And this is where the lying begins.
It’s also where the looking-like-deer-in-the-headlights begins.
I’ve served on three juries & this is not what I experienced. Once we got “caught” everyone buckled down and did the job.
I think they should take the first 12 ppl that walk thru the door
@david_42I totally agree. Apply logic or common sense to anything they ask and it just ruins their whole day. Over the last 30 years I have been summoned for court duty about every other year and never been actually been picked for a jury yet.
@treesareus No I wouldn’t want you on a jury. In the last 55 years I’ve only met two out of hundreds that I considered even vaguely honest. I was a gunsmith for many years and heard many stories right from cops themselves how they screwed people over on purpose with planting stolen guns and drugs in peoples cars when pretending to search them. Many have even showed me their little stolen guns and drug packages they keep just for that purpose. I wouldn’t trust a modern cop as far as I could throw one and since I’m disabled that would be about 6 inches at most!
To answer a question from 2 days ago, yes, I actually have been arrested in several different states. Although charges were dropped or reduced to a misdemeanor.
I see now!
The last jury pool I was in had a judge with an attitude a bit like this. She even made a joke about cookies and cake for the lucky chosen.I served on one trial and I liked the way she ran the courtroom.
we were promised burger and fries. … and allowed to leave for lunch… with the threat of the sheriff coming to get us if we didn’t return..we don’t get questions during selection process – but do have the opportunity to voice a question or statement to the judge prior to the lawyers going yea or nay.
@David_42Guess it depends where you live, I have been in IT over 35 years , have a higher level government clearance and work nights, yet I have had 3 local jurys and 1 federal. Worked 4 cases in local and sat around for the federal, but was not called into selection.
It really is VERY area-dependent. I have no room to complain around here. I’ve been called up for jury duty more often than most people I know, but Memphis has a pretty streamlined and fair system for jury duty- better than my hometown only 80 miles away, and most other towns people tell me about.
At least he knows his audience.
The cake is a lie.
They gave us coffee and cookies.
I used to be exempt from jury duty as I am self-employed, no employees. The law changed.
Mostly I have had call in and check if you are called jury duty. I would rather be told to come in as I can’t make any appointments for the 2 weeks as I don’t like to make appointments with clients and cancel the night before, so they tell me to go to work, but I can’t.
The one time I actually had to go in was mid tax season (I am an accountant). I went, I figured if all else failed I could say, honestly, I would vote the most expedient way so I could go back to work. (At that time, and maybe even now all juries were sequested in this state, so I could not even work at night.) I was pretty sure I would not be seated on a jury as I am an accountant (too exacting for attorneys to seat), my dad was a lawyer and I worked with him and I went to law school, missing the last year (too likely to think I know about the law) so I would not be seated on a jury. I also brought a book I happened to be reading on Henry II (Britain) who developed the jury system as it originally was (as opposed to our current one). I was called to go in for a case. As I listened to the description in the jury room I realized it was extremely close to an injury occurred at one of my clients and was sure I would not be picked. I was not.
Husband was in a jury pool and did not mention, as no one asked, that I was the accountant for the law firm of one of the attorneys as he figured the longer he stayed there, the less chance he would be put in another jury pool. They actually ended up dismissing him as he has to use the men’s room every 45 min or so as he is diabetic and at the time was still getting it under control.
Did you know that one cannot bring embroidery scissors to jury duty to use with one’s embroidery?