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Jury Duty, State of Kansas: NO BREASTFEEDERS (awesome!)

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posted on Jul, 20 2015 @ 06:06 PM
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originally posted by: burdman30ott6
...I still don't really understand why anyone would want to sit on a jury. Seems like breastfeeding mothers would be thrilled at this get out of JD free card.

Oh I know many breastfeeders who extended breastfeeding their kid(s) for several years to avoid jury duty. It was like an instant free pass and they loved it.

From what I can tell having been one of the few bottle feeders surrounded by breastfeeders, that's not going to get too many panties in a ruffle, they rather want the exclusion rule. Works in their favor.




posted on Jul, 20 2015 @ 06:17 PM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs

I would take a guess that this is for the convenience of the mother. Have you ever seen what happens when a baby cries to be fed? My partner has described being in the grocery store and hearing a baby cry. Her milk let loose and her shirt was soaked with milk even though she had pads on for just such an occurrence AND IT WASN'T EVEN HER BABY THAT CRIED! Also there is the issue of the breast pump for milk. So, the woman is sitting in the trial and says "Excuse me your honor, may I go pump my breast for milk? They are really full now and getting sore." A woman using a breast pump must use it on a 2-4 hour schedule. What if the baby won't take the bottle? Really, this is a no brainer. I am sure all breast feeding mothers are grateful that the court system is understanding enough to let them out of jury duty.



posted on Jul, 20 2015 @ 06:21 PM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs




I LOVE getting jury summonses, and I'm going to try my best again this time to get on the jury. I've gotten close a couple of times, but then not.....


Be Careful what you wish for.

Over the years I have been on 3. 1st drug dealer traffic stop chase. 2nd was a financial crime. These 2 were kinda fun.

The 3rd was a murder and rape of a very young child defendant also had a extensive collection of violent child porn. You have to view the evidence
. I can not describe the pictures of the crime scene of the victim and the defendants photo collection .I can not wash these images from my head . When I see a certain sized little girl of similar features the crime scene pics flood back. After 15 years later they are still burned into my mind. I need mental bleach to cleanse that out of my mind.

And I am not squeamish either.

In response to breastfeeding during a trial. A , a baby should not hear tapes of some evidence . B, some trial require 110% of your attention. C , Breastfeeding is on a schedule courts can run late on long testimony .

I never thought there was a place breastfeeding was out of place. But with this I kinda agree.

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posted on Jul, 20 2015 @ 07:39 PM
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originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
a reply to: Metallicus

Why would you not want to be on a jury?


Why would I WANT to be on a jury?

It is a waste of my time and frankly, I would be a terrible juror because I would be unlikely to ever agree to convict someone. I don't believe in most of societies laws unless there is a crime against an individual or their property. I could give a crap about crimes against corporate america or the Government. They aren't people and only serve to suppress our liberty.



posted on Jul, 20 2015 @ 08:24 PM
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Ya reply to: BuzzyWigs

If a female juror suddenly showed the effects of her breastmilk letting down during court/trial proceedings it definitely would distract everyone eventually.



posted on Jul, 20 2015 @ 08:45 PM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs

My spiel was concern with the only two important people in the courtroom -
1) The defendant, regardless of the charges, is INNOCENT until proven quilty in a Court of Law.
2) The Prosecution has the responsibilty to present creditable and incriminating evidence to the jury via the Judge, beyond the shadow of a doubt.

I understand the sanctity of a Mother breastfeeding a child, even if it is not hers. However, unless the trail is about contaminated breast milk...it has no place in a Court of Law.



posted on Jul, 20 2015 @ 08:46 PM
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Those little wet spots on the shirt by the nipples will distract the judge.

He might hit his thumb with the gavel.
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posted on Jul, 20 2015 @ 08:53 PM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs

I applaud you for fulfilling your civic duties.



posted on Jul, 20 2015 @ 10:30 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

That is exactly the reason you should want to serve. It would be your chance to stop someone from being hit with a law you don't agree with. And I saw chance because obviously one person doesn't have that much power to do it.

Would think someone that champions freedom for all would be all over it.



posted on Jul, 20 2015 @ 10:52 PM
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a reply to: Khaleesi


I would take a guess that this is for the convenience of the mother. Have you ever seen what happens when a baby cries to be fed?

I've had two babies who cried to be fed. Both were breastfed.



Turns out that the exclusion is out of respect for how important breastfeeding is. And I think it's great!!!!



posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 06:45 PM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs

Hi everyone!!! Yeah. So, Monday (tomorrow) is my Jury summons date (as of when I started the thread).....I had to wait until this weekend to call and see if my "group" was still needed...and TOMORROW, I report for Jury Duty!!!!

So - I'd really like to get appointed.

I've tried being my former retail worker self in a case that involved pilfering -- didn't get chosen.
I've tried being my educated professional self in a case that was an I-fell-down-on-the-ice-on-the-sidewalk litigation - didn't get chosen.
I've tried being my wife&mother self in a murder trial - still didn't get chosen....

Still, I'm fascinated with the idea of sitting on a jury.....

What can I try? Any ideas?



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posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 06:49 PM
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a reply to: Sremmos80

that would be my understanding of it.

Nothing else really makes sense.



posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 06:52 PM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs

Just be yourself self.

Honest and straightforward with both sides, and see what happens.

I've only been on jury duty once...and the defendant changed his plea to guilty in a plea bargain of some sort. It was a capital murder case.



posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 06:52 PM
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a reply to: seagull

Turns out it's about how important breast-feeding is, and how they exempt nursing moms so that they can have the leisure (if you'd call it that) to be excused from civic duty in order to nourish their offspring.

Being a nursing mom is a whole 24/7 job all by itself.

Done that, too - but wasn't called for jury duty at the time.


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posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 06:53 PM
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a reply to: seagull

The weird part is they are ALL "myself self". All of those are true aspects of me.



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