I've been called to jury duty about 8 times, but never served on a Jury.
The funniest way I've ever been disqualified form being on a jury was one time when the third person questioned for the jury selection process was an older black woman, and she was asked if she had ever been the victim of a crime and she said "Just last week I had my purse snatched by some young man. Come to think of it, that boy over there look familiar."
They determined that this statement might have introduced bias against the defendant for all of us and we all got sent home.
Tucker Case - Tard magnet.
My favorite story was when the DA said "Now, one of our witnesses will be Trooper Smith. Does anyone here know Trooper Smith?"
One hand went up.
"Yes? And how do you know Trooper Smith?"
"I AM Trooper Smith."
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possession of a weapon by a convicted felon
If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.
Have you ever sat on a Jury?
Nah. I've been called up three times, but I've always gotten out of it.
Can't afford to miss the work. We live paycheck to paycheck.
I wish employers would be forced to pay you for days you miss while serving jury duty, because I'd like to be on a jury someday.
No, I haven't. I've only been summoned for jury duty once (it was only a month after my 18th birthday, and I was still in HS at the time) and I didn't actually get chosen to sit on the jury.
If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.
If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
Once, attempted sexual assault was the young man's intent, but he was way too drunk, so all he got charged with was breaking and entering, IIRC. It was a long time ago, but I do remember that the prosecutor was inept, and the 2 cops called told conflicting stories. The young man was probably guilty, but we had to find him not guilty, as the prosecution was a farce....even to those without legal training.
I think it must have been the prosecutors first case...
One of the jurors was a young emotional female who lived alone and identified with the victim so much that she wanted a guilty verdict, but she was the only one voting that way.
Oracle of Utah
Truth rings hollow in empty heads.
I have in a DUI case involving a Hispanic, the lack of evidence sent him home a free man. It's amazing how level headed and fair mindedness one becomes while sitting on a jury being overwhelmed from the sense of duty.