should lose his pension.

Did you got to Upstairs Legal College too?


Oh, I'm not saying that it will happen to him.  I'm just saying that this judge's actions should be criminal, and he should be held criminally accountable for his abuse of power.
 
2013-04-20 05:18:16 PM  

DarkVader: Pincy: DarkVader: Judges abusing their power like this is why any contempt of court charge should be eligible for a jury trial.

I'm sorry, jail for texting is prima facie cruel and unusual punishment.  This judge should spend a year in jail for every day he gave this guy, he should be permanently removed from the bench, he should be disbarred, and he should lose his pension.

Did you got to Upstairs Legal College too?

Oh, I'm not saying that it will happen to him.  I'm just saying that this judge's actions should be criminal, and he should be held criminally accountable for his abuse of power.


... what abuse of power?

Judges have unlimited power in their courtrooms. You can't "abuse" that power because it has no limits.
 
2013-04-20 05:19:28 PM  

BizarreMan: No sympathy from me.  NOTHING that was being texted to him, or being sent by him was more important than paying attention to the proceedings in the court.

I'm betting he's one of those who texts in the movies too!


I wouldn't go that far.

If his wife was going into labor or in critical condition after a car accident, I'd let that slide. Or "your brother needs a transplant from you and is failing fast".

That doesn't seem to be the case here; he was an asshat.
 
2013-04-20 05:20:57 PM  
The only way that order and decorum can be maintained in court is if the judge has absolute control to do whatever he wishes. Otherwise, trials and hearings will degenerate into shouting matches and indignation meetings.

These free-love dope-smoking cop-killing tax-dodgers seem to forget that one third of the American government is the judicial branch, and judges deserve as much respect as any elected official.
 
2013-04-20 05:20:59 PM  

Marine1: Judges have unlimited power in their courtrooms. You can't "abuse" that power because it has no limits.


Mr. Penis-pump-behind-the-bench thought that too, I suspect. It didn't work out very well for him.
 
2013-04-20 05:21:55 PM  
Honorable Mr. Penis-pump. My bad.
 
2013-04-20 05:23:05 PM  

AndreMA: Marine1: Judges have unlimited power in their courtrooms. You can't "abuse" that power because it has no limits.

Mr. Penis-pump-behind-the-bench thought that too, I suspect. It didn't work out very well for him.


They can't break the laws themselves, of course. That could be classified as public indecency. But if a judge tells you not to do something and you then do it, you are given a chance to explain yourself. If it's a shiat reason, off to the cell you go.
 
2013-04-20 05:25:02 PM  
Light sentencing indeed.  What witchcraft is this, sending written word to another place without paper being transported?  He could've been burned at the stake for such witchcraft.
 
2013-04-20 05:25:12 PM  
Thanks subby, that made me laugh.
/is easily entertained
 
2013-04-20 05:30:34 PM  

duffblue: So you get wrongfully accused of something, you're cool with the jury not paying attention and just going with the prosecutors side of the case.


While I agree that this person deserved punishment, if for no other reason than complete f*cking stupidity, let's not pretend that your average juror is the most attentive person in the world.

Remember, jurors are Americans from all walks of life. Think about that for a minute.
 
2013-04-20 05:32:08 PM  

meow said the dog: BarkingUnicorn: I am quite fond of you, Meow.

Raise the right horn of you.  Oh wait you only have the one horn!  LAUGHTER OL.  Now say:  I WILL NOT ENGAGE IN THE TEXTING ACTIVITY AS THE JUROR.

You are now receiving the blessing of me.


Namaste' to you, dear.  BTW, I do have two horns, fore and aft not left and right.
 
2013-04-20 05:34:11 PM  

puffy999: duffblue: So you get wrongfully accused of something, you're cool with the jury not paying attention and just going with the prosecutors side of the case.

While I agree that this person deserved punishment, if for no other reason than complete f*cking stupidity, let's not pretend that your average juror is the most attentive person in the world.

Remember, jurors are Americans from all walks of life. Think about that for a minute.


I beg to differ.  Any jury is one of the most unrepresentative samples that can be assembled.
 
2013-04-20 05:34:45 PM  
I wonder how many people who love to yell "USA! USA! USA!" and sing "I'm Proud to Be an American" at the top of their lungs also try their best to avoid jury duty.
 
2013-04-20 05:36:30 PM  

meow said the dog: Good.  I believe that the two days was actually that which is lighter than should do the happening.  You have the fate of someone in the hands of you and all you wish for doing is the texting?  No one gives the feces of what must be said by you via the texting anyway.  If you are not one upon which will take the case as the serious person then you deserve prison and not even the two days in jail but the full year because this is the duty of all of the Americas and Canada for being the juror if called upon doing this.  The guy got off light if you do the asking of me and I do not mean in the sexual manner.  Perhaps next time he will think to the self of him PERHAPS I SHOULD NOT DO THE TEXTING.


I couldn't have put it better, myself.

rufus-t-firefly: I wonder how many people who love to yell "USA! USA! USA!" and sing "I'm Proud to Be an American" at the top of their lungs also try their best to avoid jury duty.


All of them.
 
2013-04-20 05:38:53 PM  
I've heard of theaters that have cell signal jammers to prevent this sort of asshattery. Courtrooms should have them, too. And cars.
 
2013-04-20 05:41:24 PM  

Marine1: AndreMA: Marine1: Judges have unlimited power in their courtrooms. You can't "abuse" that power because it has no limits.

Mr. Penis-pump-behind-the-bench thought that too, I suspect. It didn't work out very well for him.

They can't break the laws themselves, of course. That could be classified as public indecency. But if a judge tells you not to do something and you then do it, you are given a chance to explain yourself. If it's a shiat reason, off to the cell you go.


I realize that's how it "works". Just like a policeman has more equal protection under the law than others do (qualified immunity). Nicely Orwellian mix of Animal Farm and 1984 there.

That corrupt and self-serving despots in black robes declares the sun to be green - or a law to be Constitutional - doesn't make it so. That applies even more so to the political hacks on the "supreme" court.

If I saw someone in judicial garb being beaten in the street I'd probably just walk away.
 
2013-04-20 05:42:57 PM  

fusillade762: I've heard of theaters that have cell signal jammers to prevent this sort of asshattery. Courtrooms should have them, too. And cars.


Illegal.
 
2013-04-20 05:45:26 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: Any jury is one of the most unrepresentative samples that can be assembled.


I'm not saying anything about individual juries, nor am I claiming any real statistics.

I'm saying Americans and thus American jurors, in general, are inattentive, regardless of background.
 
2013-04-20 05:45:30 PM  

fusillade762: I've heard of theaters that have cell signal jammers to prevent this sort of asshattery. Courtrooms should have them, too. And cars.


This x 1000
 
2013-04-20 05:46:25 PM  
Good
 
2013-04-20 05:49:02 PM  

puffy999: I'm not saying anything about individual juries, nor am I claiming any real statistics.

I'm saying Americans and thus American jurors, in general, are inattentive, regardless of background.


...which makes coercing people to be on them insane and contrary to the interests of justice. But that was never the point of trials anyway.
 
2013-04-20 05:49:42 PM  

puffy999: BarkingUnicorn: Any jury is one of the most unrepresentative samples that can be assembled.

I'm not saying anything about individual juries, nor am I claiming any real statistics.

I'm saying Americans and thus American jurors, in general, are inattentive, regardless of background.


I've been is some during High school. (Mock Trial and Business Law Class) And those things get stuffy and warm with barely any people in there. A pack house and people are pretty much dropping left and right.
/They need to keep those things at around 62 degrees. Enough to keep everyone alert but not enough to be distracting.
 
2013-04-20 05:51:22 PM  
If they ever try to call me to jury duty, I'll be the first person to show up wearing Google Glasses in the jury box so I can do my own CSI investigation as evidence is presented.
 
2013-04-20 05:51:56 PM  

letrole: The only way that order and decorum can be maintained in court is if the judge has absolute control to do whatever he wishes. Otherwise, trials and hearings will degenerate into shouting matches and indignation meetings.

These free-love dope-smoking cop-killing tax-dodgers seem to forget that one third of the American government is the judicial branch, and judges deserve as much respect as any elected official.


The surname of me is  SãÏdthě'døg.
 
2013-04-20 05:53:03 PM  
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2013-04-20 05:55:04 PM  

DarkVader: Pincy: DarkVader: Judges abusing their power like this is why any contempt of court charge should be eligible for a jury trial.

I'm sorry, jail for texting is prima facie cruel and unusual punishment.  This judge should spend a year in jail for every day he gave this guy, he should be permanently removed from the bench, he should be disbarred, and he should lose his pension.

Did you got to Upstairs Legal College too?

Oh, I'm not saying that it will happen to him.  I'm just saying that this judge's actions should be criminal, and he should be held criminally accountable for his abuse of power.


Why?  If I'm ever accused of a crime and put on trial I should get a fair one even if I am guilty and convicted.

Lulz, I was too bzy texting you to pay attention but I'm gonna vote guilty anyway is no way to run a justice system - the defendant looks guilty.

And this crap about being too stupid to get out of jury duty is just crap.

I've been called to jury duty several times but only got picked once and we took it seriously.  Someone's freedom was on the line.  Was I stupid for showing up in court?  Was I stupid for not lying my ass off and saying I couldn't render a fair verdict because I hated Mexicans?  (I don't hate Mexicans, but saying so probably would have gotten me out of jury duty)

I don't think sentencing someone to a couple days in jail for not paying attention to a trial where they're supposed to decide guilt or innocence is cruel or unusual.
 
2013-04-20 05:57:23 PM  

meow said the dog: Good.  I believe that the two days was actually that which is lighter than should do the happening.  You have the fate of someone in the hands of you and all you wish for doing is the texting?  No one gives the feces of what must be said by you via the texting anyway.  If you are not one upon which will take the case as the serious person then you deserve prison and not even the two days in jail but the full year because this is the duty of all of the Americas and Canada for being the juror if called upon doing this.  The guy got off light if you do the asking of me and I do not mean in the sexual manner.  Perhaps next time he will think to the self of him PERHAPS I SHOULD NOT DO THE TEXTING.


I didnt know Yoda was a totalfark subscriber.
 
2013-04-20 06:06:06 PM  

DarkVader: Judges abusing their power like this is why any contempt of court charge should be eligible for a jury trial.

I'm sorry, jail for texting is prima facie cruel and unusual punishment.  This judge should spend a year in jail for every day he gave this guy, he should be permanently removed from the bench, he should be disbarred, and he should lose his pension.


Sorry but a jury trial would be cruel and unusual punishment for the jurors who would have to participate in a trial over such a minor matter and you're a moron for suggesting it.
 
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