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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Fair Trial?

Overheard at work today

Lady 1: (While reading the paper) "Boo Hoo, they are saying Joseph Duncan's not going to get a fair trial here."

Lady 2: (Snottily responding) "Well he won't!"

Lady 1: "Well....WHO CARES!"

Lady 2: (Snottily responding) " Well if anything ever happens to me, I sure hope YOU'RE not on MY jury."

Lady 1: (As she walks away) "Well then lets just hope you never murder or molest anyone!"

Hmmm I wonder if Lady 2's opinion about Duncan getting a fair trial would change had it been her family brutally murdered and her little neice and nephew molested and abused for weeks.

I'm not saying that the laws shouldn't be upheld and that Duncan shouldn't get a fair trial, but I don't know anyone who truely wants him to get one. I believe that Lady 2 just likes to be right about everything and will argue with people just for the sake of trying to get someones goat. I just can't believe she'd take the side of a scumbag just to try to one up someone else.


At 12:19 PM, Blogger Dogwalkmusings said...

I think Duncan will get the fair trial he deserves (!) because his crimes are so aggregious I can't believe any jury in the world could find him anything other than guilty!

And he's not a celebrity of the O.J. or Robert Blake ilk!!

At 1:44 PM, Blogger Toni said...

He wouldn't want me on his jury!!!

At 11:14 PM, Blogger Sean Sirrine said...

Hmmm, interesting post. I'm one of those people that does want him to get a fair trial. Not because I think he is innocent, but because if you take the rights away from the guilty, you can't help but take the rights away from the innocent as well.

Anyone wishing for less than justice should think very seriously about what it would be like to be tried for a crime you didn't commit. It happens every day, but because we insist on justice the majority of those people are let go.

Sometimes a case is cut-and-dry, but mostly they are not. Asserting that we should only bend the rules for the cut-and-dry cases assumes that the authorities are always correct.

That is what the type of government that the Nazis had.

At 5:01 AM, Blogger Oreo said...

Saw you at Patches blog. Thought I'd come tell you that you have to "host" your picture somewhere before you can put it in your profile. What you can do is this...get a account (it's free) upload your picture to them & they will give you an url that you can then put in your profile. Hope that helps.

At 11:09 AM, Blogger Patches & Mittens said...

Hello Lola

Big kitty purrs and headbutts to you..........

At 11:30 AM, Blogger Bre said...

Sean Sirrine,
I was going to leave a comment for you on your blog, but you've got so many I didn't know which one to leave it on!

You're right, we can't bend the rules for cut and dry scumbag cased, I just can't stand that this lady is taking that stance for the sole purpose of trying to win an argument with someone, if that first lady had said she thought he SHOULD get a fair trial the second lady would have said he shouldn't, she only did it to argue. =)

Thanks for your input and stopping by.

At 12:26 PM, Blogger tammara said...

Bre -
I have to agree with Sean. I was just on a jury and the trial was sexual assault of a child. It was a horrible case, but what the jury gets is sometimes NOT all the facts. I was one of two people who took notes. Several of the other jurors got important facts wrong (we had to send out for the transcript). I took my responsibility seriously because I couldn't help but think how horrible it would be to be found guilty for something you didn't do. I wanted to make absolutely certain we were going to punish the right guy.

We want those monsters locked up, right? So let's give them a fair trial so they've got nothing to appeal. Throw them in the slammer and toss the key in the lake. Don't worry - if that guy is guilty (I'm not familiar with this crime cause I'm in TX!), I'm guessing you could send him just about anywhere for a trial and he'll get the same result. His lawyer is probably grasping at straws.

As for the know it all - yeah, they are annoying. But (unfortunately) they are sometimes right, which is even more annoying!!

Anyhow, I came here to tell you how to post a photo in your profile! First, put the photo in a blog post. Then, go to edit for that post, get the url that blogger assigned it, and use that as the requested url. (Kinda backasswards, as we say down here...)This is what I did, cause I didn't want to do the photobucket thing. (In other words, I'm too lazy for another da**ed account name and password that I have to remember to change!)

Good luck! :-)

At 12:42 PM, Blogger Bre said...

Thanks for the help with posting a profile picture!

At 11:43 PM, Blogger stebbijo said...

Nice blog! Lady 1 has her ducks all in a row! Lady 2 is not doing very well at one upping.


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