4.06.2010

Another Felony DWI Trial Going On In Decatur

This one seems pretty routine. Two prior misdemeanor DWI convictions. Eligible for probation from the jury if convicted.
But there is a hitch: The defendant doesn't speak English. So what we have is an interpreter (guy in tan) speaking in Spanish into a cup looking contraption that the defendant can hear via an earpiece.
Eight man, four woman jury. All white.
Bob Estrada out of Wichita Falls is the defense lawyer.

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Eight man, four woman jury. All white." Barry has turned into a real racist.

Anonymous said...

Let's wait to see if that person kills someone - just like in Lewisville, then we can lock them up. I am a firm believer in we all make mistakes, but he already has been convicted of 2 others? Good golly!!

Anonymous said...

Probably guilty but he doesn't stand a snowballs chance in hell even if the evidence is in his favor. WC folks don't take too kindly to non English speakers.

Anonymous said...

It's not racist to comment on the ethnic makeup of the jury, especially if the defendant speaks a different language than everybody on the jury. I think it says more about registered voters in this county if the defense team couldn't seat any hispanic jury members

Aside from all that - two priors means he should go for the long bus ride

Anonymous said...

The evidence will convict him, rascism will sentence him...just watch, bet he gets the max!

Anonymous said...

If the offense was within 4 days of a payday, he's guilty. (if he gets paid weekly)

Anonymous said...

If you live here there is NO excuse not to speak English. So many opportunities are given to learn the language, if it just from your kids going to school. I'm shocked when I go to the post office and so many people sending money to Mexico take their kids or grandkids with them to get stamps. So if you wind up in court, you may have to depend on someone other than a family member!

Anonymous said...

An all white jury in Wise County? How in the hell did that happen?

Anonymous said...

he's cooked

Anonymous said...

(1) I have to question how an all white jury can represent a jury of his peers!?

(2) Why are the people in the USA so stubborn about other languages? If you live in Texas you should at least know some Spanish! Other countries' citizens know SEVERAL different languages. Americans are so lazy they refuse to be bothered with trying to learn a second language. As American citizens we have the intelligence and the resources to learn any languages we want to but those resources are seldom used. And how do you know how long a legal alien has been in the states? Don't assume that just because they are older that they have been here for years. It might just be that those people taking their grandkids to the post office to ask for stamps haven't been here long enough to grasp the language. Not to mention, if you moved to another country and were attempting to learn their language, how bold would you be when speaking to strangers in public? Probably not very, especially if someone had laughed at you or harassed you about it in the past. Get over your language barriers people! Get over yourself.

Anonymous said...

Is he here legally? If not why are we wasting time and money. They needed at least one Hispanic on the jury so they can't say it wasn't a jury of his peers.

Anonymous said...

Mexicans cook good so let's not put'em all in jail.

Anonymous said...

4:10, I live in Texas and I do know some Mexican but they are all cuss words. Is that good enough for you? I need to ask you though, how do you say liberal weenie in Spanish?

Anonymous said...

Liberal wienie = weinie liberales in Spanish = Barron Green in Wise County...

Double Fake Jose Cannu Si

Anonymous said...

4:41, It probably translates the same as conservative knuckle-head. I'm not sure how being unafraid of culture makes me a Liberal, but I'm certainly not ashamed of the label. I just want to know how people in the U.S. can expect foreign people to learn a language that we ourselves can't even master. There are very few Americans who speak proper English...and I bet you aren't one of them. I certainly don't speak it well enough to be criticizing someone else trying to learn it.

Anonymous said...

You all make me LAUGH with your shear ignorance. Mexicans ARE white people and they live on the continent of North America like us.

Anonymous said...

7:45, we ain't ignorant, Mexicans are more Aztec than white. Oh, except for the elite that rule the country.

Anonymous said...

6:37, I'll bet you are one of those liberal weenies that is for open borders and amnesty for illegals aren't you? If you are, do you lock your house when you leave?

Anonymous said...

Some questions. What are requirements for citizenship in the U.S.? Don't you have to be able to speak English? (I'm going to assume that is a prerequisite...I know assuming is dangerous). So, I'm guessing dude is not legal. Draw your conclusions from there on out. As has been said on here by the author of the blog...IDIOCRACY!

Anonymous said...

8:15, I am neither Liberal nor Conservative, etc. I don't follow any one political party because I have found that all groups have their idiots. I do not support open borders, nor do I support amnesty for illegals. All I said was that Americans should not be so quick to criticize someone who can't speak English as their second language when we can't even master it as our first! Keep commenting, though. You're proving my point.

Anonymous said...

DAGO;How many translators would you think it would take to have a fair jury?Do you think you would get one in Mexico?If that isn't the one we call sneaky Pete there are at aeast two Messecans over there with three dwi's.If he has been here long enough to get three of them he should learn the lingo.You know the old saying,they are like ccue balls the harder you hit them the more english they speak.

Anonymous said...

9:42, If that is all you said then why did you make two points at 4:10?

Anonymous said...

7:45, you are the ignorant one. We are not white like you nor are we Hispanic. Hispanics are the Spaniards, the people of Spain. We are not Spaniards. We are Mexica, people of Anahuac. We are the Nican Tlaca (Indigenous people)of, and the true owners of this continent. We are not Spaniards or the property of Spain. Calling ourselves Hispanic denies us our true Nican Tlaca Anahuac idenity. Now you know who we are. We will breed your decendants out of existence until they are blended into the Nican Tlaca. We are not white like you.

Anonymous said...

"North Korea has sentenced an American teacher to eight years of hard labor and ordered him to pay a $700,000 fine after he crossed illegally into the country - the fourth U.S. citizen to be detained by the islolated regime since last year". North Korea knows how to handle illegals. We will give this one a nice jail cell with HVAC, good food, and television.

Anonymous said...

Hey 12:39 When you breed us out of existence, who you gonna get to run things for y'all? You've done such a great job south of the border.

Anonymous said...

With 2 DWI's no one should get off. Look what happened in Lewisville.

They should start teaching foreign languages in about the 1st grade when the kids can learn it easier.

Anonymous said...

Go to Mexico and see how many Mexicans speak English. We go there to spend money and they still won't learn english, they come here and take money and they still won't learn english.

double fake Santa Anna

Anonymous said...

What would he get for a third DWI in Mexico?

Anonymous said...

I don't think that it should matter whether he is Mexican, English, German or whatever, if he has had 2 DWI's, then the third one should get him sent somewhere, jail or back to Mexico. And do you thing that if I moved to Mexico, that they would learn English for me. And aside from that most of them can speak (or at the least understand English), and if you do not believe that, tell them something that they did not want to hear.

Anonymous said...

Mexicans seem so happy on the surface.

Anonymous said...

A few rocks would wipe that smile off their face.

Anonymous said...

DAGO;We were breeding the Nican out of them messicans until the dope dealers shut the border down,Even Papaguyos is closed.

Anonymous said...

but why is he still drinking his daughter and unborn grandson were killed ....if ya don't remeber the accident a few years back a old man tailed her car and caused their death so young 23 or so future of head of her and what did they say I m sorry i did not see her it not only destroyed his life but the whole family

Anonymous said...

and for those that did not know he was in the passenger seat not driving