commented on City Council Committee Moves to Abolish Youth Detention in Seattle
So a kid is charged with robbery, a violent offense. A judge finds probable cause and, in the spirit of no detention, releases him. Next day another robbery. Judge releases him. Kid blows off his next court date. No detention? Really? What do we do? Juvenile detention in King County is down from 200 to an average of 50. The cliché that we'll always fill the beds is wrong.
commented on New Chop Suey Owners Face Pressure to Change Venue Name
The "Management Team" of Einstein's Bagels doesn't, at least by their names, sound Jewish. The business uses fake Yiddish, e.g., schmeer. Sic, Einstein's is offensive to Jews? We demand that Einstein's change it's name to Smith's.
commented on If a Black Man Kills a White Cop, Can He Ever Get a Fair Death-Penalty Trial?
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JURY REPRESENTATION SURVEY
The King County Superior Court is collecting information to determine whether changes to the jury system have improved response rates and/or changed the demographics of the jury pool. Your participation is voluntary and anonymous. See the reverse for more information.
YOUR PARTICIPATION IS REQUESTED
Date of Service: ______________________
PLEASE CHECK APPROPRIATE BOXES FOR SECTIONS 1, 2 AND 3
1. GENDER: [ ] Male [ ] Female
2. RACE (Check one or more)
[ ] White
[ ] Korean
[ ] African-American or Black:
[ ] Vietnamese
[ ] American Indian or Alaskan Native
[ ] Other Asian
[ ] Asian Indian
[ ] Guamanian or Chamorro
[ ] Chinese
[ ] Samoan
[ ] Filipino
[ ] Other Pacific Islander
[ ] Japanese
[ ] Other (please specify below)
3. ETHNICITY (based on U.S. Census Bureau definitions)
Are you Spanish/Hispanic/Latino?
[ ] No, not Spanish/Hispanic/Latino
[ ] Yes, Mexican, Mexican American
[ ] Yes, Puerto Rican
[ ] Yes, Cuban
[ ] Yes, another Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin
THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION
(One Survey per juror please)
Not many years ago jurors were summoned from voter registration rolls only. In an effort to diversify the jury panels to better reflect the population the state included drivers’ licenses and state identification cards. In order to determine if other modifications should be attempted we are asking potential jurors to fill out this voluntary questionnaire to help establish a base line. The questionnaire is identical to the United States Census Bureau 2010 form that all households in the U.S. were asked to submit.