Why register with the Steelers Fever Forums?
 • Intelligent and friendly discussions.
 • It's free and it's quick. Always.
 • Enter events in the forums calendar.
 • Very user friendly software.
 • Exclusive contests and giveaways.

 Donate to Steelers Fever, Click here
 Our 2013 Goal: $400.00 - To Date: $00.00 (00.00%)
 Home | Forums | Editorials | Shop | Tickets | Downloads | Contact Pittsburgh Steelers Forum Feed Not Just Fans. Hardcore Fans.

Go Back   Steelers Fever Forums > Miscellaneous > Locker Room


Steelers Fever Fan Shop

Doc's Sports Get FREE NFL Picks and College Football picks as well as Football Lines like live NFL Lines and updated NFL Power Rankings all at Doc's Sports Service.

Steelers Steelers - Referees    Browns

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-20-2011, 10:07 PM   #1
BrandonCarr39
Team Captain
 
BrandonCarr39's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 917
Member Number: 7458
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default Cat is summoned for jury duty in Boston; court rejects owners' appeal to disqualify h

Cat is summoned for jury duty in Boston; court rejects owners' appeal to disqualify him

Boston resident Sal Esposito has been called to jury duty, but there's one thing standing in the way of his ability to serve: He's a cat
.



Massachusetts couple Anna and Guy Esposito received a jury duty summons for their feline friend this month, who they had listed as a household resident on the 2010 Census.

"Sal is a member of the family so I listed him on the last Census form under pets but there has clearly been a mix-up," Anna told local TV station WHDH. "I read the whole thing and I said, 'Oh my God, how could he go, he's a cat?'"

"I was shocked," added Anna's husband Guy, though he said Sal - a fan of crime shows - "knows right and wrong."

Anna filed to have her pet disqualified from the service requirement on the grounds he is "unable to speak and understand English." She even included a letter from her vet explaining that Sal is not a human being but a "domestic short-haired neutered feline," WHDH reported.

The court rejected the request, and as things stand, Sal will have to report for duty to Suffolk Superior Crown Court in Boston on March 23.

And what if Sal the cat is asked to weigh in on a case?

"He'll probably do a meow for the answer," Anna said.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/lifestyle...#ixzz1BckdLefv
__________________
Scott A. Johnson - Current Events and Bible Study
http://contendingfortruth.com
BrandonCarr39 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2011, 10:18 PM   #2
MasterOfPuppets
Living Legend
Supporter
 
MasterOfPuppets's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 13,550
Gender: Male
Member Number: 1990
Thanks: 661
Thanked 2,684 Times in 1,164 Posts
Default Re: Cat is summoned for jury duty in Boston; court rejects owners' appeal to disquali

those people should be fined for listing the cat on the census ....
__________________
“If tyranny and oppression come to this land it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.” ― James Madison

"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty." - Thomas Jefferson

"The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first." -Thomas Jefferson

"The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers." - Thomas Jefferson

MasterOfPuppets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2011, 11:21 AM   #3
SteelersinCA
Team Owner
Supporter
 
SteelersinCA's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 2,537
Gender: Male
Member Number: 9302
Thanks: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Cat is summoned for jury duty in Boston; court rejects owners' appeal to disquali

10 bucks says the cat has voted in elections.
SteelersinCA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2011, 12:07 PM   #4
lionslicer
Team President
 
lionslicer's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 2,371
Gender: Male
Member Number: 12850
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Cat is summoned for jury duty in Boston; court rejects owners' appeal to disquali

There is no "pets" on the census. She said on the census it said under pets "dog" and she scratched it out and put cat. There is a very good chance that somene make a fake census with pets on it just to screw with some people. Like 1 form per 10,000 people, it wouldn't be the first time.

The people who were checking the census and actually took the cat in the fake pet section and put them in the system as a human resident should be fined for being an idiot.
lionslicer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2011, 02:15 PM   #5
MACH1
Quest For Seven
Supporter
 
MACH1's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Idaho
Posts: 13,484
Member Number: 3236
Thanks: 1,088
Thanked 3,301 Times in 1,297 Posts
Default Re: Cat is summoned for jury duty in Boston; court rejects owners' appeal to disquali

At least the cat gets a small check for showing up.
__________________


ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
MACH1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2011, 04:15 PM   #6
TOOLofSTEEL
Bench Warmer
 
TOOLofSTEEL's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 177
Gender: Male
Member Number: 17096
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Cat is summoned for jury duty in Boston; court rejects owners' appeal to disquali

Quote:
Originally Posted by MACH1 View Post
At least the cat gets a small check for showing up.
Buy some cat food and litter with it. Can't go wrong with that.
TOOLofSTEEL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2011, 07:47 PM   #7
Steelboy84
Banned
 
Steelboy84's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 2,962
Gender: Male
Member Number: 13983
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Cat is summoned for jury duty in Boston; court rejects owners' appeal to disquali

"Anna filed to have her pet disqualified from the service requirement on the grounds he is "unable to speak and understand English."

That's probably the best part of the story.
Steelboy84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2011, 11:58 AM   #8
urgle burgle
Starter
 
urgle burgle's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: land of nougat
Posts: 565
Gender: Male
Member Number: 12834
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Re: Cat is summoned for jury duty in Boston; court rejects owners' appeal to disquali

wow. who is dumber, the owners of the cat, or the ones that would still want him on the court? unknown.
__________________
when a child cries....somewhere in a lonely sad place in the world....a hobo laughs...
urgle burgle is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Shoutbox provided by vBShout v6.2.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.0.8 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Navbar with Avatar by Motorradforum
no new posts