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Posted on 04/06/2011 7:14:11 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
A female juror in a high-profile American mafia murder trial was sentenced to indefinite jury duty after giving racist answers to a court questionnaire.
The Asian woman in her 20s was asked along with hundreds of others to provide answers to the survey prior to serving on the jury for the trial of crime boss Vincent Basciano.
But the woman enraged a Federal Court judge in New York by answering the question, 'Name three people you least admire', with the answer: 'African-Americans, Hispanics and Haitians.'
When asked by a judge at Brooklyn Federal Court to explain her answer, she replied: 'You always hear about them in the news doing something.'
The woman, known only as 'Juror No. 799', went on to claim all police officers are lazy, and only use their sirens to bypass traffic jams.
Lawyers in the case successfully requested she be removed from jury duty in Basciano's trial due to her 'inappropriate' comments.
A furious judge, Nicholas Garaufis, held up the woman's questionnaire in court and told her: 'This is an outrage, and so are you!' Referring to her racist answers, Judge Garaufis sarcastically asked the juror: 'Why didn't you put Asians down also?'
The woman replied: 'Maybe I should have.'
Jurors in America have been known to try to escape jury duty by providing outlandish answers to jury questionnaires.
But the Asian woman's views evidently backfired, as she has since been told she will serve on the jury until the judge deems her ready for release.
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So in other words the judge wanted her to lie and state that she admires everyone?
LOL! At least she's honest!.................
ONLY WHITES CAN BE RACIST
Open-ended imprisonment for saying something somebody doesn’t like.
Well, that’s going to help!/ sarc
Wonder how long it will take anyone convicted, with her on the jury, before they file an appeal for discrimination?
She’s just a punk trying to scam her way out of jury duty. It backfired.
How about Judges, Lawyers, and Defendants?
Politicians, Community Organizers, and Liberal Editors?
Other suggestions, FReepers?
Notice the tolerance exhibited by this leftist judge for people with viewpoints different from her own...
I know ab absolutely full-proof way to escape jury duty. When the charge is read break out laughing. Worked for me when I did that in a “smuggling a live bear across state lines” charge.
Maybe this is what Obama meant about "post racial"...we're all racists now.
Wonder what he would have to say if she makes it on the panel and refuses to find the Defendant guilty.
Wouldn’t a racist be a person you would keep OFF a jury??
Actually this is imprisonment for what you are thinking. I think Orwell called that “thought control”. Are we at war with Eurasia or Eastasia? I can’t remember.
“Jurors in America have been known to try to escape jury duty by providing outlandish answers to jury questionnaires.”
That’s what I was thinking.
So this judge is punishing her for a thought crime?
Exactly. What’s worse, an individual racist or institutional tyranny?