Have you ever been called to jury duty? What was your response? Did you try to get out of it? Reschedule? Complain about the inconvenience? Or were you inspired by the opportunity to serve your country, the justice system, yada yada yada?
PLEASE SERVE ON JURY DUTY.
Each side, the defense and prosecution get ten strikes. If you feel like you cannot fairly listen to the evidence you get stricken. If you are too close to any of the characters in the courtroom, you get stricken.
Jurors need to be of sound mind and wise. Discerning and trustworthy. Able to listen to the evidence and make a decision. Granted, sometimes that decision will be life changing for a defendant. But it is also life altering to the victim of the crime. And a jury system is what we have in place right now in the courts of America.
It has been my recent experience that jurors are having a hard time determining right from wrong. They must be feeling bad about calling another person guilty, regardless of the evidence.
I am certain that the loyal readers of this blog are intelligent and followers of the law. Please, the next time you get a jury summons, instead of using your wits to figure out a way to get out of your duty, why don't you go to the courthouse and see about helping Lady Justice?
That is all.