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Monday, April 3, 2006

More on the "No Snitchin'" Phenomeonon

What does a prosecutor do when her own witness shows up with a "no snitchin'" shirt on?  Well, it is not a good omen.  [Jack Chin, thanks to Jeff Kerr]

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What do you think of this idea. It's along the same lines as the "no snitching idea" For handling any traffic ticket is the source of origin. It's about money. Cities and states acrue allot of revenue via tickets and the way to handle this is not to get mad, but to get even. Everyticket you receive is redeamable for one NOT Guilty verdict the next time you serve on a jury. You will never see the other eleven people again and it costs the state a fortune, definitely more than your ticket, to re-try the case. The lost revenue cuts into the raises the police receive and upgrades to equipment required to do the job. When you are on a jury you have more power than anyone else in the courtroom INCLUDING the judge.
Use that power.

Posted by: tom | Oct 27, 2008 4:55:23 PM

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