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(Daily Mail)   Don't know if weird or stupid- That Michael Jackson's ghost makes a statement while being channelled through Lionel Ritchies ex-wife, or that a judge in California has accepted this as legal evidence. Why yes, money IS involved   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 65
    More: Stupid, Michael Jackson, Superior Court of Los Angeles County, lawsuits, Dr. Conrad Murray, Randy Phillips, wrongful deaths, superior courts, anesthetics  
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-06-15 02:43:29 PM  
A lawyer representing the Jackson family reportedly objected to the evidence, claiming it was 'triple hearsay', as the conversation was relayed to Branda Richie through the assistance of a medium. But the judge let the evidence stand nonetheless.

Pop quiz time, law school students. You are on the panel reviewing the jury verdict on appeal. You have a preserved objection to the medium-relayed spiritual hearsay. Do you

a. Reverse for legal error

b. Affirm because the jury would have had to be nuts to take the statement seriously

or

c. Take another puff of state-legal medical marijuana and hope your headache goes away

?
 
2013-06-15 02:51:18 PM  
i1282.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-15 02:54:27 PM  
Now would Michael Jackson's ghost appear as the black guy he was born as or the plastic monstrosity he turned himself into? Sort of like Anakin Skywalker's ghost, would he appear as the old guy in the original, Hayden Christensen or just a torso? The ghost stuff, how does it work?
 
2013-06-15 03:10:01 PM  
I think I'm the only person in the world who doesn't give a rat's ass about Michael Jackson or his death. farking weirdo.
 
2013-06-15 03:32:56 PM  
Talking to the dead is easy, like Sunday morning.
 
2013-06-15 04:17:10 PM  

ZAZ: A lawyer representing the Jackson family reportedly objected to the evidence, claiming it was 'triple hearsay', as the conversation was relayed to Branda Richie through the assistance of a medium. But the judge let the evidence stand nonetheless.

Pop quiz time, law school students. You are on the panel reviewing the jury verdict on appeal. You have a preserved objection to the medium-relayed spiritual hearsay. Do you

a. Reverse for legal error

b. Affirm because the jury would have had to be nuts to take the statement seriously

or

c. Take another puff of state-legal medical marijuana and hope your headache goes away

?


Affirm because the judge was correct in overruling the hearsay objection.
 
2013-06-15 05:09:54 PM  
Weird or stupd: anyone takes seriously anything the Daily Fail has to say on this subject.
 
2013-06-15 06:06:48 PM  
This is why a 10.0 earthquake needs to hit there.
 
2013-06-15 06:12:31 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-06-15 06:13:20 PM  

ZAZ: A lawyer representing the Jackson family reportedly objected to the evidence, claiming it was 'triple hearsay', as the conversation was relayed to Branda Richie through the assistance of a medium. But the judge let the evidence stand nonetheless.

Pop quiz time, law school students. You are on the panel reviewing the jury verdict on appeal. You have a preserved objection to the medium-relayed spiritual hearsay. Do you

a. Reverse for legal error

b. Affirm because the jury would have had to be nuts to take the statement seriously

or

c. Take another puff of state-legal medical marijuana and hope your headache goes away

?


Shoot everyone involved for being a farking retard.
 
2013-06-15 06:13:52 PM  
The ghost of Elvis approves.
 
2013-06-15 06:17:47 PM  
MJ's ghost came to my dream last night and said to stop this crazy shiat and go out for ice cream. Where's my media?
 
ecl
2013-06-15 06:17:59 PM  
Can these execs get any guiltier?
 
2013-06-15 06:18:55 PM  
 
2013-06-15 06:20:11 PM  
It might explain why Nichole Ritchie is more farmed up than usual.
 
2013-06-15 06:20:44 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk
 I'm not saying it's ghosts.....but it's ghosts.
 
2013-06-15 06:22:14 PM  
both
 
2013-06-15 06:22:22 PM  
Also...

i.imgur.com


/MY PANTS ARE HAUNTED! MY PANTS ARE HAUNTED!
 
ecl
2013-06-15 06:23:32 PM  

illannoyin: Link because a GIF over 488KB would totally break fark's bandwidth budget


i2.ytimg.com
THROW FARK IN THE FIRE!
 
2013-06-15 06:26:47 PM  
I think all these tards need to cut back on the Jesus Juice
 
2013-06-15 06:30:22 PM  

Brick-House: I think all these tards need to cut back on the Jesus Juice


Actually, the Bible indicates that human ghosts do not exist... Any spirits you meet along the way are Demons, Liquid, or both.
 
2013-06-15 06:31:34 PM  
maybe judge is afraid ex-Ms.Ritchie will kick the crap out of him, too
 
2013-06-15 06:32:19 PM  

KrispyKritter: maybe judge is afraid ex-Ms.Ritchie will kick the crap out of him, too


have you seen those teeth?
 
2013-06-15 06:33:32 PM  
To be fair, while possessed Lionel Ritchie's ex-wife demanded a shot of morphine in her spine and a small boy.  Sounds pretty legit.
 
2013-06-15 06:34:56 PM  

Bucky Katt: Weird or stupd: anyone takes seriously anything the Daily Fail has to say on this subject.


Here's a more reliable link on the story:

MICHAEL JACKSON'S GHOST TESTIFIES IN TRIAL

Seriously, that's the next link that comes up after the mail when I Google "Michael Jackson trial ghost evidence".
 
2013-06-15 06:37:48 PM  
Hello? ...Is it perury you are looking for?
 
2013-06-15 06:39:08 PM  

ZAZ: 'triple hearsay',


At what point does hearsay loop around and become admitable? On the odd iterations or the evens?
 
2013-06-15 06:41:07 PM  
Well, the ghost of William the Norman says that the ghost of Michael Jackson is so hopped up on drugs that he'd testify that he's an Oscar Meyer wiener in open court.

/ also, he says I get the rights to the beetles
 
2013-06-15 06:47:32 PM  
Was the ghost walking on the ceiling?
 
2013-06-15 06:48:44 PM  
Hooray for california and her awesome judicial system. Good job, liberals
 
2013-06-15 06:57:27 PM  
Nothing involving Michael Jackson will ever surprise me.

That horse galloped out of the barn a long time ago
 
2013-06-15 07:01:36 PM  
deadhomersociety.files.wordpress.com

I am merely a conduit for the spirits.
[gasp] Willie Nelson will astound his fans by swimming
the English Channel.
 
2013-06-15 07:02:35 PM  
www.theblindcard.com

Proof of Concept

 
2013-06-15 07:06:21 PM  
I hope this sets a precedent, because as it stands, court as entertainment is decidedly lacking in plot twists.
 
2013-06-15 07:07:09 PM  
Ghosts do exist, but they are not the dead. Rather, they are evil spirits who exploit people's superstition. The same is true for dreams and so forth about loved ones who've died recently.

There is nothing in Scripture that even remotely supports the idea of the soul remaining on Earth after the death of the body. While the eventual destination of the soul is up for debate, it is safe to say that ghosts are not the soul/spirit/mind of the departed.
 
2013-06-15 07:29:49 PM  
Oh subby,

i.qkme.me
 
2013-06-15 07:37:03 PM  

SkinnyHead: Affirm because the judge was correct in overruling the hearsay objection.


I'm no lawyer, and I don't even pretend to play one on tv, but how is this not hearsay?
 
2013-06-15 07:54:22 PM  
There is NO WAY those kids have a black parent.
 
2013-06-15 08:07:32 PM  

illannoyin: Link because a GIF over 488KB would totally break fark's bandwidth budget


Oh stfu, we just got that raised from 249KB like a year ago.

/sorta agree, mobile/dialup users should just enable images as links
 
2013-06-15 08:09:40 PM  
I would like to see California slide into the sea with no survivors.
 
2013-06-15 08:14:07 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: Talking to the dead is easy, like Sunday morning.


one more "easy" you were sooooo close!
 
2013-06-15 08:27:09 PM  
I wonder how much they paid the judge.  There are only two explanations.  The judge is on the take, or he is a complete moron and unfit to sit on the bench.  Seriously.  This screams bribes or incompetence.
 
2013-06-15 08:29:29 PM  

vbob: [www.theblindcard.com image 492x446]Proof of Concept


Thank you for that nice appetite suppressant.
 
2013-06-15 08:30:13 PM  

UsikFark: At what point does hearsay loop around and become admitable? On the odd iterations or the evens?


when Jackson's shambling corpse walks into the courtroom and offers testimony

/everyone should be held in contempt...especially the judge for not throwing this shiat out immediately.
 
2013-06-15 08:32:26 PM  

OgreMagi: I wonder how much they paid the judge.  There are only two explanations.  The judge is on the take, or he is a complete moron and unfit to sit on the bench.  Seriously.  This screams bribes or incompetence.


California, dude.
 
2013-06-15 08:32:54 PM  
Its California, there half a percent from beating Florida in weird.
 
2013-06-15 08:33:21 PM  

illannoyin: Link because a GIF over 488KB would totally break fark's bandwidth budget


It would have no effect on Fark, each individual user's browser will fetch the image remotely from pandawhale.com
It might break pandawhale's bandwidth budget
 
2013-06-15 08:49:46 PM  

bim1154: I would like to see California slide into the sea with no survivors.


But who would make all your movies?
 
2013-06-15 09:03:38 PM  

TonyDanza: SkinnyHead: Affirm because the judge was correct in overruling the hearsay objection.

I'm no lawyer, and I don't even pretend to play one on tv, but how is this not hearsay?


It's not hearsay unless it's offered for the truth of the matter.  The article says the judge "'let the testimony stand', as Mr Phillips responded to questioning about an email he sent back in August 2009."  If Mr. Phillips was being asked why he sent an e-mail to someone, and the reason for him sending the e-mail was that he heard a statement attributed to Michael Jackson's ghost, his answer would not be hearsay, because obviously it's not being offered for the truth of the matter asserted by the ghost.  It is only being offered to explain why Phillips sent that e-mail.  That's the way I see it, anyways.
 
2013-06-15 09:23:19 PM  

bim1154: I would like to see California slide into the sea with no survivors.


Never gonna happen. When the big one hits, everything east of California is gonna fall into the Atlantic.
 
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