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'i Hate My Job I Hate My Job'

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http://nypost.com/2014/04/03/alcoholic-court-stenographers-gibberish-imperils-guilty-verdicts/

An alcoholic Manhattan court stenographer went rogue, channeling his inner “Shining” during a high-profile criminal trial and repeatedly typing, “I hate my job, I hate my job” instead of the trial dialogue, sources told The Post.

The bizarre antics by Daniel Kochanski, who has since been fired, wreaked havoc on some 30 Manhattan court cases, sources said, and now officials are scrambling to repair the damage.

One high-level source said his “gibberish” typing may have jeopardized hard-won convictions by giving criminals the chance to claim crucial evidence is missing.

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“It should have been questions and answers — instead it was gibberish,” the source said.

And in a scene right out of 1980’s “The Shining,” where Jack Nicholson’s off-the-rails writer repeatedly types “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,” a source said of Kochanski: “He hit random keys or wrote, ‘I hate my job. I hate my job. I hate my job,’ over and over.”

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Kochanski, 43, was fired in March 2012 for misconduct, said Office of Court Administration spokesman David Bookstaver.

Sources said the Manhattan DA’s Office arrested Kochanski and forced him to try to make sense of his shorthand typing.

Why did it take so long for this to come to light, surely someone independent reviews the transcripts during the case? For him to screw up so many cases it's the courts systems at fault here not the individual.

I presume camera's aren't in all US courts then?

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Why did it take so long for this to come to light,

Presumably because it was written in shorthand

Sources said the Manhattan DA’s Office arrested Kochanski and forced him to try to make sense of his shorthand typing

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jury HEARS the evidence.

Thats what a trial is all about.

Its NOT about what some bureaucrat writes to fails to write

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Am I the only one that opened this thread thinking IRRO was railing at his lot in life, doomed to endlessly trawl the internet in search of titillating trivia to bring to our attention?

:P

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