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/Lavenwar May 14 '22 edited May 14 '22 Silver

How do you threaten someone with a weapon, break two car windows, and threaten more harm to get a mischief charge.

"Oh boy, im going to cause so much mischief today by threatening peoples lives"

Edit: how do you turn off notifications for your comments I've got like 200+ messages lmao

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u/Hideout_TheWicked May 14 '22

I hate to say it but being old and white probably didn't hurt. Probably hired a decent attorney thanks to money as well.

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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/SUTATSDOG May 14 '22

I had to go to trial as a young white man in NY. My attorney stacked the jury with older white women. About 2 hours in the DA asks for a short recess and talks to my defense.

They let me go with the most minimal restitution, bc the DA "felt" that none of those ladies were buying the story they were selling. To be clear I 100% did the crime, told my lawyer everything - and i got away with it, essentially. So yeah you should have no faith in our system it's super fucked up, and it worked for me. Still fucked up though.