How bad is your districT court?

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by Meat Eater, May 2, 2012.

  1. Meat Eater

    Meat Eater MassCops Member

    I just had a jury find a man guilty of violating an HPO order. He was found guilty of driving by the front of the woman house who had the order against. She lives on side street no where near the suspect. The order says he has to stay 100 yards away from the woman and he has to stay away from her house and work place. The defence said the order didn't say how far away he had to stay from the residence. The judge over turned the guilty verdict and said that the order should've had a distance he had to stay away from the residence on it. The judge was the one who wrote the HPO order. My court is a joke!:mad:
  2. CJIS

    CJIS MassCops Member

    Wow that is bad.
  3. sdb29

    sdb29 MassCops Member

    I know of an OUI case in my District Court that was a bench trial. Case was dismissed. From the bench the judge said he was dismissing it because the arresting officers were out of their division when they made the arrest.
    Not out of town, just in the wrong geographic area of the city.

  4. Deuce

    Deuce screw you...

    It's Assachusetts, they all suck. Unless the courts screw up something that happened to YOU, who gives a fuck?
  5. trueblue

    trueblue MassCops Member

    I love my district court....everytime I go there it's 4 hours minimum. I got over being upset at the outcome of the cases along time ago. I did my job and I can't make others do theirs.
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  6. Tuna

    Tuna Always entertained

    Bounced a guy out of a state park, well after hours telling him the hours of operation. Wrote a NC under the CMR. Clown took it to court and won because it wasn't posted. Judge said I needed to hang a sign. I told him I didn't work for the park but would see what I could do. (the horror, the horror of it all. Apocalypse Now 1979)
  7. Johnny Law

    Johnny Law Nemo me impune lacessit Staff Member

    Tell the Judge that it would be more expedient and work better if you just hung him.
  8. Foxy85

    Foxy85 MassCops Member

    My district court still does public hangings.....So its really bad down here.
  9. Delta784

    Delta784 Guest

    Mine is Quincy District CWOF. I mean Quincy District Court.

    I have among the best arrest numbers for my department every year, solely because of the shift and area I work, but in the last 3 1/2 years, I've been to court exactly ONE time for a criminal trial, because EVERYTHING that doesn't get kicked-up to superior court is either CWOF'ed or dismissed. I've had more court time in other courts on probation surrenders than I have in my district court for my's beyond a pathetic joke.

    So.....I win. What is the prize?
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  10. Meat Eater

    Meat Eater MassCops Member

    The story gets better. The judge let the guy go after he was convicted while she made up her mind. She took 3 weeks to make up her mind. The guy is a suspect in four house breaks during that time. We grabbed him with one of the stolen lap tops 2 days before the judge over turned the jury verdict.
  11. TopCop24

    TopCop24 Working in the land of misfit toys

    Orange District Court...OUI .22 on the BT. Case dismissed because the marked lane violation didn't put anyone else in danger because no one else was on the road.
  12. niteowl1970

    niteowl1970 Moderator Staff Member

    Northampton District Court... Nuff said.

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  13. Johnny Law

    Johnny Law Nemo me impune lacessit Staff Member

    Was that ruling from Judge Richard "Dick" Carey? Dick Dick Carey before Dick Carey dicks you.
  14. Harley387

    Harley387 MassCops Member

    I had one in Orange. .20 and a pocket full of drugs. 3 rd offense. Falling down drunk. All on video. Dismissed because even though we had numerous traffic violations, I didn't cite him for them. THey were in the report, AND on video. Just not on the citation.
  15. TopCop24

    TopCop24 Working in the land of misfit toys

    Nope judge Davis "toss" Ross. The same judge that scolded a trooper on the stand because when he introduced himself to the jury he said my name is trooper...Which promptly lead to a whoah whoah whoah your mother didn't give you the name trooper.
  16. Delta784

    Delta784 Guest

    At least you made it to a motions hearing or trial....EVERYTHING that isn't headed to superior court at QDC is either CWOF'ed or dismissed. Some young hard-charger reporter could probably win a boat-load of journalism awards if they did some digging.
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  17. Harley387

    Harley387 MassCops Member

    I've been saying for years, that we don't need all this BS reform for laws. What we need is to reform the appointing of Judges. Make them accountable. THEN you will see reform happen as if by magic.
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  18. adroitcuffs

    adroitcuffs Subscribing Member

    I "give a fuck" because ultimately, it affects the quality of life for all of us.

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  19. SinePari

    SinePari Needs more complaints

    At least you have the option of umm, not "working" in Orange DC's area. It appears not much has changed since when I was up that way. Luckily, there are four other courts in your area. Not so lucky for the other PDs that have to use Orange DC. Just swing the road out west, but drag any of your mv stops back over the Phillipston town line.

    I've been very fortunate to have mild success in Worcester District and Superior. I like the fact that there there are over a dozen judges and I've gotten a fair shake from most of them. There's always going to be one or two hug-a-thug judges everywhere. If so, get your court card signed and move out smartly.
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  20. ShmitDiesel

    ShmitDiesel Radio

    I bet his mother didn't give him the name "judge" either.
  21. TopCop24

    TopCop24 Working in the land of misfit toys

    I can only imagine what would have been said if the trooper replied with that....
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  22. trueblue

    trueblue MassCops Member

    Here's one option that a whinning judge might use:

    "I'm holding you in contempt of court" Translation-"you hurt my feelings"
  23. Delta784

    Delta784 Guest

    One of my moles at the courthouse told me that she was absolutely stunned when she heard that cops call her "Let 'em go Mo".
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  24. GARDA

    GARDA Subscribing Member

    "How bad is my district court?"

    My expectations may be so low that I think they've already been met. :rolleyes:
  25. mtc

    mtc High Priestess Staff Member

    BUT - what did the prosecutor have to say about it - or did he/she have no clue what was going on?

    Seriously - it's sounding more and more like total and complete incompetance from the prosecution!

    Stupid bitch failed to even read the arrest report and let the drunk that hit your barracksmate on 93 trapping his legs - walk!

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