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Officials did not say what measures were taken to beef up security, but said deputy Cynthia Hall was alone when she escorted Nichols to his retrial on rape and other charges Friday. Law requires that defendants not be handcuffed as they enter the courtroom to make sure the sight of cuffs doesn’t unfairly influence the jury
I stole this from some online news report about the Atlanta slayings. What kind of ridiculous BS is this. :nono: :mad:
 

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here is a question to ponder - this thing was on the news here for 24 hours STRAIGHT. how is he going to get a fair jury trial NOW?? the jury pool has been biased against him since the news said he did it :huh:
 

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bubba said:
here is a question to ponder - this thing was on the news here for 24 hours STRAIGHT. how is he going to get a fair jury trial NOW?? the jury pool has been biased against him since the news said he did it :huh:
Same way Michael Jackson is.
 

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bubba said:
here is a question to ponder - this thing was on the news here for 24 hours STRAIGHT. how is he going to get a fair jury trial NOW?? the jury pool has been biased against him since the news said he did it :huh:

Fair trial :rant: I say gas him now :thumb:
 

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bubba said:
here is a question to ponder - this thing was on the news here for 24 hours STRAIGHT. how is he going to get a fair jury trial NOW?? the jury pool has been biased against him since the news said he did it
What exactly do you expect? :confused:

I mean, c'mon man, we live in the Electronic Age... 24-hour news networks, the Internet at our collective fingertips, etc. None of this is new.

Just because something gets covered non-stop by the various media doesn't mean you can't find 12 unbiased citizens in a city the size of Atlanta to hear the evidence and render a verdict.

I wish more people were concerned about the victims' rights in this case (four innocent people now lay dead with another in critical condition) rather than a guy who, by all independent eyewitness accounts, is a cold blooded murderer.

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I stole this from some online news report about the Atlanta slayings. What kind of ridiculous BS is this. :nono: :mad:
I agree with you Skully, it's crap. Unfortunately for the dead judge, his court reporter, two slain law enforcement officers and their collective families and friends, it takes this sort of tragedy for the policy pens to be broken out anew.

A sad commentary on the state of the nation, but so very true...
 

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Does it somehow make it an unfair trial if everyone knows (I mean REALLY knows, not just speculation) he murdered these people in cold blood? Does it make any difference at all, in a fair trial, that the jury knows he murdered these people?
I think it's fairer in this case than a case where some psychiatrist hypnotizes an adult to convince this adult that he was raped 45 years ago. Then let some trailer people listen to an attorney’s double talk, convincing them to convict someone they REALLY have no (as in ZERO) proof that a crime was even committed?
A bit far fetched but still comparable. Obvious is obvious. Bubba, in way more than 99% of the time, I would agree with you. But not on this trial.

BTW, why in HELL was a Woman ushering a Man into the courtroom?
 

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how do you KNOW he did anything? did you see it? aren't eye witnesses the worst type of witness?

ever hear of "war of the worlds" by HG Wells?
 

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how do you KNOW he did anything? did you see it? aren't eye witnesses the worst type of witness?

ever hear of "war of the worlds" by HG Wells?
There is video of parts of it. Also it sounds like there was a chain of mishaps that led up to this. I have to question the deputies procedure for uncuffing him though :idunno: Either way it sucks that folks died and good that they have him back in a cage so he cannot continue.
 

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Yeah, screw Article 6 of the Amendments to the US constitution. Whos gives a shit about those?
6th Amendment: Constitution of the United States
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein...

Somehow I think that amendment did not have the scope to even imagine that the accused would shoot the judge and several others in the courtroom. I think they should use the same jury as before. He has shown his true colors inside the courtroom. Assign a new judge keep the jury and continue the case with additional charges. Although this case is well outside the scope of the Sixth Amendment it is definitely not in violation of it. Because he did it inside the courtroom, the original jury should stay. And speedy trial it is; I dont' see the jury needing much time for this one.
 

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i love the part where the news keeps referring to Brian Nichols as the "Alleged" shooter of the judge, 2 deputies and the stenographer.

WTF.....i guess the rest of the people in that courtroom imagined the shooting that day..............

"Alleged" to me, is the 4 were found shot, and Brian Nichol's wallet was found in the room.

When a room full of people see him do it, then it's time to make short of the paperwork and git with the punishment. :thumb:
 

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Never heard of a 'sound witness' and I don't think 'character witnesses' are typically employed in murder trials. Said the next door neighbor,"Yeah, he was a real all-American guy, a real contributor to society... until he put that stolen gun to the judge's head and pulled the trigger."

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Don't fret bub, this guy will get more consideration in our legal system than he'd be afforded anywhere else the the world.

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