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Some of What I learned from Grand Jury Duty

In no particular order, these are a few of the lessons I learned from my two months of grand jury service. It’s very important to establish the specific locale of the offense being considered, and there is a specific form.  Prosecutor:  “And that took place/is located in the City of Albany, County of Albany, State […]

In memory

The post below – A glimpe of culture’s dark soul – was the result of my trying to process difficult cases the grand jury on which I sit has handled. The contents of the proceedings and deliberations of a grand jury are secret, but the general information in one case is now in the newspaper […]

A glimpse of the culture’s dark soul

The most difficult cases that come before the grand jury are the ones involving “special victims” – children, the disabled and the elderly. These people are supposed to be given special care, protection and respect, but it is a dark reality that these most vulnerable are often used, abused, and ignored. This is a painful […]