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S03 Episode 02: You’ve Got Some Gauls

S03 Episode 02: You’ve Got Some Gauls

Update: 2018-09-20271
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When a judge believes he knows you better than you know yourself.
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chunktusk

Gaul sounds like Ron Swanson and I can't unhear it.

Jul 8th
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Esther  Lopez

With all the different ways judges have to deal with people who commit crimes it still appears nothing works. Most of these defendants repeat the same behaviors that got them into trouble. I think that unfortunately by the time they are in adult courts it’s too late to help them.

Jun 27th
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Nancy Williams

This judge has a God complex. It isn't his job to cull the population problem nor judge women for being pregnant. I can barely listen to this episode due to his rascist, mysoginistic views and how he wields his power.

Jun 7th
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ABR

There's a lack of personal responsibility all right... on the part of this reprehensible judge!

Jun 1st
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Nancy Williams

ABR I totally agree! It seems so high-handed of the judge and he seems to pontificate on issues that have zero to do with the case or defendant in front of him. I would have a hard time keeping indignancy from boiling over if I was in his court room.

Jun 7th
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Julie Gatesman

voters keep voting this guy in..... this is why I vote no to all judges. need to change stuff up. but people have nonidea who they are voting for amd i think they just figure, well theyre in there guess we should keep them in there. Nope!

Apr 18th
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Caleb Sowers

Judge Gaul is the man!

Feb 20th
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Michele Gray

season 3 episode 2...I agree with the judge. the millenials are whiny participation trophy recipients who have no respect for elders or others and feel they are owed something. they are lazy and unambitious. so thankful I did not raise my children that way and they are good respectful, hard working, responsible citizens/adults. they are open minded and respectful of others. I like the hard line the judge takes. these young people need to take responsibility for their actions.

Jan 21st
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Nancy Williams

Michele Gray You feel confident in proclaiming that an ENTIRE group of INDIVIDUALS (millenials) are: "Whiny participation trophy recipients"? Broad sweeping judgements such as yours only stir up conflict and quite frankly are wrong. If millenials are a "certain way" then it is due to the way they were raised and the enviromnent/culture they are part of. It wasn't the millenials giving THEMSELVES "participation trophies" or even coming up with the concept. If your children are "open minded" I find it difficult to believe it was cultivated by you as your view is quite narrow and self-righteous.

Jun 7th
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ABR

Michele Gray Ha, you raised your children to be respectful and open-minded... two qualities you apparently lack. Children learn more by observing behavior than listening to insincere platitudes.

Jun 1st
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Tiffani Wunder

this episode really made me kind of dislike this podcast. what is the point of it exactly. the judge was 100%correct in what he said. was it politically correct? no. but it is true. and shes going on about the drug addict as if she felt bad for her...it is her fault she kept ending up back in court.

Jan 9th
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Nancy Williams

Tiffani Wunder Did no one treat you with compassion and leniency during your struggle with addiction? Was there ever a time when you needed kindness and empathy and were grateful to receive it? The judge may have been ("may" being the operative word) correct in legal aspects of the cases, but justice needs to be tempered with mercy.

Jun 7th
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Anita Davis

Tiffani Wunder I've been an addict as well, some of the most judgemental people about addicts are ex addicts. Just because you managed to get out from under the grip of addiction, for whatever reason, does not mean other people are able, we don't know their stories. She was begging for help, there is another way to do this, she didn't need to go to jail, her kids didn't need to not have a mother. This woman is not a monster and tax payers could save a lot of money by her becoming clean and not being in jail. Drug court could have been the answer she needed, there needs to be a new way of looking and dealing with drug related non violent crimes. When something doesn't work, and has a long history of not working, smart people use common sense and try something different and by all accounts, under this system of a war on drugs, drug court has been successful. sometimes a bit of respect, understanding and compassion can go a long way.

Apr 17th
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BethDeth77

I think we ALL understand that there is something wrong with our court system as a nation. That said, if you do something wrong, and you dont like the way you were treated...do your probation or your time and jump through those hoops of the broken system and make it your PERSONAL GOAL to NOT f*@k up under punishment, and then? Stop DOING crime!! stay out of their way man! Do not allow yourself to do the things that get you back in their path! just stop. ffs.

Jan 1st
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Valerie Baptiste

if this judge was truly interested in rehabbing folks, he would route more offenders to drug court. This man is suffering from white savior syndrome with a healthy dose of hubris. His assumptioms about bllack defendants in his courtroom is incredibly offensive to me This asshole needs to stop using the courtroom to work out his control issues. he's an asshole.

Dec 8th
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Nancy Williams

Valerie Baptiste "White savior syndrome"...I have never heard that term but you are 100% right!!!!

Jun 7th
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Ryan Persaud

Valerie Baptiste There is an element of that, but I think he's genuinely concerned about the social implications of what some people are doing. Seriously, if you're having kids all the time, not taking care of them, falling in and out of crime...there are huge social consequences for all of us.

Feb 19th
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Emily K Guleff

white savior complex.

Dec 5th
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Wendy Bruder

I love that judge Gaul. hes totally right about people popping out kids without thinking what life will be like for those kids. it's time more people started thinking about the implications of something as serious as bringing another LIFE into the world.

Nov 28th
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Kim Burdick

While I get what this judge is trying to do, I find the implication that only a traditional family dynamic produces children who don't end up in jail highly offensive. I'm single and in my 30s and considering having a baby on my own. I had a dad and a traditional upbringing and frankly, people become parents for all the wrong reasons every day. I certainly don't think that me raising a child on my own is going to equate to me raising a jail bird. This guy is way too close-minded to sit on the bench.

Nov 19th
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ABR

tabitha quinn All that proves is that two incomes or one larger income (usually made possible by having a partner or nanny to devote more time to the children) is better than one. Your comment is a perfect example of paltering, or presenting the facts in a misleading way.

Jun 1st
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tabitha quinn

Kim Burdick Facts are facts. Children raised in single parent families are 3 times more likely to drop out of school, twice as likely to have a substance abuse issue, twice as likely to be unemployed and five times more likely to spend at least 12 months in prison throughout their lives. Multiple, long term studies all come to the same conclusion - children are far more likely to be happy, healthy and productive in society when both parents raise them together. Of course it doesn't mean kids not in that situation are inevitably going to end up in prison but the odds are not in their favor. Think twice before having kids without a partner.

Apr 28th
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Darrell Strickland

that judge is the most based judge I've ever heard

Nov 9th
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Darrell Strickland

Kim Burdick no, I mean based. you can google it

Nov 19th
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Kim Burdick

Darrell Strickland I take it you mean biased?

Nov 19th
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JoeAnne McCarthy-Whalen

im loving season 3. its nice to see a podcast with such a massove following tackle the hard truths of systemic racism especially the prevalence of such in the CJS. the more people you reach the more youll open even the most stubborn of closed minds. cant deny FACTS.

Oct 21st
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fragmentedskies

I love this new MINI series , thank you & to the people asking why race is mentioned in a few of these episodes , why not ? it's prevalent , if it makes you uncomfortable then this probably means you need to hear it

Oct 8th
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tony capotosta

I am confused, it just seems like the tone of the episode implies that the defendants should not be held responsible for their crimes bc the prisons are crowded? I agree that the justice system is broken, but why is the episode so critical of probation? should we just let people run around doing cocaine and committing thefts?

Oct 8th
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Kim Burdick

tony capotosta There is no implication made that people should be allowed to commit crimes. The implication is that the way probation is executed is ineffective and sets people up to fail.

Nov 19th
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Nathan Jensen

tony capotosta Doing cocaine? Sure, why the hell not? It doesn't hurt anyone else. Theft? Not so much.

Nov 9th
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Jessica Howell

Why all the suggestions of racism this season? It wears me out to listen to the narrator make something out of nothing.

Oct 2nd
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ABR

Jessica Howell You're incredibly naïve. Do some learnin'.

Jun 1st
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Joshua Nunn

renichka Oh yes there is a structural bias especially in the media. Jussie Smollet and Rachel Dolezal are shining examples of how quickly people buy into the hysteria that there is a racist Maga hat behind every tree.

Feb 27th
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Melissa Alvarez

I'm sorry I failed to see the problem with this judge in episode. 3. He stated facts, statistics on unfortunately what happens in black communities. Emmanuel assumes we hear 'a racial stereotyping ' in his questions of 'Terrelle's' family dynamics.... what bullshit. Do your own research. Most black criminals have no stable father figure. The judge even says 'Terrelle's' father is a 'decent guy' even though he abandoned his family and his other siblings dont seem to be criminals. Whoch means Terrell decided ti be criminal... So he's calling criminals out on the fact that they have children that they cannot pay for, and that other law abiding tax payers have to pay for. And this Vivian woman had a list of requirements that is 'significant'. Because heaven forbid a parent has to take classes and oh i dont know not test positive for drugs.... I vote this judge for president. And before you think I'm some racist I'm Mexican! Come on people....clearly there's no room for common sense..

Sep 30th
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Nancy Williams

Melissa Alvarez "I vote this judge for President"... then instead of ruling a court room with his narrow, white, upper class prejudice he can then rule the country with it?? Also, stating that you are Mexican does not exclude you from being racist. It is deflection to state your nationality after racially inflammatory remarks, as if to say "its okay to say these awful things because I'm (insert race)". The "statistics" the judge uses on black communities are only numbers and don't reflect how that reality came to be...making decisions based on those statistics will only perpetuate the problem. Until long term systemic, judicial, educational and social changes are made those "statistics" can be, and will be used to subjegate the black community.

Jun 7th
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a. mallet

Melissa Alvarez Melissa, perhaps you also missed where Terrell stated he had a job and WAS working; at least until he went to jail. I'm not condoning his criminal actions, but because he couldn't afford to bond out he sat in jail for four months hence the "not working". When he was employed he was a taxpayer- I haven't heard yet whether or not he abandoned his kids prior to those four months but why assume he did? So this judge then states he doesn't think people should have children out of wedlock on the taxpayers' dime- uh, in this century single parents CAN and DO make it without public assistance- but by threatening to violate their probation and throwing them in jail by having children is assinine. Talk about a burden on the taxpayer! The taxpayer then IS actually FORCED to pay for their incarceration and maybe even child assistance of this despotic judge ever actually followed through on that specific threat.

Oct 16th
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Randy Hardy

What's upsetting to me is Sarah makes the criminals the victim, and the judge the criminal. The judge is spot on that people need to start taking personal responsibility, and the lack of family unit is what sets these young people up for failure.

Sep 28th
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Troy Palmer

Nick Kerr spent 10 yrs federal and 800thousand. Va is a crock of shit. yeah I got arrested for that 2. big deal and I'm rich bitch let me come on over. piece out people Lisa the green eyed monsters

Nov 8th
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Nick Kerr

Randy Hardy I worked at a lawfirm in Cleveland where we dealt significantly with juvenile delinquency, abuse, and neglect cases. That is, we dealt with kids that were likely to end up in the Cuyahoga County Criminal Court some day. Her analysis is not wrong. Judges often consider themselves to be Gods in their own world, in a way. That they are infallible and they know the truth and what is best for people. In my experience, the vast majority of delinquent kids who successfully rehabilitate and don't relapse into crime are those who are not sentenced to juvenile detention and are instead given a guardian as listen who keeps tabs on them and intervention. taking responsibility is not only subjective, but also presumptive. that presumes that everyone that enters a court room is guilty which is definitly not true. It's also worth noting that the Cleveland PD has had a history and a culture of being racial disparaging for a long time. the most famous "stop and frisk" case came from Cleveland and it is still a problem. Racism is so institutional here that it's engrained in people at the police academy in Cuyahoga County.

Oct 1st
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S03 Episode 02: You’ve Got Some Gauls

S03 Episode 02: You’ve Got Some Gauls

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