STOP WITH THE PERSONAL ATTACKS.
I haven't attacked a single one of you - I expect you to follow community guidelines.
I haven't made this political. Haven't called any of your libitards or conservawacksados… so let's try and keep this civil.
Someone said something (I thought) about Allentown but it must have been edited between then and now as I can't find it.
I've never been to Allentown … I don't even know what a liberty buck is... so clearly that's someone else.
Quoted from jwilson:
You were a total prick to my face at Expo years ago and this thread does nothing to dissuade my impression. You must be exhausting to be around for any length of time.
Sorry; your butthurt about the Expo thing. I honestly have no idea what you're talking about w/ regards to expo... but if you actually took the time to make sure you were talking to the correct person; you'd probably find out you weren't right. On the possibility I was a "prick" to you... I don't know what to say. That rarely happens to anyone but I won't even pretend it didn't happen because I honestly don't know what your talking about. I can make excuses; but I just don't see the point.
If you want to discuss this via PM; feel free. Otherwise; keep your personal attacks to yourself.
For Day 1; the "pay" is $6. That doesn't cover Parking; much less food or gas.
Quoted from VacFink:
. Would you rather they take more tax dollars to support convenience parking for court activities? This is what it comes down to ultimately.
As I stated; yes - within reason. Platifs / defendants / judges / staff should all have to pay their own parking. This is no different than a Employee whom works downtown... it's the cost of being an employee at the courthouse / downtown.
However, The juror's whom are there to do their civic duty should NOT have to fund parking in the courthouse. Obviously; I'm in the minority; but something I feel very strongly about.
Quoted from robotron911:
By extension, this isn’t far off from the guy who ended up shot because he got pulled over for a parking ticket.
Never going to happen in this case. Will I make an appropriate scene during jury selection… sure.. but not so much as I'm going to be held in contempt by the judge. Apparently; I'm radical... but not that radical.
Quoted from Sparky:
reimburse those lost wages, what makes you think the govt is going to pay for all your incidentals for showing up?
IDK... why don't you go read the two pages posted on Post#8. That's what I expect.
I don't expect lost wages; or meals; or whatever. I'm not going to get in semantics with you. That said; The county had free parking spaces at some time... Let's just assume they had land. The bean counters / politicians decided... hey; you know what'd be cool... let's make money from everyone and convert the free parking to paid parking and sell it to the highest bidder then use that revenue to fund something else. That's fine... but personally; I don't think it's right for them to require Jurors attend jury duty and not comp the parking fee. That's really not hard to understand is it?
Quoted from robotron911:
The fact that YOU don’t see a person’s right to a jury by their peers as valuable to you says volumes about you as a person
I never said that. I stated up front that I support Jury Duty and that I was perfectly fine severing until they told me I'd be out of pocket for parking. I'm glad you're ok with being told how to spend the money you earned. I'm not.