Judging Judge Johnson and Judge Elloie
Judge Calvin Johnson wrote a letter to the editor, printed in the Sunday Times-Picayune praising jurors for showing up for duty in June, and appealing to jurors to show up for their scheduled July appearances.
I am sure we can count on each of you scheduled for jury duty in the month of July to take an active role in healing an already disabled system by showing up.
It sure was darn nice of Judge Johnson to take the time to write a letter. He could have just sent a postcard from Jamaica.
And it sure was darn nice of those jurors to actually volunteer their service to the city. It's a miracle Johnson actually noticed any of them in between training junkets with his friend Judge Elloie.
The thing is -- I don't know what Johnson's record is -- but I think New Orleans would be safer if Jamaica kept Elloie.
Thank God He hasn't called on jurors to do training in Jamaica too. The criminal justice system would come to a screeching halt ... er ... well, is there such a thing as a double-screeching halt?
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