Your Daily Jury Duty

Daily Jury Duty, #2

I'm once again shamelessly appropriating Chucky's Daily Jury Duty concept.

A 16-year-old North Carolina male was recently arrested on the charge that he "unlawfully and willfully made an electronic communication to the Instagram profile 'cheeseclazone' in which he made a false statement 'with the intent to terrify.'" Specifically, he threatened to "shoot up AMC theater in Wilmington North Carolina behind Sonic at 7:50 on October 8th." The police released a photo of the subject (below).

As Chuck would say: no fair examining the evidence; verdict must be based on mugshot (or, in this case, Instagram photo) only. More info: Port City Daily

Posted By: Alex - Mon Oct 07, 2019 - Comments (0)
Category: Your Daily Jury Duty

Daily Jury Duty

The Daily Jury Duty was Chuck's thing, but in this case I can't resist briefly reviving it.

Joshua Emery Noel (aka 'Topcat') has been charged with second-degree assault and battery for allegedly throwing hot coffee at a teenage McDonald’s employee because he was upset about how long he had to wait for his fries. The story.

As Chuck would say: no fair examining the evidence; verdict must be based on mugshot only.

Posted By: Alex - Fri Jan 18, 2019 - Comments (5)
Category: Crime, Your Daily Jury Duty

Death Wish

Police in North Vernon, Indiana say it is obvious this man had a death wish. That may not be so uncommon for men his age and perhaps in his profession, but he accomplished it in a very disturbing fashion. I've followed the events in The North Vernon Plain Dealer & Sun, but I do find it somewhat unnerving that the story is making the rounds through many newspapers in central and southern Indiana, as I fear widespread dissemination of the story may open the door to copycats.
UPDATE: Meth, unsuprisingly, played a role. Greensburg Daily News

Unrelated bonus mugshot from the same paper of Nikkiah C. Weddle, a loving mother, that just appears slothful. I feel that her having smoked marijuana three weeks earlier will play a heavy role in her defense, since we've all smoked a joint that we took almost a full month to recover from.

Posted By: qualityleashdog - Thu Mar 04, 2010 - Comments (5)
Category: Accidents, Crime, Death, Obituaries, Drugs, Inebriation and Intoxicants, Stupidity, Babies and Toddlers, Your Daily Jury Duty, Cars

Secret Techniques of the Electric Company & Party of Five:  Not Much Brighter Than the Original

I have two news oddities to present from one of my local papers. The first from The Greensburg Daily News I didn't think was so odd, I would expect the electric company to do such things to avoid displacing wildlife, but I couldn't figure out if the 'secret technique' was really an extraordinary trade secret (I would actually expect them to want to share such info so other companies could put it to use), or just a case of a lazy reporter.
The second from the same paper details five new residents of the county jail. Alas, there is only one mugshot. These five actually had uniformed police knock on their door, and they didn't answer. So the police set up a perimeter around their apartment for two hours while waiting for the search warrant. With two hours to play with, none of the suspects noticed a cop banging on the door or the perimeter placed around their apartment? And they couldn't destroy a small amount of dope and paraphernalia in the meantime?

Posted By: qualityleashdog - Wed Mar 03, 2010 - Comments (4)
Category: Animals, Drugs, Inebriation and Intoxicants, Stupidity, Stupid Criminals, Your Daily Jury Duty

Daily Jury Duty:  Comparative Mugshots of Alleged Indiana Meth Users

Five more mugshots from Greensburg, Indiana. Now we have five alleged meth users, possessors, manufacturers, etc., The mugshots remind me of a photographer attempting to take pics of toddlers and infants that just won't look at the camera. And what's with that girl at the end? What does she have to smile about? In 1890, The Mean Center of United States Population was Greensburg, Indiana. With today's reports, is the town trying to become the Mean Center of Drug Users in the United States? Greensburg Daily News

Posted By: qualityleashdog - Fri Sep 25, 2009 - Comments (1)
Category: Addictions, Drugs, Your Daily Jury Duty

Your Daily Jury Duty:  What Are They Doing At the Heroin House?

Police in Greensburg, Indiana raided what the local paper dubbed a "Heroin House." Of course, this choice of alliteration brought to mind The Doors' song, "Hyacinth House." The police noted the men weren't cooperative, but didn't put up a fight either. I guess that's what could be expected of heroin users. Now it's up to you to decide if these are what you would expect the mugshots of heroin users to look like. Greensburg Daily News

Posted By: qualityleashdog - Fri Sep 25, 2009 - Comments (2)
Category: Addictions, Drugs, Your Daily Jury Duty

Your Daily Jury Duty, Midwest Divison, July 14th

We have Adam D. Goff, just trying to sell magazines to pay for college. But will that dream be deferred with a detour through Indiana's Department of Corrections? Check out the mugshot and order your photo reprints. The story courtesy of The Greensburg Daily News. Unrelated mugshot and story from the same edition.

Posted By: qualityleashdog - Tue Jul 14, 2009 - Comments (7)
Category: Dogs, Your Daily Jury Duty

Jury Duty Midwest Division, June 15

Shane Michael Koors, age 21, stands charged with creating a "Crazed Ruckus In Clarksburg." Check out the mugshot and decide his guilt. Then read the article and decide it is deserving of the title. Can anyone tell me what that is in and around Mr. Koors' left nostril?

Posted By: qualityleashdog - Mon Jun 15, 2009 - Comments (5)
Category: Your Daily Jury Duty

Your Daily Loser & Jury Duty for May 31st

Your Historical Daily Loser - Edward Blaine was having a bad day. How bad was it, you ask? When he tried to rob a bank in Port Royal, Virginia, he dropped half the money on the way out, then discovered he had locked his keys inside the getaway car. That's when the angry civilians caught up to him. He tried to flee but was run down and in the struggle he managed to shoot himself in the leg. The Story.

Jury Duty - The expression on Joseph Monahan's face is priceless. He's been charged with disorderly conduct in a licensed establishment. Disorderly conduct is defined as acts that are of a nature to corrupt the public morals, or outrage the sense of public decency, etc. A licensed establishment is, for lack of a better word, a bar. Now correct me if I'm wrong, but, isn't a bar the perfect place to commit acts that could corrupt the public morals?

Posted By: Nethie - Mon Jun 01, 2009 - Comments (2)
Category: Crime, Your Daily Jury Duty, Your Daily Loser, Goofs and Screw-ups

Your Daily Loser & Jury Duty for May 30th

Your Daily Loser(s) - I normally use this space to highlight the stupid actions of regular folks who are caught breaking the law in some way. Today, however, the honor of being a Daily Loser goes to a few police officers, in Baltimore, Maryland. You see, Joshua Kelly and Llara Brook, of Chantilly, Virginia, went to watch the big game between the Orioles and Kansas City in Camden Yards. But they had never been to Camden Yards before, so... they got lost. Read the story to find out how the police reacted when Joshua and Llara tried to ask for directions.

Jury Duty - There is a long history of people taking the law into their own hands in order to mete out justice. Jerome Ersland of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is now firmly established in that history. Ersland has been charged with first-degree murder for killing a teenager who tried to rob his Pharmacy. The Story.

Posted By: Nethie - Sat May 30, 2009 - Comments (8)
Category: Cops, Crime, Your Daily Jury Duty, Your Daily Loser, Goofs and Screw-ups

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