The Campaign For DA

2.25.2015

You've Got To Be Kidding Me



And to think I was naive enough to think that the process would have been so grueling and stressful that the jurors would want to take a couple of days to decompress. Nope. Let's go on TV less than 12 hours after the verdict.

One of them said several of the jurors might have seen American Sniper. In fact, the guy in the picture said that he had seen it and that it gave him a "better understanding" of Chris Kyle.

I'm speechless.








36 comments:

Goober's Cousin Gomer said...

Article [VI] (Amendment 6 - Rights of Accused in Criminal Prosecutions)
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

So much for impartiality in Podunk USA.

Anonymous said...

Tell me Counselor:

1) Is a confession after the fact by a potentially tainted juror grounds for a successful appeal?

2) Is the confession by the juror grounds for criminal/civil action against the juror?

Anonymous said...

Thought that would have come up in Voir Dire....one more reason for appeal

Anonymous said...

Everybody wants their 15 minutes of fame.

Anonymous said...

I had a discussion with a court reporter yesterday about Kyle's lies. She was visibly mad at me, and it was clear that she had not heard of any of them.

Some people will never come around on this or many other issues. We are going to get passed up by the intellectual capacity of Madagascar if Americans don't wake up.

Baylor Too said...

"I am speechless." There's a first time for everything.

Anonymous said...

Does Kyle's wife get another check she says she's donating but actually keeping for herself?

Anonymous said...

Barry, you should be celebrating, no?

I'm sure the ink is scarcely dry on the jury misconduct appeal being filed.

As a defense attorney, isn't this better than a Christmas present?

Anonymous said...

Simply amazing to me that Chris Kyle has become a martyr. What's next? Sainthood? He was a man with serious character flaws including a habit of not telling the truth. I've not read the book or seen the movie but bet that neither mention that fact.

Anonymous said...

Skippy, If I didn't know better, I would think that you have it in for Kyle. Ok, so he lied, but Obammy lies to your face everyday but I don't see you bashing him at all. Let it go law boy!

Anonymous said...

Go to any public place and take a look around you and try to pick out 12 people you would feel comfortable judging you....on anything!!!! Scary times we live in; most people would just take one look at you and pre-determine innocence/guilt.

Not saying Routh was innocent but just hoped there was more a more thoughtful, curious and intellectual dialogue going on with the jury behind the scenes. It is painfully obvious that was not the case here.

Anonymous said...

Juror says " he had a history of getting drunk or using drugs and when he got in trouble he pull that card"....I'm not sure, but I believe this is why in 2009 the State of Texas developed Veterans Courts to address certain types of crimes in which veterans were committing offenses after self medicating. Wish it was Mayberry and was black and white, but its not

Triple Fake... said...

does it occur to you that all the jurors were probably hounded by every form of media for a quote/soundbite? And this is their way of getting some relief?
And watching the movie for a "better understanding" of the victim doesn't disqualify you from jury duty obviously, or the defense would have struck them. They saw the movie before they became jurors and it can't be unseen. They surely would have been asked if they knew the story or had seen the publicity surrounding the murder. Besides, the unvarnished truth and background of all the characters comes out during the trial.

the "What led to guilty verdict?" headline?
Um, a crime, the presentation of evidence, and deliberation - same as in every other trial!

Anonymous said...

American Sniper is proof you can dip a turd in a red, white and blue sauce so idiotic Americans can lick it up. Waiting for someone to post if he was found insane you must support the terrorist.

Anonymous said...

Chris Kyle, Lisa Bloom, Mark Cuban, and on and on

Anonymous said...

"Besides, the unvarnished truth and background of all the characters comes out during the trial."

-You sure you don't want a do-over on that one?

Anonymous said...

I'm shocked that Wendy Davis made it on the jury. I had no idea she was even from Erath County.

Anonymous said...

So just exactly what is the relationship between Chris Kyle and Word Kyle?

Anonymous said...

One's dead and the other's just dumb.

DF Benjamin Matlock said...

Who said that the question of seeing "American Sniper" did not come up in Voir Dire?

Anonymous said...

So, according to Barry, Routh is akin to the loveable Carl on Slingblade? He just needed to spend a few years staring out the window of the mental hospital and then he can come live in your garage? ANY JURY would have come to the same verdict. He was a cold blooded killer and will never be of any use to society. There is no rehabilitation for this guy. Stop letting your disdain for who he killed influence your opinion of this verdict. What if one of your family members was his victim? Still worried about the process?

Anonymous said...

Drop it and go home. You did your job now leave.

Anonymous said...

12:44

There's already a St. Christopher.

Anonymous said...

2:43

One is silent, and one is not, unfortunately.

Baylor Too said...

I'd say Routh is set up pretty well for an Ineffective Assistance of Counsel appeal.

Skeeter said...

@ 3:25. I love them french fried taters!

Anonymous said...

The dumbest humans I know are people.

Anonymous said...

I think Carl and 3:25 have a lot in common, however I doubt "loveable" would be used to describe the latter.

Routh was insane and should be in an asylum. He doesn't need to ever be free again and the insane asylum is hardly a Sandals resort in case you were wondering. The guy was clearly delusional and suffering psychosis for some time prior to the murders.

It is not about being "of any use to society" or about "rehabilitation" it is about treating ill people humanely. Would you deny a prisoner treatment for cancer? It is the same thing, and in no way does it excuse what he did, it is just about getting it right. If not, justice will continue to only serve the "sane" and the mentally ill will continue to be punished like knowing criminals because we are too stupid as a society to discern the difference!

Anonymous said...

Yeah 1:56. And you liberals will do anything and kiss any butt just to get a free government handout. You have no morals on anything unless it fits your political agenda.

Anonymous said...

Watch this!

Alvin York was a liar and a coward! He wasn't worthy to lick the dirt off Kyle's boots!

Anonymous said...

I don't believe anyone commenting on this blog actually knows 100% if he was insane when he did it.

I don't believe any of the doctors who evaluated him are 100% sure, either way. And even they can be wrong.

There are varying degrees of mental illness. If you read down to this comment then you should already know this.

Anonymous said...

@4:19
You seem to have the same mentality as Barry. If a murder is not committed in the heat of passion or associated with drugs/theft, then clearly the person is insane. Wrong. And by the way, you don't know shit about me, so kiss my ass John Ritter.

Anonymous said...

so a retard, a sniper, and Pete delkus walk in a bar...

Anonymous said...

Chris Kyle would never associate with Rage and Pete Delkus.

Anonymous said...

At least the setting of the jurors' interview was at Jake & Dorothy's.

Anonymous said...

so how were his previous contacts with the police presented and how did they have bearing on the events of that day?