Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Sudoku spoils trial

Warning children - sudoku may secretly be a weapon in the war against law and order!
Read on...

"$1m drug trial aborted after jurors caught playing sudoku"

A drugs trial in Australia has been abandoned after jurors played sudoku while evidence was being given.

The judge at the Sydney District Court on Tuesday discharged the jury in the case, which had been running over the past four months and cost taxpayers an estimated $A1 million.

18 comments:

flower kitty said...

You better hope that no Australians that were thinking about commenting see that!
Mind you, we might have a bit of an argument with them if they comment...

;p

mojo said...

Good publicity for sudoku it is very addictive you know my mum plays it a lot.

kitty milo said...

i love sudoku. they're a good challenge and gets you thinking, but you feel very proud when you get a number. all the spaces you fill in helps you work out the rest of the grid.
Bye
Kitty Milo

Nei-Nei Neina-Marie said...

Thsoe stupid peoples! Why would they be PLAYING SUDOKU when they should be attentively listening to someone elling evidince? Flippin' 'eck, where did their brains go?

I no liking Sudoku. It is to laborious, and although I am very good at it, I still no liking it.

Cheetahlicious said...

WHAT!
That's terrible!
Someone was pleading for freedom or someone was giving evidence that someone is guilty and should be punished, and they are playing sudoku!
Shame on them.
Seriously.
Jees.

mudpies02 said...

Maybe the trial was sooooooooooo boring they just couldn't resist!! As mojo says it is very addictive...

HamilTRON said...

I find that really funny.
I thought jurors were very serious with their jobs.
Sudoku is very addicting. Once you get a number it's just that build up inside you that makes you want to go on and on and on!!!
Drugs and people don't go. D.A.R.E is very interesting. I think the Jurors should get punished for their crazy actions!!! I mean come on!!! 1 million dollars of drugs!!!!!!!
Focus.

HamilTRON

rosiegal said...

THat is Hilarious, but its really dumb as well. People like those jurors need to be listening intetavily during the trials, not fidlig around with (Very addictive) number puzzles!!!

young_veteran said...

well i cant blame them.
listening to over 100 people saying random stuff it must be terribly boring.

Cheetahlicious said...

hamiltron, I know you probably know this but I just wanted to say that jurors don't have a full time job or even part time job.
They are paid temporarily to sit there, listen to evidence and to make a decision if they are guilty or not.
But sudokus can be very addicting.

Cheetahlicious said...

hamiltron, I know you probably know this but I just wanted to say that jurors don't have a full time job or even part time job.
They are paid temporarily to sit there, listen to evidence and to make a decision if they are guilty or not.
But sudokus can be very addicting.

young_veteran said...

woppsie cheetah.
i think you should be a bit more careful when you press "publish your comment"
fight the power

kitty milo said...

yes, you should lol. i would like to be a jury person. if it is how cheetah posted it.
ttfn.
Kitty Milo

young_veteran said...

i wouldn't because if it's gang related and you put that person away i would be looking behind my back for the rest of my life.
fight the power.

Roo said...

That is weird.

Marshall said...

but... why did they dissmiss the3 case? just because of a sudoku? weird... maybe the judge think that thepeopl might be sensible enough to go.

young_veteran said...

i think its because they missed valuable witnesses and so they weren't giving the defendant a fair trial.
fight the power.

mech boy said...

Kitty Milo, you can't just BE a jury guy, you have to be called up by the court or something.
It is isn't a JOB it's more like a service.
That it pretty stupid that people can do something like that, How were they able to play suduko?
Where did they get?
Why are they allowed to bring a piece of paper (or whatever they used) with Suduko on it into a court case as important as that?