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Woman sentenced to indefinite jury duty after making racist remarks on a questionnaire
Daily Mail UK ^ | April 6, 2011

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Miscellaneous; US: New York
KEYWORDS: black; fdnyfirefighterquota; juryduty; psychojudge; quota; racism; thoughtcrime
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1 posted on 04/06/2011 7:14:16 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

So in other words the judge wanted her to lie and state that she admires everyone?


2 posted on 04/06/2011 7:15:36 AM PDT by pgkdan ( "Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine / There's always laughter and good red wine / ...Belloc)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
'Name three people you least admire', with the answer: 'African-Americans, Hispanics and Haitians.'

LOL! At least she's honest!.................

3 posted on 04/06/2011 7:16:36 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 1,714 threads and 64,019 replies as of 04-04-2011)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

ONLY WHITES CAN BE RACIST


4 posted on 04/06/2011 7:17:29 AM PDT by skaterboy (Hate=Love....Love=Hate)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Open-ended imprisonment for saying something somebody doesn’t like.

Nice.


5 posted on 04/06/2011 7:18:01 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

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?


6 posted on 04/06/2011 7:18:29 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

She’s just a punk trying to scam her way out of jury duty. It backfired.


7 posted on 04/06/2011 7:18:51 AM PDT by dennisw ( The early bird catches the worm)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MFebZlUJ7E


8 posted on 04/06/2011 7:18:56 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
'Name three people you least admire', with the answer: 'African-Americans, Hispanics and Haitians.'

How about Judges, Lawyers, and Defendants?
Politicians, Community Organizers, and Liberal Editors?
Actors, Singers,Arteests?

Other suggestions, FReepers?

9 posted on 04/06/2011 7:19:03 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Notice the tolerance exhibited by this leftist judge for people with viewpoints different from her own...


10 posted on 04/06/2011 7:19:22 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

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.


11 posted on 04/06/2011 7:19:45 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: Red Badger
That's what I thought. While I am in no way racist, it is refreshing to hear someone speak the truth as to how they feel.

Maybe this is what Obama meant about "post racial"...we're all racists now.

12 posted on 04/06/2011 7:19:45 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: pgkdan

Wonder what he would have to say if she makes it on the panel and refuses to find the Defendant guilty.


13 posted on 04/06/2011 7:20:14 AM PDT by pennboricua
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To: Red Badger
LOL! At least she's honest!.................

And it seems to be a crime these days.
14 posted on 04/06/2011 7:20:14 AM PDT by ZX12R
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Wouldn’t a racist be a person you would keep OFF a jury??

just saying.


15 posted on 04/06/2011 7:20:29 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: samtheman

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.


16 posted on 04/06/2011 7:20:35 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“Jurors in America have been known to try to escape jury duty by providing outlandish answers to jury questionnaires.”

Spin.


17 posted on 04/06/2011 7:20:35 AM PDT by bushpilot1
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To: samtheman

That’s what I was thinking.


18 posted on 04/06/2011 7:20:52 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

So this judge is punishing her for a thought crime?


19 posted on 04/06/2011 7:21:05 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: samtheman

Exactly. What’s worse, an individual racist or institutional tyranny?


20 posted on 04/06/2011 7:21:05 AM PDT by DManA
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To: samtheman
Open-ended imprisonment for saying something somebody doesn’t like

That is the first thing that came to my mind.

Pity she didn't put "tyrannical judges" on her list.

21 posted on 04/06/2011 7:21:13 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern, you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: bkepley

My question would be - who WOULDN’T laugh?


22 posted on 04/06/2011 7:21:28 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: samtheman

So much for free speech.


23 posted on 04/06/2011 7:21:57 AM PDT by meatloaf
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To: pgkdan
"So in other words the judge wanted her to lie and state that she admires everyone?"

Yes, she forgot that Proles are supposed to engage in Doublethink, when speaking out loud especially when addressing a member of the Inner Party.


24 posted on 04/06/2011 7:22:11 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: samtheman

Yep. Indefinite punishment for an “unpopular” viewpoint.

How is that not cruel and unusual? This woman needs to find a real lawyer, fast. This judge should be removed from the bench.


25 posted on 04/06/2011 7:22:37 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
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.

I guess the judge never heard about freedom of speech. I believe I would be suing him if he wrongfully imprisoned me.

26 posted on 04/06/2011 7:22:47 AM PDT by RC one ("merchants have no country")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

..and providing very defense atty of any trial she serves on, a built-in grounds for mistrial and appeal.....


27 posted on 04/06/2011 7:23:11 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

She could add Judges to that list now


28 posted on 04/06/2011 7:24:38 AM PDT by daku
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To: pgkdan

“So in other words the judge wanted her to lie and state that she admires everyone?”

. . . and then go on indefinite jury duty prejudicing every trial she sits at.


29 posted on 04/06/2011 7:24:41 AM PDT by RoadTest (Organized religion is no substitute for the relationship the living God wants with you.)
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To: theDentist
How about Judges, Lawyers, and Defendants?
That is the best answer, by far. I'd love to see how she gets punished with that answer to that exceedingly stupid question.
30 posted on 04/06/2011 7:25:18 AM PDT by samtheman
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31 posted on 04/06/2011 7:25:28 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I was on federal jury duty years back, and the judge was asking potential jurors if they had any reasons to not serve. One man said, “ I hate n&&&ers”...the judge looked at him and said, “ Then I guess you need a lesson in race relations. You will serve on this jury”....


32 posted on 04/06/2011 7:25:44 AM PDT by joe fonebone (Project Gunwalker, this will make watergate look like the warm up band......)
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To: bkepley
“I know ab absolutely full-proof way to escape jury duty.”

I show up with a fifth of Jack Daniels and a noose. The first words out of my mouth are, “where tis that some-bitch.”

Sometimes they excuse me at the front door.

33 posted on 04/06/2011 7:26:13 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Referring to her racist answers, Judge Garaufis sarcastically asked the juror: 'Why didn't you put Asians down also?'

The question only asked for three judge - therefore, blacks, hispanics, and Haitians.

34 posted on 04/06/2011 7:26:25 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: samtheman

This better get thrown out, the judge is being a little tyrant.


35 posted on 04/06/2011 7:26:58 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
A furious judge, Nicholas Garaufis

She should ask to redo the questionnaire and add "Greeks".

36 posted on 04/06/2011 7:27:04 AM PDT by triumphant values (Never criticize that to your right.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Jury duty is supposed to be a civil responsibility, something citizens do to make the system work.

So it’s out in the open now- it’s punishment.

And in this case, punishment for thoughtcrime.

What was the judge thinking- what trial would be fair with this “racist” on the panel? And you have to consider that she’ll likely lose her job when she does not show up for a month. payroll usually covers you for the difference in pay (when I was in Santa Monica courthouse jury duty was $5 per day).


37 posted on 04/06/2011 7:27:04 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: Leaning Right
Leaning Right wrote:
Open-ended imprisonment for saying something somebody doesn’t like

That is the first thing that came to my mind.

Pity she didn't put "tyrannical judges" on her list.
If she had added "tyrannical judges" to her list, I'm sure she'd be imprisoned (behind bars) for, "contempt of court."

What some of these robed clowns don't understand is that some of the courts in this country have earned contempt.

38 posted on 04/06/2011 7:27:31 AM PDT by cc2k ( If having an "R" makes you conservative, does walking into a barn make you a horse's (_*_)?)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
Eurasia or Eastasia and you can't remember? Are you under stress?

:)

39 posted on 04/06/2011 7:28:47 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: GeronL

No they need to keep her there as an excuse to release criminals on a technicality.


40 posted on 04/06/2011 7:29:36 AM PDT by Soothesayer (smallpox is not a person)
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To: MrB
Notice the tolerance exhibited by this leftist judge for people with viewpoints different from her own...

The elite in this country are so removed from the ground-level nitty gritty racial issues in this country, they can't believe that some of the plebians still harbor impure thoughts.

41 posted on 04/06/2011 7:30:30 AM PDT by triumphant values (Never criticize that to your right.)
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To: dfwgator

People who annoy you- NAGGERS?


42 posted on 04/06/2011 7:32:04 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: samtheman

A judge is just a lawyer with too much power.


43 posted on 04/06/2011 7:32:10 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: theDentist


44 posted on 04/06/2011 7:33:16 AM PDT by StACase (Global Warming is CRAP!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Now I’m scared to death to answer the question honestly: Obama, Pelosi and Reid.


45 posted on 04/06/2011 7:33:55 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: dennisw

Like I tell my wife, if you don’t want to hear the answer, don’t ask the question. Would the Judge have liked it better if she lied and then they had to throw the conviction (if any) out when someone complained later?


46 posted on 04/06/2011 7:34:46 AM PDT by Americanexpat (Everytime I see that guy's face ot)
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To: triumphant values

There is an exchange that often goes like this:

Lib: You can’t be intolerant of others!
Con: Really, isn’t that intolerant? Are you tolerant of Christian values?
Lib: We don’t have to tolerate bigotry and intolerance.
Con: How do you feel about Islam? Game. Set. Match.


47 posted on 04/06/2011 7:34:59 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: skaterboy

“ONLY WHITES CAN BE RACIST”

Obviously not in this case. The woman was oriental.


48 posted on 04/06/2011 7:35:03 AM PDT by spaced
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To: JimRed
People who annoy you- NAGGERS?

Good answer, Je$$e won't have to come over to your house.

49 posted on 04/06/2011 7:35:26 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: joe fonebone

Which could backfire when the juror automatically votes guilty when a black is a defendant.


50 posted on 04/06/2011 7:35:35 AM PDT by goldi (')
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