The Buckets by Greg Cravens

The Buckets

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  1. stlmaddog5

    stlmaddog5 said, over 2 years ago

    I’m gonna remember that answer!

  2. Boots at the Boar

    Boots at the Boar said, over 2 years ago

    Hmmm. I think the way the law treats prostitutes should be illegal: Bad girl! Shakes finger But we’re not going to train you to different means of gainful employment because it’s too expensive and you are probably too stupid to catch on.

    Does that count?

  3. Boots at the Boar

    Boots at the Boar said, over 2 years ago

    I did not know this forum puts things surrounded by asterisks in bold. I wonder what it does for things surround by bold tags.

  4. Greg Cravens

    Greg Cravens GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Just for the sake of disclosure, this happened. They were seating jurors for a case where a couple had been prostituting their fourteen year old daughter. The defense dismissed me for exactly what happened in the first two panels. Would have been bad strategy to leave me on the jury, right? Bonus points for those who recall the legal term for this part of the jury selection.

  5. Josh  Lyons

    Josh Lyons said, over 2 years ago

    @Greg Cravens

    What, for that?! When are people going to realize that “the world’s oldest profession” is not only illegal, but a sin by God himself! Especially when it comes to children! Good Lord! And to think a couple would do this to their little girl! As my parent once told me: “There are places in Hell for people such a those!”

  6. Josh  Lyons

    Josh Lyons said, over 2 years ago

    Now I’m really going to get backlash from this as I do with any other postings I post when comes to mentioning religion!

  7. Smiley R Mom

    Smiley R Mom GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    What about jury nullification?
    “A sanctioned doctrine of trial proceedings wherein members of a jury disregard either the evidence presented or the instructions of the judge in order to reach a verdict based upon their own consciences. It espouses the concept that jurors should be the judges of both law and fact.”

  8. Vice Admiral Allan

    Vice Admiral Allan GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Greg … you never cease to amuse me.

  9. usafmsgt

    usafmsgt said, over 2 years ago

    @Smiley R Mom

    A specific sub-set of jury nullification is actually taught at some law schools. It is called “Critical Race Theory”.

  10. ChessPirate

    ChessPirate said, over 2 years ago

    @Greg Cravens

    Exactly. Anyone whose answers actually made sense would not be acceptable to the defense in a case like that.

  11. calliopejane

    calliopejane GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Maybe this has become something well-known because I’ve encountered the exact opposite response during voir dire (how do I claim my bonus points, Greg?), usually in regard to drug laws. Our criminal courts are very strongly against allowing people obvious “excuses” to get out of jury duty, so if you say you believe drugs should be legal, the lawyer will ask something like “but can you put aside your personal feelings and administer the law as it is written?”

    They also don’t eject people for answers they don’t like right then and there either — a bunch of people go through the voir dire questions, the lawyers consult & do paper things, a couple folks are picked and sent tot he jury room, the rest back down to the pool. I think defense and prosecution each get a certain number of toss-outs without having to give any reason — the “drugs should be legal people” probably are viewed as desirable by defense but undesirable by prosecution.

  12. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, over 2 years ago

    And our system, despite all the “creaks and groans” is infinitely better than others. That’s why all those folks are busting their backsides to come here.

  13. sbwertz

    sbwertz said, over 2 years ago

    jury selection

  14. Perkycat

    Perkycat said, over 2 years ago

    @Josh Lyons

    Real life = funny comic!

  15. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, over 2 years ago

    Sorry you got kicked out Larry.

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