Thursday, December 29, 2005

Will I Get One?

Jury Summonses Sent in Convicted Terrorist's Death Penalty Trial

Maybe, but I bet that the court won't let me serve.

23 Comments:

At 12/29/2005 7:25 PM, Anonymous Patrick said...

Well I hope you do!

 
At 12/29/2005 8:19 PM, Blogger beakerkin said...

Somehow I do think so.

I bet if you carried a Bible they might even send you home as a bad influence.

 
At 12/30/2005 12:32 AM, Blogger Esther said...

LOL beak.

That would be your birthday, Christmas and your anniversary presents rolled up into one, wouldn't it? Oh but to dream....

 
At 12/30/2005 2:20 AM, Blogger MissingLink said...

I have my doubts a well (nothing personal).

BTW, The guy pleaded guilty why does it take so long?

 
At 12/30/2005 7:53 AM, Blogger LASunsett said...

If you get one, you should try to play the game well enough, to get seated. Once seated, you can make sure the jury doesn't let this creep off. One vote can hang a jury. That is, if you really want to.

But, in reality, it will be the biggest inconvenience in your life. Maybe it would be better to tell then you know someone that can start IVs for lethal injections to get excused, and carry on with your life.

 
At 12/30/2005 10:13 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Because I am self-employed (aka no-work, no-pay) and the primary bread winner in this household, I'm generally excused from jury duty. I was called to serve in Moussaui's original trial, but my schedule forced the court to pass me by.

Now, my husband's schedule is a different matter. Maybe he'll get a summons, but if he's totally honest, I'm guessing that the defense attorney will object. Also, my husband served as an MP in the Army, 1971-1973; often, that background alone is enough to get him knocked off a jury. But if he carries a Koran, maybe the defense attorney will seat him. Hehehe. I don't think my husband would tote a Koran, however.

Carrying a Bible is sure to knock off any prospective juror as Beak pointed out: I bet if you carried a Bible they might even send you home as a bad influence.

 
At 12/30/2005 10:14 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Felis,
All court proceedings take forever to come to fruition because the justice system is one huge bureaucracy! And I hate to say it, but most court proceedings are a colossal waste of time.

 
At 12/30/2005 11:56 AM, Blogger Storm said...

What is the meaning of this? I thought we had outlawed Bible carrying. I mean think of all the people that would be offended.

and in court that violates separation of church and state (whatever that this)

Someone get a hold of Mr. Ducky and the ACLU.


Proof of how far from reality we as a society have drifted, we laugh because we know it is true. Do not believe me just carry a Bible around for a day and watch the people stare.

 
At 12/30/2005 11:56 AM, Blogger Storm said...

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At 12/30/2005 12:29 PM, Blogger Storm said...

"All court proceedings take forever to come to fruition because the justice system is one huge bureaucracy! And I hate to say it, but most court proceedings are a colossal waste of time."

Hey Watch good afternoon

As previously mentioned I claim subject matter expert (Mr. Ducky this means I know what the heck I am talking about) in this area.

The legal system in this country is a tragedy for all the good law abiding tax paying people. In recent years, I have truly come to understand exactly how large the chasm is between what the legal does and can do as compared to citizens expect and deserve (occasionally there are those that suffer from one to many episodes of CSI).

Cases are routinely postponed or dismissed and we your servants are hamstrung by laws and case laws created by liberals. Yet we are painted as fascists, donut eating thugs who just want to beat someone up.

 
At 12/30/2005 3:09 PM, Blogger MissingLink said...

AOW,
the justice system is one huge bureaucracy

Sounds like Australia.

This is what happens when lawyers are allowed to run the show.

 
At 12/30/2005 4:31 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Felis,
Lawyers = scum-sucking bottom feeders. Right?

 
At 12/30/2005 4:44 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Storm,
You summed up the legal system pretty well:
The legal system in this country is a tragedy for all the good law abiding tax paying people. In recent years, I have truly come to understand exactly how large the chasm is between what the legal does and can do as compared to citizens expect and deserve (occasionally there are those that suffer from one to many episodes of CSI).

Cases are routinely postponed or dismissed and we your servants are hamstrung by laws and case laws created by liberals. Yet we are painted as fascists, donut eating thugs who just want to beat someone up.


Get a slick enough and expensive enough lawyer who is buddy-buddy with a particular judge, and often the case will be disposed as the defendant desires. In fact, I've seen attorneys postpone cases until the desired judge can be obtained; the law enforcement personnel involved in the case have to keep returning over and over again to court. Also, I've heard that a defense attorney's first question about the day's docket is "Who's the judge?"

Meanwhile, I can't find an attorney to take my personal-injury case. Both whom I've consulted told me that the bucks aren't big enough because the cabbie who rear-ended me will flee back to Ghana at the first sign of trouble. I haven't settled yet, though--on the advice of the family retainer. I have until May of 2007 to make a decision.

As to toting a Bible, it's frowned upon. Some casual strangers will look at the toter as a nut case, and others will be offended.

I've noticed that many Protestants no longer carry a Bible into church with them. How odd is that?

 
At 12/30/2005 7:24 PM, Blogger eyesallaround said...

Just wear a hijab:>) They probably wouldn't even ask you any questions. No need to bring religion into it. LOL!!

 
At 12/30/2005 8:04 PM, Blogger Storm said...

Always your instincts are right on the money. I am in a blue town in a red state like pretty much everyone in the US so when judges from the red area to fill in, suddenly every lawyer wants their case postponed because the red judges have this thing they are fond of--------Jail time.

I just had another victim of a Nigerian scam (I thought everyone in America already knew about Nigerian scams). I tried to explain to her that we can extradite murders let alone prince akbar who was supposed to give you millions for freeing gen durka

 
At 12/30/2005 8:15 PM, Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

AOW,

Are you suing the cabbie or the cab company? Aim for the deeper pockets.

 
At 12/30/2005 8:42 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Beamish,
The attorneys I've consulted think that the cab company, a large one, cannot be held responsible. I don't get that! The cabbie had the company's logo on his cab, which he privately owned outright, with no payments pending. The cab company requires that each driver carry insurance. Well, the cabbie had insurance, but he had dropped his commercial coverage two months before he rear-ended me (He ran a stop sign!). To top it all off, he lied at the scene: he gave a fake policy number and his old insurance carrier. I was relentless and tracked down the proper carrier. I couldn't get the police to file charges on him for lying at the scene--a misdemeanor in VA, but I did get the police to go to his apartment and tell him to answer his phone. He wouldn't take any calls from the police or from his own insurance company for two full weeks.

His insurance company totaled out my car and wanted to take title to it. But my husband is a mechanic and said the car was fixable. I took a lesser amount for the property-damage settlement and kept my car.

Two consolations:
1. I wasn't driving the Mustang that day. Instead, I was driving my big car, and that big, old lady's car may well have saved my life. Normally I would've been driving The Pony that day, but it had a flat tire. Thank the Lord!
2. The cabbie's vehicle was totaled, and he carried only liability coverage. Hehehe.

My medical-massage therapist is getting good results with my lower-back injury. She has "magic hands"! Weeks of regular PT (aka "pain and torture," as Stephen King says) did nothing to relieve my agony and the numbness in my foot. I am better now, and my massage therapist and I are hopeful.

 
At 12/30/2005 8:46 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Storm,
I've personally witnessed the nonsense which goes on in our legal system. No, my record is spotless (Well, two speeding tickets, 20 years apart). But plenty of members of my family have ended up in court; I went with them several times to give moral support. Every time, I came out, shaking my head in incredulity.

Are there really people who don't know about Nigerian scams? Do these people live under rocks or something?

 
At 12/30/2005 8:47 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Eyes,
Wearing a hijab might get me seated on a jury. LOL!

 
At 12/30/2005 9:22 PM, Blogger Storm said...

I felt bad for her too but as they say a fool and his money are soon parted.

For a really good time, go to traffic court and wait for some moron who thinks they know the law try to defend himself/herself. It is riot.

 
At 1/07/2006 10:28 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Testing again.

 
At 3/06/2006 12:37 PM, Anonymous Mammie said...

I hope that the jurors will listen to all the imformation before making their minds up. Even though I don't agree with what he did, I would think about the oath that I took before making up my mind as to guilt and non guilt. For we tend to let Satan and our feelings about particular cultures, ethnic groups, etc. get in the way of careful thought.

 
At 3/06/2006 6:19 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Mammie,
Thank you for stopping by.

Moussaui (sp?) has already been found guilty, so now the trial is in the sentencing phase. The jury today was seated in less than an hour.

 

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