November 27, 2017

Jury Verdict Tossed Because They Weren't Vetted for Gay Bias

Timothy Birdnow

A Federal Court has thrown out a jury verdict clearing police of misconduct charges because - drumroll please - the jurors hadn't been vetted for homophobia!

From Bizpac:

"Raymond Berthiaume accused Lt. David Smith of the Key West Police Department of framing him for battery by forcing his friend to make false testimony in 2013, the Miami Herald reported. While the jury cleared Smith of wrongdoing, a federal appellate court tossed out the verdict because the district court had "refused” to ask potential jurors questions about potential bias based on sexual orientation. Berthiaume will now receive a second trial.

"The district court here asked the jurors multiple questions about any biases or prejudices they might have against law enforcement,” reads the decision by the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. "But the district court refused to ask any questions at all about prejudice on the basis of sexual orientation. Therefore, we have no way to discern whether the jury was biased against the plaintiff for that reason.

The original incident took place in 2013 when Berthiaume — clad in a loincloth and flip-flops — was leaving "Fantasy Fest 2013” along with several friends. The group got into an argument about whether they should call it a night, and Berthiaume’s then-partner stole the group’s car keys to force them into staying out later. Berthiaume smacked a street sign in frustration and Smith knocked him to the ground and arrested him for domestic battery, but the man was never charged."

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So now Federal judges are finding more rights hiding in the "penumbra" of the Constitution, and we will have to vet people for "homophobia". Where will it end? Will we vet people for pedopnilia-phobia in molestation cases? Will we vet jurors for bias againt people who steal, or murder, or rape? Who are we to judge? Doesn't a ury of our peers mean a jury of murderers, or rapists, or thieves?

America has gone mad.

This shows why it was so important to get a Republican in the Presidency; Obama no doubt appointed this judge and this judicial terrorist should never have been put on the bench. He shouldn't be now; he's making laws up as he goes along.

Using the judical reasoning here, why wasn't the judge vetted for homophilia?

Hat tip: WArner Todd Houston

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