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New mom faces ARREST because she took son she's breastfeeding to jury duty when there was no-one....
dailymail.co.uk ^ | 19 October 2013 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER

Posted on 10/20/2013 11:26:21 AM PDT by moonshinner_09

New mom faces ARREST because she took son she's breastfeeding to jury duty when there was no-one else to care for him.

A Missouri woman is to face court this week for bringing her new born child to the courthouse for jury duty because she was breastfeeding. Laura Trickle, of Lee’s Summit, delivered her daughter Axel in March and was breastfeeding when she was called for jury duty in August. She asked to be exempt from appearing, as she was breastfeeding, but received notice that she must report to court to fullfill her civic obligation and serve jury duty, according to the Kansas City Star.

Trickle was told to either arrange for child care or bring somebody with her who could care for the child during jury selection. On September 3, she appeared for jury duty with her child, but according to the ensuing court order, she ‘willfully and contemptuously appeared for jury service with her child and no one to care for the child’. Trickle will now face Jackson County Presiding Judge Marco Roldan on Thursday at a hearing at the Jackson County Courthouse downtown. Those who skip jury duty can be found in contempt of court and ordered to pay a fine of up to $500 and maybe even be arrested. The mother insists she is not a criminal, saying ‘I’ve never even had a speeding ticket’.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: breastfeeding; donutwatch; juryduty; missouri
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Good gosh this Judge could of used some common sense instead of ordering her arrested.
1 posted on 10/20/2013 11:26:21 AM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

It’s the modern age.

They invented Breast pumps a long time ago.


2 posted on 10/20/2013 11:29:33 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Most places I know of, you can get out of jury duty by claiming to be caring for someone who can’t take care of themselves, like an infant!!!


3 posted on 10/20/2013 11:30:29 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: moonshinner_09
"Good gosh this Judge could of used some common sense instead of ordering her arrested."

Can't use what ya' ain't got.

4 posted on 10/20/2013 11:30:50 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: PeteB570
They invented Breast pumps a long time ago.

Yeah, and the breast pump doubles as a baby-sitter and feeds the baby all on it's own.

5 posted on 10/20/2013 11:32:12 AM PDT by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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To: moonshinner_09
Laura Trickle

Oh. Come. ON.

6 posted on 10/20/2013 11:32:24 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: PeteB570

Sounds like she had no one to take care of her baby. I truly don’t know if she was arrested for not bringing someone to care for her baby or possible her attitude about all of it. Judges don’t generally put up with a bad attitude and take it personally.


7 posted on 10/20/2013 11:32:58 AM PDT by Tammy8
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To: moonshinner_09

If she’s breastfeeding, she should have been exempt from jury duty this time around.


8 posted on 10/20/2013 11:35:22 AM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: Tammy8

just for the heck of it i am siding with mom on this one


9 posted on 10/20/2013 11:35:49 AM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: moonshinner_09

That’s weird. I got out of jury duty when I was nursing one of my babies. They usually give you a delay. This is insane or we’re not getting the full story.


10 posted on 10/20/2013 11:36:49 AM PDT by samiam1972 ("It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish."-Mother Teresa)
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To: moonshinner_09
Gotta have those single mothers on the jury.

The machinery of justice cannot function without the wisdom and sound judgment they're known for.

11 posted on 10/20/2013 11:37:06 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (There should be a whole lot more going on than throwing bleach, said one woman.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Mothers with infants should be exempt.


12 posted on 10/20/2013 11:37:13 AM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: samiam1972

And this was in Jackson County, too. Very weird!


13 posted on 10/20/2013 11:37:28 AM PDT by samiam1972 ("It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish."-Mother Teresa)
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To: moonshinner_09
The article doesn't say that she actually breastfed her child in the court room, just that she brought her child with her. A breast pump would not have helped her. Awful ruling by the judge.
14 posted on 10/20/2013 11:38:25 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: moonshinner_09

Shall not be defied!


15 posted on 10/20/2013 11:38:42 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: FrdmLvr

I absolutely agree with you. Also, if she didn’t have family around who could help with the baby, I wouldn’t leave my newborn in someone else’s care.


16 posted on 10/20/2013 11:38:51 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: An.American.Expatriate

It’s called a babysitter.


17 posted on 10/20/2013 11:39:10 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: PeteB570

Who cares?
Having an infant is grounds for being excused
Breast feeding is grounds for being excused


18 posted on 10/20/2013 11:39:23 AM PDT by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains' obama's America)
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To: basil

5 months old ain’t exactly a newborn.


19 posted on 10/20/2013 11:40:19 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: moonshinner_09

This judge is about to learn that when women are breastfeeding, that they have a lot of time to ponder how to make life a living hell for men who interfere with them breastfeeding.

And that every other woman will join with them in this effort.


20 posted on 10/20/2013 11:44:20 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Welfare is the new euphemism for Eugenics.)
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To: moonshinner_09

I am waiting for the feminist hags to pop a complaint...


21 posted on 10/20/2013 11:44:26 AM PDT by lavaroise
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To: PeteB570
"5 months old ain’t exactly a newborn."

They're practically ready to shave.

22 posted on 10/20/2013 11:45:06 AM PDT by Flag_This (Liberalism: Kills countries dead.)
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To: moonshinner_09

http://www.courts.mo.gov/osca/index.nsf/0689b8c101eb734c86256555007e179d/319d743f2be241ca8625697c00513ca8?OpenDocument

5. What if I care for a dependent child or adult?

A: If you have a dependent child or adult under your care, you may ask for a
postponement or excuse from jury service. Please keep in mind that many
citizens care for dependent children or adults, and only those situations
that would impose an “extreme hardship” in the judgment of the court may
be excused. (Section 494.430.)


23 posted on 10/20/2013 11:45:32 AM PDT by deport
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To: moonshinner_09

A juror has even fewer rights than the accused has. The accused has a lawyer to determine what questions may be asked of him - the juror must answer ANY question put forth. Even questions that could never, ever be asked of the accused.


24 posted on 10/20/2013 11:48:14 AM PDT by Hodar (A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.- Burroughs)
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To: PeteB570

I suspect from your screen name that you never breast-fed a baby. Just guessing, but am I right? So let me tell you how this works.

Yes there are breast pumps. Even the best ones do not work anywhere near as well as a baby’s jaws in emptying out the breast. When the breast is not emptied, it reduces milk production. Less milk is not a good thing for the baby.

Furthermore, the pump has to be used regularly, every few hours, to keep production up.

Furthermore, babies who get in the habit of drinking from a bottle don’t transition back to the breast readily, because the bottle is so much easier. So having a sitter feed him from a bottle every few hours is going to create problems.

I’m not being critical of you because these are things most men don’t know, and even women who haven’t nursed a baby don’t know. But nursing is something healthy and natural that this woman is trying to do for her child, and as a conservative you should not favor the government interfering in the relationship between parent and child.


25 posted on 10/20/2013 11:51:35 AM PDT by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: Ditter

I agree…. Where are the feminazis? I think she should have asked the judge if the problem could simply be solved by quietly breastfeeding the child while she sat listening to testimony with the other jurors….and all the diaper changes could be made during the many breaks in the proceedings.


26 posted on 10/20/2013 11:56:17 AM PDT by hecticskeptic
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To: bigheadfred

Some judges are a$$es, some people have a bad attitude in general. I am not taking sides on this one, I have no idea who the real horse’s patoot was here, could even be both.


27 posted on 10/20/2013 12:00:20 PM PDT by Tammy8
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
And that every other woman will join with them in this effort.


28 posted on 10/20/2013 12:05:19 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: moonshinner_09

Just think. Women fought and died so that this woman could have the privilege of sitting on a jury. And she screws it all up by failing to abort her baby. Talk about selfish!


29 posted on 10/20/2013 12:05:54 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: moonshinner_09
New mom faces ARREST because she took son she's breastfeeding to jury duty ...
... Laura Trickle, of Lee’s Summit, delivered her daughter Axel in March ...

Anybody else find this a bit weird? So what sex is the child, hemaphrodite or transgender?

Still this looks like really stupid justice at first glance. Remember, the old saw about how do you address the dumbest lawyer in a court room ... answer is "Your Honor!" Likely a case of misunderstanding from the git-go when the mother could not get a legitimate excusal or delay. Still for this wording of ‘willfully and contemptuously appeared for jury service with her child and no one to care for the child’ is just about beyond the pale. Hope and pray that previously unavailable intelligence prevails!

30 posted on 10/20/2013 12:08:33 PM PDT by SES1066 (To expect courteous government is insanity!)
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To: moonshinner_09
What if you are a breastfeeding mother who doesn't pump?

What if you have no relatives who live close enough to babysit?

The truth is that when you are a mother with an baby you should not be concentrating the burglary or rape case but on your child.

A portion of our citizenry are the ones who are tasked with raising our young citizens and they need to be free to do their jobs.

There are enough other people to serve jury duty that this judge does not need to be such a pr!ck.

31 posted on 10/20/2013 12:09:11 PM PDT by Slyfox (Satan's goal is to rub out the image of God he sees in the face of every human.)
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To: moonshinner_09

I would like to give these judges a lesson in civics obligations since I’m sure a large number have never performed any.

Lesson number one is to vote,Number two:Serve your country in the military and number three go to work every day and care for your family.

Serving on a jury is NOT a civic duty.Especially when our government is giving away our citizenship right left and right.

I hate these self rightious judges.


32 posted on 10/20/2013 12:09:37 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: PeteB570

Seriously?

You support this tyranny?


33 posted on 10/20/2013 12:14:05 PM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: PeteB570
It’s the modern age. They invented Breast pumps a long time ago.

NONSENSE. The child is more important than a stupid jury.

34 posted on 10/20/2013 12:20:05 PM PDT by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: PeteB570

Are you going to pay for that?

Would you trust your newborn with ‘just anyone’?

Would the jury be allowed breaks so she could pump? Some moms need to pump ever 2hrs or their supply dwindles.

Bad decision all around.


35 posted on 10/20/2013 12:21:23 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: martin_fierro

Not mein faulten!


36 posted on 10/20/2013 12:23:17 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: PeteB570

5m olds can’t care for themselves.

Ideal breastfeeding is done for at LEAST 6m. Most pediatricians recommend one year.

My pedi discouraged ANY other food than breastmilk prior to 6m.


37 posted on 10/20/2013 12:23:32 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: moonshinner_09

She should have been exempted or excused


38 posted on 10/20/2013 12:23:33 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: ottbmare

Right on all counts.

I was hospitalized for a post surgical complications a week after my 3rd baby. Even though the hospital provided the top of the line breast pump my supply never recovered. And once she got ahold of the bottle nipple she refused the breast.

By 2w post partum I was having to supplement with formula.


39 posted on 10/20/2013 12:25:32 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Darksheare; martin_fierro

You two should be punished for swinging at such low-hanging fruit. And getting to it before I could.


40 posted on 10/20/2013 12:30:14 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (We're At That Awkward Stage: It's too late to vote them out, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: moonshinner_09
Axel...
41 posted on 10/20/2013 12:32:21 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: moonshinner_09

Obama’s fault!


42 posted on 10/20/2013 12:32:53 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Cowboy Bob

” Women fought and died so
that this woman could have the privilege
of sitting on a jury.”

I hope that part was a joke. Jurists are treated with almost no respect at all, no matter what your life situation. Then the asses wonder why everyone dodges jury duty.


43 posted on 10/20/2013 12:33:25 PM PDT by LevinFan
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To: moonshinner_09
Breastfeeding fanatics.Hundreds of millions of kids in the developed world grew up on the bottle and did just fine.No sympathy for this fanatic.
44 posted on 10/20/2013 12:34:35 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: LevinFan

The only people on a jury are the people too stupid to figure out how to get out of jury duty.


45 posted on 10/20/2013 12:34:43 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: martin_fierro; Cyber Liberty

Run Martin!
It’s too late for me, Fred the Insane has been unleashed by Cyber upon us!
Aaaaaaaugh!


46 posted on 10/20/2013 12:35:49 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

We breastfed because formula was VERY expensive.

Are you going to cut her a check for the formula?


47 posted on 10/20/2013 12:36:12 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Darksheare
I just got Fred's kitteh carrier for the next UT move, so I don't risk losing him like the last time. Baldwin's almost left him....


48 posted on 10/20/2013 12:39:24 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (We're At That Awkward Stage: It's too late to vote them out, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: moonshinner_09
Everyone is a criminal in Obamica.

-PJ

49 posted on 10/20/2013 12:39:32 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: dfwgator

The thing is, they refuse to get it. They get mad that people fight to get out of it. The damn system thinks should submit to theabuse.

I disagree with the whole jury duty is an obligation nonsense. Show it in the constitution. But even allowing for it as such, why am i obligated to put up with the abuse?


50 posted on 10/20/2013 12:40:22 PM PDT by LevinFan
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