TwoFeathersATL
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July 8th, 2016 at 4:54:33 PM permalink
Quote: MrV

That used to be the case, but no more.

Now they select via driver's license.

I thought they were giving drivers licenses to anyone that didn't trip over the the little rise thingy at the door that keeps rainwater out. Of course it takes hours to jump thru all the hoops. But if you are are a good 'hoop jumper' , IE got nothing better to do with your day, they will give you a drivers license. Now apparently if you have a drivers license you get to vote. And if you get to vote you get to sit on a jury, that jury which is supposed to be a jury of my peers should I happen to find myself as a defendent, again. A jury of 'my peers' is a joke at this point.


I just want to cuss now. Or put together a bunch of those goofy symbols x&%[£¥^{ like that. Pls pardon, it's not that I become frustrated easily, it's that I've had enough!

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zippyboy
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July 8th, 2016 at 5:27:12 PM permalink
Quote: MrV

Rarely would serving on a jury be considered pleasant or fun....Kudos to those who serve; a Bronx cheer to those who seek to evade serving.


I got to serve on a jury in 2007 or so in a fascinating case that opened up my eyes that real life court dramas are nothing like on Law and Order at all.

Small town case with 2 defendants charged with assault and unlawful imprisonment.

Facts: high school girl goes to a party Friday night, drinks too much and gets raped and smacked around in a back bedroom by high school kid. Girl comes home and tells her mother, who in turn tells the girl's father. Father and his friends hatch a plan Saturday morning to seek revenge on the rapist by luring him to a known drug house to sell him coke and beat him senseless. Rapist doesn't know the father or friends, but with the girl's help, the plan comes together around 10am Sunday morning. The father can't be a part of it because he had to be at work by 9am Sunday, but the father's friends are there to confront the rapist when he arrives for the promised coke. Kid gets ambushed by the father's friends, beaten badly and restrained while the father is called to come and participate. The father leaves work and arrives at the drug house just as the kid frees himself and is running across the yard. Neighbors who were called as witnesses say it was a loud commotion, but the father was absent throughout the ordeal since he was at work. Neighbors called police, who came and took rapist into custody, as well as the father and his vengeance-seeking friends.

Our jury sat through 3 days of testimony, lots of photos of the interior and exterior of the house, neighborhood, cars, etc. All witnesses claim beating was with fists even though the prosecutor introduced all kinds of false evidence into the case trying to sway the jury's minds about what weapons "could have" been used, like broom handle, claw hammer, baseball bat. None of those items had blood on them, and injuries to rapist were inconsistent with claw hammer use (obviously, or this would've been a murder trial). Yet the slimy prosecutor brought them to court anyway because they were present in the house, and the judge allowed it. We had a good laugh in the jury room over what a sneaky prick the prosecutor was (and he still practices in this small town today) and we of course acquitted the father, who wasn't even there the entire time. (why was the father even arrested if the police acknowledge he wasn't there? why was the father in court? is it okay for the prosecutor to lie under oath about the father's presence, and weapons used, just to persuade the jury to deliver a guilty verdict? why didn't prosecutor just rely on actual evidence? are all prosecutors such sneaky, lying, manipulative a-holes and get away with it? was the judge in on it?

Our jury reluctantly gave guilty verdict to co-defendant, who held rapist for father's arrival for "wrongful imprisonment" charge. Apparently it's okay to hold a rapist for police to arrive, but not for the father to arrive. Who knew? He also caught the assault charge. No idea what his sentence was. The rapist and rest of father's friends got their own trials on which I was not a jury member.

Later that night that the trial ended, I called up the father, whose name I found in our phone book. I explained the jury's outlook, and got more details about the night in question from him. Four years ago, I eventually met one of the "friends" from that night, who is a known drug dealer, and who's house was used for the beating. I remembered his name from the trial, so I just walked up and introduced myself as a jury member back then, and he opened up with more details that never appeared in the trial, or the jury had been ushered from the room during that time. I asked him about the false "weapons" that were so obviously not used to beat the rapist, and he admitted they only used fists, and had a helluva time doing it too. He spent some time in jail, but he's always in-and-out of county jail all the time, so it was no big deal to him.
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RogerKint
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July 8th, 2016 at 6:58:48 PM permalink
The interview process for jury duty was one of the worst experiences of my life. The lawyers grilled us for two days before finally choosing. One potential juror didn't come back after lunch and the judge set a trial date for her on the spot. Not sure what the charges were. Another guy said he wouldn't be able to come back the next day because of transportation issues and the judge threatened him with some legal consequence if he didn't. All this made me a nervous wreck. I was afraid to go take a piss or slouch in my bench out of fear of getting hanged at dawn. The defendant was black and the first potential juror who tried to allude to the fact that he was racist was completely made a fool by the judge. Judge went off "You're obviously just saying that to get out of jury duty. It's not going to work." This was followed by a lecture on how we have the best system in the world and we should all want to serve on the jury. I found myself envious of the defendant because I would have the right to remain silent and not have to tell everyone what my favorite ice cream is or whether driving a prostitute to work is considered pimping, or not.
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AxelWolf
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July 9th, 2016 at 12:08:53 AM permalink
Quote: RogerKint

I found myself envious of the defendant because I would have the right to remain silent and not have to tell everyone what my favorite ice cream is or whether driving a prostitute to work is considered pimping, or not.

No. A real pimp knows she should be walking.
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RogerKint
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July 9th, 2016 at 12:27:04 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

No. A real pimp knows she should be walking.
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