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S03 Episode 02: You’ve Got Some Gauls

S03 Episode 02: You’ve Got Some Gauls

Update: 2018-09-20244
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When a judge believes he knows you better than you know yourself.
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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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Carla Cooper

Michele Gray it is so much easier to blame everything on a generation that to my perception had nithing to do with the lack of structure that the judicial system in this country has.

Mar 12th
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Jacqui Smith

Michele Gray And whose fault is that? Millennials never ASKED for participation trophies. That was their parents. Millennials aren't lazy. They just don't see the point in wasting their time and energy to try and buy a house that they'll never be able to afford because the cost of living has risen far higher than minimum wages have. People judge and accuse Millenials, saying they're killing industries, they aren't buying houses, etc. It's because they can't afford it. You can't just walk into a building and ask for a job anymore and the minimum wage is not a living wage. A lot of Millenials work damn hard, but it's not enough for them to do anything with. And that's your generation's fault.

Feb 14th
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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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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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Tiffani Wunder

James Rust actually I was an addict for many many years, thank you.

Jan 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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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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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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Anita Davis

Kim Burdick I totally agree. It takes more then a mum and a dad and a piece of paper to raise good humans, kids need to be surrounded by good people who love them, ideally of both genders, these people don't necessarily need to be mum, dad, grandparents etc they just need to be there for them. I raised my son mostly on my own, his father was there sometimes, I wasn't deluded enough to think I was enough for him, I wanted him to have good role models who loved him and that he could turn to when he didn't feel he could talk to me, I just really wanted to make sure as well as strong women he had really great strong male role models that he could turn to. He's 19 now, I was 21 when I had him, and he is awesome, and has had choices of awesome humans who love him to turn to when needed. A long answer I know, but being a single parent doesn't mean raising your child alone! Creating a loving family/community around your child is a beautiful thing. It takes a village after all!

Apr 17th
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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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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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renichka

Joshua Nunn Nice try, I don't consider myself liberal, nor do I apologize for the color of my skin. However, it doesn't take political partisanship to realize there is a still a race problem in this country. This season exemplified structural racial bias. Anyone who refuses to see that is part of the problem. That was my intention.

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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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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Soukaina

Melissa Alvarez He decided someone was guilty and offered them 14 years or potentially life in prison without even looking at a shred of evidence, that's indefensible behavior from a judge. Being a POC doesn't exclude you from being racist, internalized racism is a thing.

Oct 8th
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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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Phil Unknown

Being on the sensitive side, but isn't the second episode of season three a little racist?

Sep 26th
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Meredith Campbell

Phil Unknown All she's doing is reporting what happens, not making racist remarks 🤷🏼‍♀️

Sep 27th
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ns520az

Phil Unknown Tell it to the judge buddy.

Sep 27th
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Kiki

So...why does that guy have an English accent?

Sep 20th
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Troy Palmer

Kiki Stacie you have to go back to your house with your dad now. I am happy with my life

Nov 8th
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Troy Palmer

Kiki Its Bristol Baby. This place is so country banjo is required by 1st grade

Nov 8th
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S03 Episode 02: You’ve Got Some Gauls

S03 Episode 02: You’ve Got Some Gauls

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