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    Texas judge orders electric shocks for uncooperative defendant

    Texas judge orders electric shocks for uncooperative defendant


    CBS/AP March 8, 2018


    Judge George Gallagher of Fort Worth, Texas.

    FORT WORTH, Texas -- An appeals court has ordered a new trial for a man whom a judge, impatient with the defendant's disruptions, ordered to be jolted several times with 50,000 volts from a shock belt. The 8th Texas Court of Appeals in El Paso ordered the new trial for Terry Lee Morris. He was convicted in 2014 of soliciting a sexual performance from an underage girl. The court ruled that state District Judge George Gallagher of Tarrant County violated Morris' civil rights when he ordered a bailiff, on three occasions, to shock Morris as punishment for not giving proper answers to Gallagher's questions. Shock belts are placed on defendants' legs. The appeals court said they are to be used only if a defendant becomes violent, not to enforce decorum. "While the trial court's frustration with an obstreperous defendant is understandable, the judge's disproportionate response is not. We do not believe that trial judges can use stun belts to enforce decorum," Justice Yvonne T. Rodriguez wrote in the appeal court's ruling, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Gallagher declined to comment to the Star-Telegram.
    50,000 volts is essentially being Tased in a courtroom. In similar situations, a disruptive defendant is usually removed and shackled inside a holding room where s/he can view and hear the court proceeding via a video feed.

    Related: What Does 50,000 Volts From a Taser Do to Your Brain?


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    Re: Texas judge orders electric shocks for uncooperative defendant

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    50,000 volts is essentially being Tased in a courtroom. In similar situations, a disruptive defendant is usually removed and shackled inside a holding room where s/he can view and hear the court proceeding via a video feed.

    Related: What Does 50,000 Volts From a Taser Do to Your Brain?
    Judge and Bailiff broke the law. But nothing will happen.
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    Re: Texas judge orders electric shocks for uncooperative defendant

    I propose a baillIff shoot the judge twice in the ass, with a 22 pistol from 10 feet away, one bullet for each ass cheek.

    Give the defendant Terry Morris a new trial in a different Texas circuit.

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    Re: Texas judge orders electric shocks for uncooperative defendant

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    Texas judge orders electric shocks for uncooperative defendant




    50,000 volts is essentially being Tased in a courtroom. In similar situations, a disruptive defendant is usually removed and shackled inside a holding room where s/he can view and hear the court proceeding via a video feed.

    Related: What Does 50,000 Volts From a Taser Do to Your Brain?
    Shades of the Inquisition! What's the next step, take him to the basement and show him the instruments of torture?
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    Re: Texas judge orders electric shocks for uncooperative defendant

    All who participated in this need to be put in the same prison cell as the defendant.

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    Re: Texas judge orders electric shocks for uncooperative defendant

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Shades of the Inquisition! What's the next step, take him to the basement and show him the instruments of torture?
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    Re: Texas judge orders electric shocks for uncooperative defendant

    Clearly the judge was wrong, if the behavior didn't change, then it would certainly help a mental health defense.
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    Re: Texas judge orders electric shocks for uncooperative defendant

    the defendant should NOT have to face another trial; he should be set free

    the judge & the bailiff should be charged criminally ..........

    the judge should be disbarred & the bailiff fired ............
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    Re: Texas judge orders electric shocks for uncooperative defendant

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    Judge and Bailiff broke the law. But nothing will happen.
    Not in Texas and not in Trump's America!

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    Re: Texas judge orders electric shocks for uncooperative defendant

    Quote Originally Posted by cuban smokes View Post
    the defendant should NOT have to face another trial; he should be set free

    the judge & the bailiff should be charged criminally ..........
    You're damn right they should.

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