Joyce A. Aros
This posting was easier for me to understand; thank you.
Sun Jun 05, 8:05


...My impression is that the Prosecutors were in over their heads (as I often am ) and did not really know how to conduct criminal cases as they mostly dealt with business interests, mining, ect.

Did Ike make a poor choice because of few alternatives or because he knew them and had no one else to trust. He must have felt it was a slam-dunk?

    • Re: Okay, Wayne....Wayne Sanderson, Sat Jun 04 18:38
      The statute's wording requiring action under certain circumstances was intended to prevent the Coroner from using discretion to NOT hold an inquest, a check against showing favoritism by letting some ... more
      • Oh Boy!...Joyce A. Aros, Sun Jun 05 14:49
        ...If I were not so intrigued, I would have disappeared a few posts ago, but old folks like me don't always learn and I think you are having some fun with me. I have some homework to do, but tho... more
        • Re: Oh Boy!...Wayne Sanderson, Sun Jun 05 15:26
          I do have to go along with you on your opinion of the prosecutors- For seemingly smart guys, they were imbeciles. They trotted out their whole case, witness testimony, strategy and everything at a Pre... more
          • One last thought,,,,Joyce A. Aros, Mon Jun 06 8:11
            ...Wayne, I think our discussion has been really worthwhile from my side and I've learned some stuff I had considered but from a slightly different angle. I am not a historian; I tend to examine thing... more
        • Re: Oh Boy!...Wayne Sanderson, Sun Jun 05 15:06
          Don't forget how the McLaury brother with the law degree showed up and insinuated himself into the ongoing hearing on the prosecution side and damn near hijacked the whole side's case. What I said abo... more
          • So you must recognize my sympathy is with Ike ...Joyce A. Aros, Sun Jun 05 16:38
            ...in this situation. Obviously he did not understand what the procedure entailed, he was deeply emotionally involved, time was the enemy as well...and his ignorance of all of this caused him to repea... more
            • Re: So you must recognize my sympathy is with Ike ...Wayne Sanderson, Sun Jun 05 16:46
              As I said before, this was a badly mishandled preliminary hearing on the government's part. They showed their entire hand and allowed things to be examined and refuted that should have never been hear... more
      • This posting was easier for me to understand; thank you. — Joyce A. Aros, Sun Jun 05 8:05
      • Re: Re: Okay, Wayne....Wayne Sanderson, Sat Jun 04 18:52
        To follow up: Arizona Territory in 1881 was an interesting place, criminal law-wise. One interesting feature is that even a private citizen could bring a criminal charge as a presentment to the court ... more
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