Ah, the set backs of being an open border country.
Judges in the sanctuary city of New York are finding themselves more and more dealing with potential jurors who have limited English skills, according to the New York Daily News.
…and their solution may prove to be beneficial to skillful defense attorneys.
— Stephen Brown (@PPVSRB) March 20, 2017
Some judges resorted to making false threats to the English-challenged jury pool participants —
More from the Daily News:
At least four Queens judges have made empty threats to potential jurors with limited English skills, telling them they have to take language lessons or return to court to prove their proficiency, an investigation by the Daily News has found.
The court-ordered classes don’t exist and the jurors didn’t actually have to return to the courthouse.
The four Queens justices include Joel Blumenfeld, Ira Margulis, Kenneth Holder and John Latella.
“If you have not understood some of what I have said because of language difficulties, you will be excused from this trial and if you’re excused because of language difficulties, you will not get paid for today’s jury service and you may very well have to take a course in English,” Judge Margulis told the jury pool in one trial, according to the newspaper.
Quick to take advantage of the judges’ actions are defense attorneys who claim it tainted the jury.
Arguing that the threats resulted in unjust verdicts, the Daily News reported on six appeals and noted that there were at least 10 other cases where a judge repeated the bogus message.
Cases involving burglary, second-degree murder and other serious criminal charges.
DONATE TO BIZPAC REVIEW
Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!
- POTUS gives his ‘word as a Biden’ and Twitter may never be the same again - January 30, 2023
- Worker takes Trump by the hand at SC burger joint, offers touching prayer for him - January 30, 2023
- Megyn Kelly trolls ‘wannabe’ Jill Biden for Eagles-49ers intro, Swalwell trolls himself - January 30, 2023
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.