| Register  | FAQ  | Search | Login 
It is currently Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:30 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: AR Activist sentenced to ten months for resisting grand jury
PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:56 pm 
The Real Hamburger Helper
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:43 pm
Posts: 2315
Location: In some dumb hotel in an equally dumb town...or in San Diego
thumbs up for this dude

http://www.greenisthenewred.com/blog/jo ... jury/3208/

_________________
http://dumbveganfoodblog.blogspot.com/


Top
 Profile WWW  
 
 Post subject: Re: AR Activist sentenced to ten months for resisting grand
PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:58 pm 
Flat Chesty McNoBoobs
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:41 am
Posts: 6845
Location: Portland
Let's all write him letters! Stay tuned to this website: http://www.supportjordan.com/

_________________
If you spit on my food I will blow your forking head off, you filthy shitdog. - Mumbles
I can tell you this - no mother hubbard is going to tell me where to pee. - Vantine


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: AR Activist sentenced to ten months for resisting grand
PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:06 pm 
Drunk Dialed Ian MacKaye
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:04 pm
Posts: 1920
Location: Buffalo!
He does seem totally rad! For anyone waiting to click the link, theres a song. And its pretty awesome. JoPa, can you explain the situation a bit? I'm reading on both sites linked to, but I'm still confused.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: AR Activist sentenced to ten months for resisting grand
PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:41 pm 
Flat Chesty McNoBoobs
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:41 am
Posts: 6845
Location: Portland
Well, I wasn't super aware of this case, but it appears Mr. Halliday was allegedly involved in releasing mink from a fur farm in the state of Utah. Rather than being charged normally and going through the court system normally, he was indicted by a grand jury, which is kind of an investigatory court, rather than the normal type of criminal (or other) court where proceedings generally begin once evidence has already been gathered by the prosecution and produced to the defense, and then they fight it out from there. In a grand jury, the purpose, technically, is to ascertain if there's enough evidence to proceed to trial.

The problem is that defendants in grand juries don't have the same protections as they would in regular court, so while grand juries are supposed to ensure that people aren't getting dragged into trial court when there is insufficient cause, in reality, they are kind of a rights vacuum, where they can be compelled to testify without a lawyer (and charged with contempt if they refuse, like Jordan Halliday), and where the judge can declare that the due process rights (which are supposed to ensure fair trial, etc.) granted to them by the fifth and sixth amendments do not apply.

In this case, Jordan Halliday refused to testify before the grand jury he was called to, and he was therefore convicted of contempt of court and was just sentenced to 10 months' imprisonment as a result.

In sum, it's complete and utter bullshiitake.

_________________
If you spit on my food I will blow your forking head off, you filthy shitdog. - Mumbles
I can tell you this - no mother hubbard is going to tell me where to pee. - Vantine


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: AR Activist sentenced to ten months for resisting grand
PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:00 pm 
Hip Goiter
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:07 pm
Posts: 8092
Location: Philly/London
God it's really upsetting that so many types of legal injustice are widespread, and kind of secretly so.

_________________
https://twitter.com/randibop

Laughfrodisiac


Top
 Profile WWW  
 
 Post subject: Re: AR Activist sentenced to ten months for resisting grand
PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:12 pm 
Attended Chelsea Clinton's Wedding
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:08 pm
Posts: 214
Location: St. Catharines, On (Canada)
Yes, yes, yes, support Jordan any way you can.

_________________
Vegan Police Facebook Tumblr Twitter

"POSI JUMP HURTS MY TITS" - Isa.


Top
 Profile WWW  
 
 Post subject: Re: AR Activist sentenced to ten months for resisting grand
PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:57 pm 
Should Write a Goddam Book Already
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:10 am
Posts: 1075
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Cute song, he even references double rainbows!

I'm not totally down with alf, but getting sentenced to prison without having a proper trial doesn't seem quite right somehow...

_________________
'forking. bogan as forking fork' - Joshua
'I can puke and be naked anywhere I want' - Fee


Top
 Profile WWW  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: broseph and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Template made by DEVPPL/ThatBigForum and fancied up by What Cheer