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3 years ago  ::  May 02, 2012 - 2:35PM #1
Do_unto_others
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Attorney’s Office Excluded Gay Jurors in Equality 9 Trial




Source: Attorney’s Office Excluded Gay Jurors in Equality 9 Trial | NBC San Diego



"the San Diego City Attorney’s office challenged one prospective juror after he acknowledged he was gay and dismissed another gay man from the jury pool."


So much for liberty and JUSTICE for ALL in America.
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3 years ago  ::  May 02, 2012 - 3:44PM #2
Do_unto_others
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Discuss.

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3 years ago  ::  May 02, 2012 - 5:10PM #3
Abner1
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Well, you see, gay people are all biased against straights, but straight people are not biased against gays.  Therefore it is right and proper for everyone to be judged by straights (since their judgment is right and normal), but wrong and improper for anyone to be judged by gays (since their judgment is evil and perverted).  This is not an example of bias, since straights are never biased against gays.  Keep telling yourself that until it makes sense or you have an aneurism - that's an order.


Oy.  *bangs head on table*

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3 years ago  ::  May 02, 2012 - 5:24PM #4
Do_unto_others
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Was that an attempt at humor?

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3 years ago  ::  May 02, 2012 - 5:27PM #5
farragut
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"Discuss."


 


Was that a command?

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3 years ago  ::  May 02, 2012 - 5:30PM #6
Do_unto_others
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No. It was an invitation.

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3 years ago  ::  May 02, 2012 - 6:10PM #7
Abner1
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Do_Unto_Others wrote:


> Was that an attempt at humor?


Yep, albeit so outraged that it probably wasn't very funny.  Sometimes you have to laugh because otherwise you'll have to cry ...

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3 years ago  ::  May 02, 2012 - 6:38PM #8
mainecaptain
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May 2, 2012 -- 6:10PM, Abner1 wrote:


Do_Unto_Others wrote:


> Was that an attempt at humor?


Yep, albeit so outraged that it probably wasn't very funny.  Sometimes you have to laugh because otherwise you'll have to cry ...




This I agree with. Because so many times I do want to cry.


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3 years ago  ::  May 02, 2012 - 6:58PM #9
solfeggio
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I was surprised that this happened in California, which we have always thought was one of the most liberal, open-minded states.


However, it should be noted that the judge scolded the prosecutor for dismissing the gay juror.


www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/...


However, there was a similar case in New York last year in which a gay man said he couldn't be impartial in a jury trial because he was a gay second-class citizen:


blogs.villagevoice.com/dailymusto/2011/0...


But, what is surprising, is that apparently it is legal to discriminate against LGBT jurors.


www.queerty.com/did-you-know-its-legal-t...


 


 

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3 years ago  ::  May 02, 2012 - 9:37PM #10
mountain_man
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He was dismissed because he could not be impartial, not because he was gay. This was about the art of jury selection, not gay rights. If he was dismissed from a trial that had nothing to do with protesters being arrested during a demonstration about gays, then that would be wrong.


At least that what I think it was about.

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