Erie police to arrest no-show witnesses

Erie police to arrest no-show witnesses

There are 7 comments on the Erie Times News story from Mar 11, 2014, titled Erie police to arrest no-show witnesses. In it, Erie Times News reports that:

A judge this afternoon issued arrest warrants for two victims and a witness to an alleged Erie home invasion robbery after the three repeatedly failed to appear for court hearings related to the crime.

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jack

North East, PA

#1 Mar 11, 2014
you can run, but you can't hide.

Good move by assistant DA.
furbutt

Waterford, PA

#2 Mar 11, 2014
It's one thing if they came to court and didn't want to testify. At least they would be respecting the court. I'd ask that since they're in contempt they remain in jail until they will testify as witnesses.
eastside eddy

Erie, PA

#3 Mar 12, 2014
They should just drag the chimps in
furbutt

Waterford, PA

#4 Mar 12, 2014
eastside eddy wrote:
They should just drag the chimps in
Haha. Says who, aspic, a ginger? Haha.
furbutt

Waterford, PA

#5 Mar 12, 2014
BTW as a follow up that I learned first hand from the highly esteemed and former criminal Michael Joyce, contempt of court can carry up to a 6 month sentence.

After that time however, the defendants can be brought before the court again and if they still refuse to testify can be granted another 6 month contempt of court citation ad infinitum.

So, perhaps rather than trying to clean up shooting in the city via the police I suggest we do it through the courts in the manner I've outlined.

And I say any judge unwilling to use this tool have a campaign mounted against them come re-election because if you're unwilling to use this perfectly legal means to protect citizens, you are against the citizens.

This is a tool all races and flavors as well as young and old can get behind because face it, more po-po face time on the street ain't cutting the shootings any. It's coming down to what's happening when it gets to the courts.
judge joyce

Erie, PA

#6 Mar 13, 2014
I am cumming back.
joyces cellmate

Waterford, PA

#7 Mar 13, 2014
judge joyce wrote:
I am cumming back.
Like I came in your backdoor?

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