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Potential jurors refuse to come to King
County Courthouse over safety concerns

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Posted By: Ron_lfp, 8/26/2021 11:52:42 AM

Safety concerns over the scene in and around the King County Courthouse in downtown Seattle have increased in recent weeks. These are concerns that existed even before a dozens-strong homeless encampment took hold at City Hall Park. (snip) Beyond judges, their staff, or anyone else working at the courthouse, many others either have to come to the courthouse in person because they are filing for a protective order, or need to engage... (snip) the court is ramping up so that we can get more cases out there. But we cannot do that unless we have jurors who are willing to come to court.”


I was summoned for jury duty about 3 months ago. I responded "I will not go downtown until Seattle hires and gets more police on the streets. It is not safe." I was excused. (But I am older and they might excuse a younger person.)

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Reply 1 - Posted by: bad-hair 8/26/2021 12:04:02 PM (No. 893525)
Defund the police you morons. That'll fix it.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: formerNYer 8/26/2021 12:43:53 PM (No. 893564)
Homeless camp my butt! I hope Antifa burns Seattle to the ground. Maybe then those stupid people will wake up and throw the communists out! FTA: The concerns of staff reached a boiling point a few weeks ago when a female employee went to use the restroom, and as she entered a stall was attacked by a man lying in wait inside the stall. Nearby security heard her screams and were able to interrupt the attack, get the woman to safety, and arrest the suspect. Nice huh? That mayor is doing a hell of a job!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: JubilationTCornpone 8/26/2021 1:23:56 PM (No. 893633)
Societal breakdown, all going according to plan.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: padiva 8/26/2021 1:26:52 PM (No. 893638)
Hmm....either move the trials to a safe location or ask the homeless to be jurors. What are other solutions?
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