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Court is on Tuesday.  Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, but only the second Tuesday if there aren’t enough things for the judge to bother travelling to the rural court houses for on the fourth Tuesday.

As  you go down the stairs to the courtroom, there is a sign that says firearms are prohibited in the courthouse.  That is all.  No metal detector.  Nobody noticed or cared, including me, that I was still wearing my knife that I have on my belt every day for work.

So, we went with our son to court on Tuesday.  He was sentenced and the sheriff sat him on a bench in the courtroom.  But the next case was a minor, so the courtroom had to be cleared.  That meant our son and us.  So the sheriff sat our boy on the bench in the hall and stood in the door of the courtroom keeping one eye on the boy and one eye on the case at hand.  And fifteen minutes later families were all hugging in the baking sun in front of the courthouse before the two juvenilles got loaded in the sheriff’s Blazer to go to a town big enough to have a jail.



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      Marya1961 wrote Jul 15, 2013
    • So sorry to hear about your boy, hope everything will work out for him and he will get the help he needs.  Kids turn our hair gray from worry.frown



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      Tuliplady wrote Jul 15, 2013
    • I think in the long run this will be a good thing.



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      Vikki Hall wrote Jul 19, 2013
    • Wow! So sorry TL!!!!  

      It is amazing tho the details you told.... no metal detector....  

      I had to file a report on an employee theft that required me going to the police station. Metal detectors, cops, gun, bad guys, hysterical families, suits, etc. You name it and all walks of life was there.

      And Memphis isn’t really considered a “big” town when compared to Detroit or Chicago.

      Crazy!!



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      Tuliplady wrote Jul 19, 2013
    • Yeah, I can’t imagine what it’s like in a city.

      My son has been thru the court system a couple times now.  And “all walks of life” in our courthouse consist of two teenageres (one a theif, the other one doing drugs) and a guy who drove off without paying for his gas, and a drunk driver.  There’s more serious stuff now and then, but not often.



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