I went to the local magistrate on Nov. 4 to observe the proceedings in order to find a news story. While there I observed many things, one being that the Judge, Joshua Kanalis, and Assistant District Attorney, Joseph Carroll, have a really good partnership. The two work well as a team to charge criminals with the sentences they deserve. During my time there, both Kanalis and Carroll were both serious when needed, but also playful in their downtime. I felt as though I was part of a comedy, because both men made funny remarks about the cases and each other. Both Kanalis and Carroll made myself and those with me feel like we were a part of the proceeding, because they talked in more detail about cases we saw and even cases we didn't really see, like we were equals.