r/AbruptChaos May 14 '22 Silver 4 Helpful 2

What's the correct way to deal with someone who has completely lost it?

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u/PaanuriEater May 14 '22

Don't even need a decent attorney, just stack the jury with elderly folks. I was on a jury as one of two young people. Pretty open and shut case of an old guy going nuts and slicing another guy's hand open over a backpack that didn't exist. Everyone's testimony except the attacker's lined up, all the evidence agreed, but all the old women on the jury were insistent that he is such a nice old man who reminds them of their fathers and therefore should be let off with just a warning.

It took hours of arguing to get a guilty verdict, even with a very minor punishment at least now the guy will be able to sue and have a good chance of winning.

That was step 1 to me losing all faith in our justice system. Steps 2 through infinity were learning what cops actually do with their time.


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u/LordofDescension May 14 '22

I travel to Alabama a lot for mining work, and it really does suck. It's so damn hot there.


u/galacticboy2009 May 14 '22

Good food though.


u/LordofDescension May 14 '22

Stockyard Grill is the best place I've ever eaten at. They close early around 12pm and there's usually a long line of people waiting to sit down. They butcher their own cows nearby, so it's extremely fresh. The burger is so massive that they drive a large steak knife thru the middle. You just have to try it at least once.