Wednesday, November 18, 2020

COVID-19 Surge Shuts Down Jackson County Jury Trials For Remainder Of 2020

The courthouse confronts another pandemic challenge as the justice system grinds to a halt and local leaders struggle to reopen.

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Jackson County cancels jury trials through December as COVID-19 cases rise

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Jackson County Circuit Court said Wednesday it will not hold any more jury trials until at least 2021. "Every day is a new fight against this pandemic," Presiding Judge David Byrn said in a news release.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Will the Jackson County judges still be able to give out probation? What will our city do if the judges can't give out all that probation.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to know that we still have a court system. It's hard to tell from all of the thugs still on the street.

Anonymous said...

^^or in the current presidential Administration.

Anonymous said...

Hope KC Municipal Court will be next. I am fighting a minor traffic ticket from August, have an in person hearing for Dec. 28. I'm not going to do a video court where the cop will easily lie. I want to appear in person and the longer this gets postponed the likelier it will be dismissed.

Anonymous said...

This will keep the bad guys in jail longer! No trials - no dismissals!

Anonymous said...

The "SURGE" = MORE TESTING.

OBEY!!!! OR DIE!!!!

Anonymous said...

Jean Petersucker Baker is ok with it. She was letting all the felons plead down to misdemeanours anyway. Probation only. Unless, you’re white.

Bandit said...

She will give them all a pass. What's the point of the court now anyway? Good luck Jackson County. You're gonna need it! 😏🍿

Anonymous said...

3...2...1...and Jean Peters Baker announces that she's dropping all charges against pending suspects, slapping them on the wrists, and making them promise to wear a mask and quarantine at home.