AFTER THE FACT! San Francisco QB, Colin Kaepernick, Refused To Stand For National Anthem Because Police Murder Innocent Blacks In US And Are Not Punished For It, So White Media/Sports Sophists Use Following TRICKS To “Change The Subject” They Refuse To Discuss: 1- ‘TAKING A KNEE’ DEMEANS MILITARY (Change Of Subject: We’re Not Discussing Military; We’re Discussing KILLER-COPS) 2- TEAM UNITY: If You Want Team Unity, Let All Players & All Coaches Follow Suit And Take A Knee Too! 3- KAEPERNICK Is This Or That: The Subject Is KILLER-COPS, Not Kaepernick – You Are “Killing The Messenger”/ ”Changing The Subject” (And Avoiding Discussion Of Real Issue: KILLER-COPS) 4- Not Standing At Football Games Is WRONG TACTIC: Then Exactly What Is The ‘Right’ Tactic To Get America’s Attention After 500 Years? (Discussing Ground Rules, Not The Issue). And Since When Do Oppressors Get To Set ‘Ground Rules’ For Resistance By The Oppressed! 5- If You Bigots Come Up With Any More Sophist Tricks, I Will Interpret Your Sophistries & Defuse Them As You Dig Them Up From Socrates’ Detractors!


a) Bench Trials By Lone Judges

United States

In U.S. law, for most criminal cases, trial by jury is usually a matter of course as it is a constitutional right under the Sixth Amendment and cannot be waived without certain requirements. Under section 21 of the rules of Federal Criminal Procedure, if a defendant is entitled to a jury trial, the trial must be by jury unless (1) the defendant waives a jury trial in writing; (2) the government consents, and (3) the court approves.


With bench trials, the judge plays the role of the jury as finder of fact in addition to making conclusions of law. In some bench trials, both sides have already stipulated to all the facts in the case (such as civil disobedience cases designed to test the constitutionality of a law). These cases are usually faster than jury trials because of the fewer formalities required. For example, there is no jury selection phase and no need for sequestration and jury instructions.


A bench trial has some distinctive characteristics, but it is basically the same as a jury trial without the jury. For example, the rules of evidence and methods of objection are the same in a bench trial as in a jury trial. Bench trials, however, are frequently more informal than jury trials. It is often less necessary to protect the record with objections, and sometimes evidence is accepted de bene or provisi