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RE: Starbucks: I was a juror at a Trespassing Trial.

I was a juror for a trespassing trial. Here’s what happened: Local known jerk was in a tavern, sitting at the bar, not ordering anything and watching pool game. No testimony of talking, yelling, fighting or any other un-social behavior. Owner doesn’t like him. Called police and told them he was trespassing. Cops arrested him and threw him in jail. We went to the juror’s room. I told everyone I wasn’t going convict the guy no matter what. I said that if a business opens up, asking the public to come in and spend their time and money at their place, they had to accept everyone regardless of their reputation unless that person misbehaved or was notified with a posted sign they weren’t allowed and for what reason. (This was done at other local establishments, listing fighters, bad check writers etc.) As it turned out, everyone there agreed, even the one juror that seemed to know about prior problems the jerk had with local businesses etc. We returned to the court to deliver our not guilty verdict. The judge was somewhat visibly surprised and immediately called the DA and Attorneys to the bench. We were dismissed and that was that. Oh, and by the way, the Jerk was African American as was the one person who had knowledge of prior behavior. I mentioned to that juror that she needed to tell the courts officer that she had knowledge of the defendant and that she really shouldn’t be talking about prior behavior to the jurors, but no body seemed much concerned about that.

Will we stop trump before it's too late?

No matter what you think of Madeline Albright you should read this editorial by her and let the implications of Trump's actions since being elected sink in.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/06/opinion/sunday/trump-fascism-madeleine-albright.html?action=click&contentCollection=Well&module=Trending&version=Full®ion=Marginalia&pgtype=article
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