TSO sent a link this morning which tells the tale of Susan Cole who showed up for jury duty disheveled and in hair curlers, then explained to the judge that she caught the PTSD while in the military while she was in an abusive relationship. The judge took pity on the obviously unbalanced woman and excused her from her civic duty. until he heard her on the radio bragging about how she had pulled the wool over the judge’s eyes. Now the little prick is being arrested on felony charges for perjury and attempting to influence a public servant.
It’s mealy-mouthed little dickwads like this who give REAL PTSD victims a bad name. There are a thousand things you can tell a judge that will get you out of jury duty, why does it have to be PTSD and the military. One time, in a drug and gun possession trial, I told the judge that I was going to believe the police before I believed the defendant with three foot dreadlocks and enough gold around his neck to warrant a security detail. The clincher was the fact that I was a member of the NRA, because supposedly, the NRA wants everyone, including criminals, to have guns so the prosecutor didn’t want me on the jury.
Shame on the woman for dragging the rest of us through the mud with her antics, but shame on the judge for believing the crock. A disheveled appearance is the exact opposite of a veteran. I’m pretty sure that putting on two different socks and shoes has nothing to do with one’s mental state. If I had the slightest inclination to look into this woman’s bullshit background, I’m betting she never spent a day in uniform and if she was in an abusive relationship, her partner was probably just the first in a very long line of people wanting to abuse her. I know he is today.