To learn more about Jury duty at Fully Informed Jury Association web site. You may someday find yourself at the mercy of a jury, woldn't you want them to be fully informed?
You have the right to trial by jury even for traffic tickets. Instead of the Concerned Citizens of Dearborn Hights passing out fliers urging motorest to avoid driving in the city because of the "revenue generating scheme", why not hand out fliers telling drivers to demand a trial by jury, and then when called for jury duty, NULLIFY by ACQUITTING! Bring in a not guilty verdict in spite of the Ordnance or the Judges instructions to find the defendant guilty.
The jurors have the power to ignore the court's instructions and bring in a not guilty verdict contrary to the law and the facts. Horning v. District of Columbia, 254 U.S. 135, 138, 41 S.Ct. 53, 54, 65 L.Ed. 185 (1920).
Naw, that would be to simple and puts to much responsibility on each individual to take control of their employees.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Speed trap: Drivers beware / Second of two parts
George Hunter / The Detroit News
Some officers' performance reviews include the number of citations written per shift.
State lawmakers banned ticket quotas in 1979, but in 1988 an exception was written into the Motor Vehicle Code that allows the number of tickets written to be used in evaluations of traffic enforcement officers, as long as ticket writing is weighed equally among other job criteria.
John Whalen of Warren said he suspects police have ticket quotas.
"I got a ticket for rolling through a stop sign, and when I went to court the line was so long it looked like Kmart," he said. "There must have been 200 people paying their tickets. ... They absolutely have quotas to fill."
Ticketing tied to complex
Viar said he believes the attempt to have Shelby officers write more tickets likely was tied to a proposed $23 million police and court complex. When township officials announced the plan, they promised no taxpayer money would be used to build and maintain the facility. Instead, court fees would pay for it. FULL STORY.