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Not sure if anyone wants to know what's going on, but John Zenor tweets that jury selection has begun and they're having some issues with the jurors ...
For example: "39 of 85 potential Updyke jurors said they have rolled Toomer's Corner. Nearly half have gone by to see trees since poisoning."
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I'll tell you one thing, im just ready for this stuff to be done with because im tired of hearing people like Rusty/ I man call in to talk shows and talk about it.
This post was edited by Bamasnoop 2 years ago
it's really amazing that so much is made of Updyke's lack of "Class" and we as Bama fans get such negative press because of him, yet the Gun Thieves and the gangs in Auburn get by with a day or two of talk, and nothing else. There is more "badness" going on in Auburn than the state press will ever let be told, and yet they talk up a "possible" tree poisoning (doubtful, IMHO) like someone just shot 3 people who were harrassing and threatening someone else, who happened to all be football players...Which one is REALLY the bigger story??? That's a rhetorical question---we all know the answer...
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Tax payers $$$$ hard at work.
Just like with the Roger Clemens trial...i LOVE struggling to pay my taxes, then watching this crap happen. Makes me want to move to Canada.
CA tax rates are actually generally a little higher than combined US and state tax rates. Their fed tax rates are generally slightly less, but their territorial tax rates are generally higher than our state tax rates. You'd be better off moving to Mexico to save taxes... of course your chances of getting killed by a drug cartel might not make that attractive.
Bottom line... there is no perfect place in this world that I've found. If you guys find it, let me know.
I'll take my chances...maybe Mexico's for me... ;)
How can he get a fair Trial in barner land.
The perfect soundtrack to this mess: Rush "The Trees", Screaming Trees "Nearly Lost You".
It is because one was done in the name of fandom.
The other was something that unfortunatly happens in every part of this world and on a daily basis.
The shooting got plenty of coverage including national news, front page coverage and etc. It will continue to get coverage once the guy goes to trial. Updyke also got heavy coverage and is getting again because we have a trial.
I think both things are horrible with obviously killing someone much worse. But at the same time a guy killed something due to a football game. That is rather unique.
So you're saying they shouldn't prosecute a guy who dumped gallons of poison into the ground in the heart of a college campus? I'm no AU fan but if you want to blame someone for wasting our taxpayers money on this, blame the idiot who committed the crime.
I'm just ready for this story and for Harvey to go away.
Nobody is saying that he shouldn't have been indicted. The issue is that the barners want their pound of flesh out of this. The barner DA refused to offer any kind of a reasonable deal. The best deal they offered Updyke was almost double the deal that first time offenders rountinely get for manslaughter. That's not a typo. Harvery would have gotten a better offer from the barner DA had he killed a human being. The waste of the taxpayer's money comes from the barners using the justice system to vent all of their pent up rage.
The DA should have offered Updyke something in the way of six months, split 50/50 between jail time and home confinement, restitution, and a ton of community service. And Updyke probably should have (and would have) taken that deal.
This post was edited by The Coleman Kid 2 years ago
maybe they can just bring Clemens' jury over for it...best way to get out of it...
I do agree with that. That plea deal was insane and the DA should've been a bit more reasonable.
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Auburn and the trees can go to hell RDT.
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