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2022-10-04 8:35:58 PM  
Can they legally say he's not allowed to represent himself?
 
2022-10-04 8:43:48 PM  
"What am I? What am I? I'm a turtle"
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2022-10-04 8:44:26 PM  

Lsherm: Can they legally say he's not allowed to represent himself?


NAL, but the article says the judge is threatening to appoint a lawyer so I guess yes?
 
2022-10-04 9:31:54 PM  
Approves!

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2022-10-04 10:36:02 PM  
The judge later denied Brooks' motion to call the State of Wisconsin as a witness explaining that he can only call a person, not an entity to the stand.

What bullshiat.  Wisconsin has a lot to answer for.
 
2022-10-04 10:54:14 PM  
Good twitter thread following the trial.

"Darrell Brooks is objecting to being called Darrell Brooks. "I am not that name. I don't consent to being called that name.""
 
2022-10-04 11:07:29 PM  

Naido: The judge later denied Brooks' motion to call the State of Wisconsin as a witness explaining that he can only call a person, not an entity to the stand.

What bullshiat.  Wisconsin has a lot to answer for.


It knows what it did
 
2022-10-04 11:16:58 PM  

Bootleg: Lsherm: Can they legally say he's not allowed to represent himself?

NAL, but the article says the judge is threatening to appoint a lawyer so I guess yes?


I should have been more specific: Can they legally fire him as his own lawyer? Then represent someone else, and will that be grounds for appeal?

If so, why not just farking get it over with? Don't give him the clown show.
 
2022-10-04 11:49:15 PM  

Lsherm: Bootleg: Lsherm: Can they legally say he's not allowed to represent himself?

NAL, but the article says the judge is threatening to appoint a lawyer so I guess yes?

I should have been more specific: Can they legally fire him as his own lawyer? Then represent someone else, and will that be grounds for appeal?

If so, why not just farking get it over with? Don't give him the clown show.


Again, NAL, but I think they're letting him burn all his attempts to represent himself before declaring he's unable, and appointing someone, to reduce the chances of the verdict being successfully appealed.

/Though, I thought the government appointed a lawyer to assist you in criminal trials that you're defending yourself in
 
2022-10-04 11:58:16 PM  

thorpe: Good twitter thread following the trial.

"Darrell Brooks is objecting to being called Darrell Brooks. "I am not that name. I don't consent to being called that name.""


Everything this asshole shiats out of his mouth stinks of Sov Cit bullshiat.
 
2022-10-05 1:05:04 AM  

Somacandra: thorpe: Good twitter thread following the trial.

"Darrell Brooks is objecting to being called Darrell Brooks. "I am not that name. I don't consent to being called that name.""

Everything this asshole shiats out of his mouth stinks of Sov Cit bullshiat.


That's because he's a sovereign citizen.
 
2022-10-05 1:08:11 AM  
Wow 76 criminal counts. And less than a year to trial. Hmmm.
 
2022-10-05 1:12:41 AM  

Bootleg: Lsherm: Bootleg: Lsherm: Can they legally say he's not allowed to represent himself?

NAL, but the article says the judge is threatening to appoint a lawyer so I guess yes?

I should have been more specific: Can they legally fire him as his own lawyer? Then represent someone else, and will that be grounds for appeal?

If so, why not just farking get it over with? Don't give him the clown show.

Again, NAL, but I think they're letting him burn all his attempts to represent himself before declaring he's unable, and appointing someone, to reduce the chances of the verdict being successfully appealed.

/Though, I thought the government appointed a lawyer to assist you in criminal trials that you're defending yourself in


TFA:

In a high-profile case from 2006 in Waukesha, the judge denied Sean M. Young's request to stand trial without a lawyer - who had been Cotton. The judge allowed Young to proceed with Cotton as stand-by counsel but later decided the approach wasn't working and denied Young's active participation as well as his request to make his own closing argument.

Young, who ultimately stopped communicating with Cotton throughout the trial, was convicted. The Court of Appeals later granted Young a new trial on the basis he wrongly had been denied his constitutional right to represent himself.

*******

So yes, forcing a lawyer on a nut job is not as easy it could be.
 
2022-10-05 1:14:51 AM  
You guys can laugh all you want and throw accusations at the guy regarding his mental health, but you'll all be pretty embarrassed once he points out the American flag in the courtroom has gold fringe on it, which will completely upend the trial as the judge will confess that he's actually in a maritime court and that his name is actually a strawman created by the U.S. Government to be sold to corporate interests in order to stockpile a massive fortune worth of millions of dollars that he's legally entitled to once he capitalizes the right letters in his submission to the U.S. Treasury Department and signs it in red ink.
 
2022-10-05 1:18:38 AM  
It's a sound strategy if your goal is to make as many people miserable as you possibly can.   He murdered some people.  Now he is slowing killing the surviving family members.   All perfectly legal.   The best thing the judge can do is close the trial to the public and not force or even encourage any family members to testify.   Their testimony is not needed.

This monster wants an audience.  He wants everyone to suffer.   The judge has the capacity to prevent that as much as possible.  In fact, the judge has an obligation to prevent that.
 
2022-10-05 1:23:24 AM  
If you try to represent yourself with no legal training, a public defender should be appointed for you, ensuring that your dumb ass spends time in jail for even considering that stupidity in the first place.
 
2022-10-05 1:24:05 AM  

Weatherkiss: You guys can laugh all you want and throw accusations at the guy regarding his mental health, but you'll all be pretty embarrassed once he points out the American flag in the courtroom has gold fringe on it, which will completely upend the trial as the judge will confess that he's actually in a maritime court and that his name is actually a strawman created by the U.S. Government to be sold to corporate interests in order to stockpile a massive fortune worth of millions of dollars that he's legally entitled to once he capitalizes the right letters in his submission to the U.S. Treasury Department and signs it in red ink.


Hello again, and you're right.
 
2022-10-05 1:27:21 AM  

thorpe: "Darrell Brooks is objecting to being called Darrell Brooks. "I am not that name. I don't consent to being called that name.""



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"It's, Darill".
 
2022-10-05 1:31:50 AM  
At what point are we allowed to just start repeatedly bashing these types of people with hammers until they stop being such assholes?
 
2022-10-05 1:43:21 AM  

hlehmann: At what point are we allowed to just start repeatedly bashing these types of people with hammers until they stop being such assholes?


Rocks are traditional.
 
2022-10-05 1:43:38 AM  

Weatherkiss: You guys can laugh all you want and throw accusations at the guy regarding his mental health, but you'll all be pretty embarrassed once he points out the American flag in the courtroom has gold fringe on it, which will completely upend the trial as the judge will confess that he's actually in a maritime court and that his name is actually a strawman created by the U.S. Government to be sold to corporate interests in order to stockpile a massive fortune worth of millions of dollars that he's legally entitled to once he capitalizes the right letters in his submission to the U.S. Treasury Department and signs it in red ink.


nothing law enforcement says to you is legal unless they're wearing a hat.
 
2022-10-05 1:43:57 AM  
Not satisfied with a car crash, he's now trying a trainwreck.
 
2022-10-05 1:46:02 AM  
If the court wants to allow his delays, fine. If not...

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2022-10-05 1:47:13 AM  
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I really, really, really hope that the bailiffs taze him every time he does something like that. And if the judge appoints an attorney I really, really, really hope it is the worst attorney in the State and/or the attorney does a half-assed job and lets Turtle Boy "hang himself" so to speak.
 
2022-10-05 1:47:27 AM  

hlehmann: At what point are we allowed to just start repeatedly bashing these types of people with hammers until they stop being such assholes?


Preemptively, by not having a society that produces individuals so disaffected that they behave this way.
 
2022-10-05 1:49:18 AM  

thorpe: Good twitter thread


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2022-10-05 1:53:33 AM  

Lsherm: Can they legally say he's not allowed to represent himself?


Yes. The judge can refuse the right of self-representation if the defendant lacks the competence to make a knowing or intelligent request of self-representation or if it is disruptive.
 
2022-10-05 2:01:05 AM  
He had an appointed lawyer. He didn't agree to a defense strategy. The lawyer offered to act as second chair and to advise him and be his dogsbody for paperwork and legal events outside jail. He fired that lawyer. So now he's just making a mess because he knows he's not getting away, but at least a day in court is a day out of county jail.

Meanwhile the jurors are collecting threads to make a rope to make a noose.
 
2022-10-05 2:09:27 AM  
At some point, I would think he'd be subject to being held in contempt of court the same way any one else involved in a court proceeding would, no?
 
2022-10-05 2:10:18 AM  
Dude will walk free when he fires himself for ineffective service of counsel.

The Sovereign Citizen is strong with this one.
 
2022-10-05 2:36:23 AM  

Lsherm: Can they legally say he's not allowed to represent himself?


based on TV crime show know-how, yes. yes they can. there is a need to make certain the defendant does not set himself up for the 'lack of proper legal representation' card. there is also the need to move it along and watch the budget. he has to hang himself.
 
2022-10-05 2:47:00 AM  
Plead guilty skip trial? Please? This is one of those 100% no doubts right?
 
2022-10-05 3:09:36 AM  
He may be claiming Sovereign Citizen now, but it sounds like he was just a racist hate-filled asshole before the incident. Toronto Sun link
 
2022-10-05 3:22:08 AM  
He's severely mentally ill and also a complete sociopathic piece of shiat. There's no way this trial won't be a shiat show. It's sick how this is being made political. Almost every time I turn on YouTube they literally use a victim's crying grandmother to blame Mandela Barnes for supporting no cash bail, when this shiat bag was literally out on cash bail when he did it.
 
2022-10-05 3:31:24 AM  

Somacandra: thorpe: Good twitter thread following the trial.

"Darrell Brooks is objecting to being called Darrell Brooks. "I am not that name. I don't consent to being called that name.""

Everything this asshole shiats out of his mouth stinks of Sov Cit bullshiat.


What's a Soviet City?
 
2022-10-05 3:38:44 AM  

knbwhite: He may be claiming Sovereign Citizen now, but it sounds like he was just a racist hate-filled asshole before the incident. Toronto Sun link


that's a link to a .png of the toronto sun logo...
 
2022-10-05 4:04:29 AM  

Diocletian's Last Cabbage: Somacandra: thorpe: Good twitter thread following the trial.

"Darrell Brooks is objecting to being called Darrell Brooks. "I am not that name. I don't consent to being called that name.""

Everything this asshole shiats out of his mouth stinks of Sov Cit bullshiat.

What's a Soviet City?


Fark is not your personal erotica site game of Jeopardy.
 
2022-10-05 4:18:33 AM  
He's nearly literally using the Trump defence: drag your feet, deflect/distract, insult, be pedantic, be random, then finally actually kill someone live in court.

Should last about a week.
 
2022-10-05 4:45:59 AM  

Karma Chameleon: Wow 76 criminal counts. And less than a year to trial. Hmmm.


Well, you have to understand he's a poor person with no power. If he was rich and powerful, they'd still be debating whether it was worth charging him or not.
 
2022-10-05 4:47:45 AM  

Stud Gerbil: It's a sound strategy if your goal is to make as many people miserable as you possibly can.   He murdered some people.  Now he is slowing killing the surviving family members.   All perfectly legal.   The best thing the judge can do is close the trial to the public and not force or even encourage any family members to testify.   Their testimony is not needed.

This monster wants an audience.  He wants everyone to suffer.   The judge has the capacity to prevent that as much as possible.  In fact, the judge has an obligation to prevent that.


The judge is under no obligation at all.
 
2022-10-05 4:50:39 AM  

knbwhite: He may be claiming Sovereign Citizen now, but it sounds like he was just a racist hate-filled asshole before the incident. Toronto Sun link


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2022-10-05 5:23:56 AM  
Someone committed a crime while on bail? Unheard of.
 
2022-10-05 5:26:28 AM  
Why is it 10 months later? 

Why wasn't this heard in January or February?
 
2022-10-05 5:52:22 AM  
Figured he would have been Epstein'd by now.
 
2022-10-05 6:00:24 AM  

ghostfacekillahrabbit: He's severely mentally ill and also a complete sociopathic piece of shiat. There's no way this trial won't be a shiat show. It's sick how this is being made political. Almost every time I turn on YouTube they literally use a victim's crying grandmother to blame Mandela Barnes for supporting no cash bail, when this shiat bag was literally out on cash bail when he did it.


Oh, last night I saw that they were using video of a car driving up into a parade. Those craven a-holes are absolutely shameless. Sadly, it's looking like old, "I'm only going to serve two terms" RoJo the Clown is going to end up getting that third term, ensuring that we're subjected to even more of this bull shiat going forward.
 
2022-10-05 6:11:41 AM  
I heard a podcast about a family who was there with their toddler daughter and saw everything. The kid is now terrified of all things Christmas. Can't stand any of it.

F*ck this guy so hard.
 
2022-10-05 6:28:29 AM  

thorpe: Good twitter thread following the trial.

"Darrell Brooks is objecting to being called Darrell Brooks. "I am not that name. I don't consent to being called that name.""


... oh. He's a sovereign citizen nutter.
 
2022-10-05 6:29:15 AM  
Cops can straight-up murder a black guy for just walking away from them but guys like this are always captured to stand trial.
 
2022-10-05 7:32:38 AM  

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I really, really, really hope that the bailiffs taze him every time he does something like that. And if the judge appoints an attorney I really, really, really hope it is the worst attorney in the State and/or the attorney does a half-assed job and lets Turtle Boy "hang himself" so to speak.


His only bet left is to set up a mistrial which nobody is giving him.  At this point I'm more surprised a a few dozen wealthier people in Waukesha County didn't get his $5M bail together and kill him before this all started. I can totally see them pulling a 'Murder on the Orient Express' and local law just throwing up their hands like 'I dunno, it's a real mystery!"
 
2022-10-05 7:39:11 AM  
Based on the current trend in politics, I think it's pretty clear this dude is just warming up to announce his Presidential candidacy.
 
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