Jury Duty

So I had Jury Duty.  Was interesting, and educational. They brought in a bunch of people, took us into different courtrooms at random, and then explained everything to us, and asked us a bunch of questions.  They do not seem to like me with my pony tail though.  They did not bother asking me many questions even.  I guess I was lucky I did not get selected, but I really would not have minded as I was finding it really interesting.

The first trial I did not get selected for was 7 counts.  1 count of B&E, 5 counts assault, 1 count criminal mischief.  They asked us a bunch of questions on if we had been victims of such crimes or not, if we felt the guy was innocent currently.  The right answer is,”Yes.” Because in the US, it is innocent until proven guilty.  So until the trial begins, no matter what, they are innocent.

The next one I got called in and turned down for was a murder 1 case.  I am kinda glad I did not get selected for that.  As it was I was there from 8am until 8pm, and if I had been selected, I would have had to go in the next day at 9am.  They also said the trial would probably take 2 weeks.  Which did not sound very fun.  Besides, the death penalty was a possibility, and that is a big responsibility!

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