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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 Lees 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 Ive never even had a speeding ticket.
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It’s the modern age.
They invented Breast pumps a long time ago.
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!!!
Can't use what ya' ain't got.
Yeah, and the breast pump doubles as a baby-sitter and feeds the baby all on it's own.
Oh. Come. ON.
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.
If she’s breastfeeding, she should have been exempt from jury duty this time around.
just for the heck of it i am siding with mom on this one
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.
The machinery of justice cannot function without the wisdom and sound judgment they're known for.
Mothers with infants should be exempt.
And this was in Jackson County, too. Very weird!
Shall not be defied!
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.
It’s called a babysitter.
Having an infant is grounds for being excused
Breast feeding is grounds for being excused
5 months old ain’t exactly a newborn.
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.
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