I was recently excused from a jury after stating to the prosecutor that both the practice of convicting someone with intent to commit a crime, when they did not have the intent, and the practice of using inmate testimony against the defendant, were legal concepts I could not accept. Also said that I could not automatically trust the testimony of a police officer (due to life experience). I wasn't belligerent, and framed my responses clearly and respectfully. Gotta stand up for our rights - no one else will.
On the other hand, I am very grateful to have a police force in place, though there are obvious limits on their power. --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Duveyoung <no_reply@...> wrote: > > Who here has the guts of these guys? > > You'd think all of us would have suchlike, but not me. These guys are heroes > -- wizards of "holding onto rights." > > Where did TM ever push the concept that we'd all turn into heroes of > righteousness of any sort? The TMO wanted sheep not shepherds. Anyone > trying to lead was kicked out, right? > > I don't think contacting the transcendent EVER made me even a titch > braver....let alone "one of Arjuna's pals." > > And I haven't heard shit-one from any TMer here about my concept that TM > doesn't change personality -- except for the conventional processes of > ordinary human psychology. IT DOESN'T. Fairfield has the exact same number > of saints as any other town its size. > > BAH! > > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4Ku17CqdZg&feature=share >