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Poll From: 01/17/2013

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Have you been called to jury duty? Submitted By BlissfulCat, ME
Yes, and I served.
Yes, but I got out of it.
Yes, but I was not selected.
No, but I would like to.
No, but I am fine with that.
I'm not eligible or it isn't required in my area.
Vote
Comment on this poll
casperjo1982
on 02/09/13
HopefulGJL23 liked this  
Single mom of two going to college full time when I got the paperwork. They excused me completely.
Scout43
on 01/31/13
I have been registered since the day I turned 18, I'll be 48 next month, and I have never ever ever been called. I am a middle school government teacher and WANT to be called -- I truly want the experience. I lived for 12 years in one of the lowest population counties in all of Missouri and was never called. My parents live in St. Louis County and manage to get called nearly every year. Seriously, what's up with that? But I firmly believe that if called we should go. Yes, it is an inconvenience, but If average citizens don't serve on the jury,who is left?! That is a scary thought.
AAARonnie777
on 01/23/13
got notice then moved out of state
pinkrose99100
on 01/26/13
my 7th grade teacher did that and they were going to arrest her
BatgirlZKE
on 01/22/13
Jarinjohn11 liked this  
I served on a grand jury last year and I loved it! I'm probably the only person who enjoyed jury duty :D
Jarinjohn11
on 01/24/13
"...Good girl, Batgirl. Proud of you...!!!" :) :) :)
BecaAnn
on 01/24/13
I did the poll for the 17th on the 17th
Jade4142
on 01/23/13
I'm a certified legal assistant, aka poison to the prosecutor's office on any jury. They do not want legal knowledge on their juries; just John and Jane Citizen puzzling it out. I get selected out every single time I'm called.
Jeannien10
on 01/22/13
U have to drop everything to do that!
Bammers
on 01/20/13
I'm not old enough yet, but it doesn't sound like something I would willing want to do.
M562013
on 01/19/13
Hope never will
LunaAnjalik
on 01/19/13
I have been called to jury duty, but I get out of it because I have severe migraines and seizures. So I can't deal with the stress that would come with being on a jury.
mgtheman
on 01/18/13
Somehow I've never been summoned in Colorado. I've only been summoned in New York when I was in college. I deferred until summer vacation and then got assigned to criminal court on a slow day so they let me go early.

I should probably make a point of formally changing my address lest I receive a Colorado summons without knowing about it, but I still plan to move back as soon as circumstances allow and I kind of like voting in Colorado; it's much more of a swing state so my vote actually counts for something.

Of course if all goes well, I'll move to Canada and I can continue voting in Colorado since that would be my last US address.
ButterflyTraume
on 01/17/13
TheQueenKasey and 1 others liked this  
I get called every year for 4 years now...except I'm a stay at home mom and always get out of it (no one else to watch the kids). I wish they would just forget about me for a few years I hate having to contact them!
Jajh
on 01/17/13
MelanieVR1224 and 1 others liked this  
The high cost of freedom. Think about the bother of having to call them with a very legitimate reason for not serving at this time, vs some other system that doesn't protect everyone's freedom the way our jury system does. I have no idea, though, why some people get called so often, and others never once in their lives. Maybe it's a matter of how many in a given population? A jury of one's peers means people in their own area. You think?
BrittanyHunter89
on 01/17/13
GraRob311::2013-03-09 20:20:49 and 6 others liked this  
Women should not be required if they do not wish to go. Especially married women. If women have to go now, you can thank a feminist.
Jade4142
on 01/23/13
Women should not have to serve on juries? Is there a reason you think that? I can't see any reason why a woman would be any different from a man in serving on a jury. You hear the evidence, consider the law, and vote. You don't have to be male to do that.
mgtheman
on 01/18/13
CleverCat liked this  
Why? Because you think women belong in the kitchen? Sorry, but that attitude was quaint in the '50s. It's just stupid today.
Booklady1
on 01/18/13
BrittanyHunter89: "Women should not be required if they do not wish to go. Especially married women. If women have to go now, you can thank a feminist."

Brittany, I sincerely hope that you are being ironic, but I fear that you are serious.
Jajh
on 01/18/13
BatgirlZKE liked this  
Women commit crimes too, and get falsely accused, as well. They have the right to a jury of unpaid, fair-minded peers. Why shouldn't they be willing to do the same for their fellow man, if they're not taking care of small children? (I'm all for stay-at-home moms, by the way). Feminists had nothing to do with it. Suffragettes did. They got us the right to vote. With that right comes civic responsibility.
GraRob311::2013-03-0".."+
on 01/17/13
This is like rihgt on:-)
dhfhs2
on 01/17/13
Jajh liked this  
Feminist are unequal when it's in their favor. It's pretty much a group of selfish woman.
mgtheman
on 01/18/13
Oh, because demanding to be treated as human is SOOO selfish! Why those dirty feminists demanding you not rape them! Who do they think they are, people? Next thing you know, women will be VOTING.
CleverCat
on 01/17/13
HurricaneArcher7 and 7 others liked this  
I'm not seeing the logic in this...
SwagSupa
on 01/17/13
ShawnaC123 and 2 others liked this  
You're welcome.
64mustanggirl
on 01/17/13
I was called several times..Was interviewed all 3 times and thrown out all 3 times for one reason or another..Never got called up again cuz of the 3 strikes rule..Ah well, their loss, not mine..And besides that, the pay stinks royally!!!
Jajh
on 01/17/13
Scout43 and 5 others liked this  
Shocking ignorance. It's not "pay". This is a volunteer duty - to be part of the incredible system that provides every U.S. citizen a free trial by a jury of his peers -ordinary UNPAID citizens (therefore cannot be bribed to vote one way or another). The money you get is simply to help out with parking and to make up part of what you will lose from work. We should all ask employers to support this crucial right by providing paid days off for jury duty, but please - if you want to live in a free country, help KEEP it free by supporting these amazing rights we all enjoy.
superherom03
on 01/17/13
It's not volunteer. It's do it or risk jail time yourself
Jajh
on 01/18/13
It's called civic duty - something that not too many younger people seem to know or care about. This sort of thread would not have even existed, 20 years ago. We used to be taught civics in school and by our parents. We understood that unpaid jurors of our own area, or peer group was the very best way to get an impartial trial. Worrisome, the ignorance I'm seeing here.
laciejay
on 01/17/13
NoirAngelique and 2 others liked this  
what a rude and inappropriate response. Maybe if people would stop breaking the law we wouldn't need jury duty. If it doesn't provide what a job provides it shouldn't be required, some people work to support their family and can't afford to lose any wages at all.
Jajh
on 01/18/13
laciejay - You clearly have no idea whatsoever about our ingenious criminal justice system, nor why jurors are not paid more than a small stipend. If you don't care to educate yourself on the basics, I don't really think it's worth trying to have a conversation with you about it. I would hazard a guess that you don't know much about civic responsibility either.

You're right about one thing: "if people would stop breaking the law, we wouldn't need jury duty". What a brilliant idea! Let us know when you've solved that little problem and we can all cross jury duty off our list of possibilities!
In the meantime, you'd better hope you don't get accused of a crime, and show up to find an empty jury box, because no one cared enough to qualify - they all got out of it - and you're left with a judge who doesn't like the looks of you, and just sends you straight to jail.
laciejay
on 01/18/13
triathlon29 liked this  
I think you need a bit of an attitude adjustment. I find it rather disgusting that you seem to think you are smarter than everyone else on here. I have never once been called, and if I was I would do as asked of me. Regardless of how much you seem to love the idea of volunteering your time some of us are single parents who can't live on what jurors get compensated. Maybe you should make a suggestion that people like you become jurors for life, since you love it so much.
64mustanggirl
on 01/17/13
NoirAngelique and 2 others liked this  
Get off your high horse...I did my part...The pay thing was/is running a joke with jury duty......I would gladly go again, but like I said before, 3 strikes and your out...And for your info, the reasons I was put out were all beyond my control before you go assuming chit again..Take a chill pill and quit being so uptight...It will kill ya..And by the way, parking is figured separately...At least in my jurisdiction it is..
Jajh
on 01/18/13
You certainly DID do your part. I don't see anyone here who said you didn't.
It's actually getting hard to be ACCEPTED onto a jury, with all the questions about racism, religion, having heard about the trial (we all hear everything these days! - that's going to be a problem), etc. You would know about that better than I, as I've only gotten as far as sitting in the courtroom for a couple of hours listening to others be questioned, and many of them dismissed. I was so disappointed to be dismissed when they chose the 12th person just before it was my turn. I got so close! Then, "You may all leave. Thanks." :-(
sherrysk8
on 01/17/13
NoirAngelique and 3 others liked this  
Sorry to disagree (not with the "pay" portion of your answer, but with the part about it being a "jury of your peers"). With the way our original system has become perverted by the attorneys, "expert" witnesses and other legal manipulations that now occur, you no longer get a free trial with a jury by your peers - and God help you if you do. Because that means you've had to depend on an overworked public defender, who could afford to call NO expert witnesses in your defense, could not afford to hire the same assistants to do the legwork (actually investigate the ins & outs of the case, do fact-checking, etc). Add this to the way that jury "selection" is handled now and the whole system becomes a somewhat ridiculous rather than an actual trial by a jury of your "peers".
Jajh
on 01/18/13
So much true in this! But we the people are responsible for allowing things to get to this point. We allow people who elect corrupt judges to get re-elected. We fail to watchdog the programs and systems our taxes are paying for. We have voices and votes. but fail to use them. We've let things get into terrible disrepair, and we are the one who will have to make changes, mainly by our voices and votes. Some brave souls will enter the fray and become honest judges or politicians. Doing nothing sure doesn't help. Meanwhile, there's simply no way to pay jurors to be fair and impartial. Our only choice is to be there for our fellow citizen, and expect the same if we're ever the one accused. Please see my comment above, under delio1, Jan 18.
dealio1
on 01/17/13
rlaz98 and 1 others liked this  
She tried three times isn't that supporting the system. After all we pay in taxes the reimbursement could certainly be better, i dont see how on earth that would relate to bribery. As a small business owner I could not afford to pay employees while they are not here. It is all I can do to keep them employed and pay their health insurance.
Jajh
on 01/18/13
Scout43 liked this  
Re. payment: the court (govt) represents us - "the people vs. the accused" - and brings criminal charges against a citizen on our behalf. They're the accuser. Would you be in favor of the accused person paying the jury for their time? Easy to see how THAT wouldn't work. Neither side can pay a jury to be impartial. Our Founders decided that our peers would best judge their own, in the interest of keeping their society safe for law-abiding citizens, and protecting the falsely accused - which could happen to them, too! Maybe folks complaining about jury duty need to be falsely accused of a serious crime. Let them look over at the jury box, hoping for sympathetic faces & find it empty. "We couldn't find anyone who would serve on the jury - they all claimed to be insane or racist or demanding money, & got excused. You look guilty to me, so off to jail. Court adjourned."
mgtheman
on 01/18/13
Paying jurors with tax funds isn't bias. You seem to be forgetting all those civil cases where the state isn't actually a party. And even in criminal cases, how many of "the accused" are represented by public defenders who are also paid for by the state? What about the judge?
jevans3773
on 01/18/13
Went and did my duty as a citizen !!!
Eva75
on 01/18/13
never been called and hope I never do, do not like been put in a situation where am to put some one in jail for life or give the death sentence, or set free if their are guilty but not have enough evidence to convict no, no way is scary prefer to stay away
naser777
on 01/18/13
YES SERVEDDDDDDDDD
Booklady1
on 01/18/13
The first time that I was summoned for jury duty, I was previously scheduled to be out of the country. I had long had a desire to be on a jury and I was s-o-o-o disappointed. I immediately called the Clerk of Court, explained my ticketed travel plans, and asked if I could please be rescheduled. She was highly diverted for, apparently, very few people WANT to perform jury duty. Unfortunately, jury service is random, not "scheduled", and it was several years before I was summoned again. But both that time and the one other time I was called, I did get picked for a jury.
NadeemShaikh
on 01/17/13
I did not serve.
Jajh
on 01/18/13
Now here's a person who knows how to answer the question, with no fluff added! :-)
splash11
on 01/17/13
I have gotten a summons every two years since I was 19. Joy to the world. I think a jury of peers is the worst kind of system ever. Why we created this is in the first place is unknown to me. I would change it.
Jajh
on 01/18/13
I"d love to hear your reasons for thinking it's the worst, and what you would change it to. And why. It's the most brilliant system known to mankind, other than if God Himself were our judge and jury, but I really would love to hear your idea for something better. Hopefully you can back it up with good evidence of how it would work fairly, and why.
terry1905
on 01/17/13
I was picked, then told after I could not be on the jury as I had been married to a police officer in the past. Not sure why that would have anything to do with it. It was a murder trial.
Jajh
on 01/18/13
That's the reason. They have to really work hard at weeding out anyone who might have a specific slant or prejudice, and becoming a police officer means wanting to fight crime, especially murder. Being married to one might mean you shared that view...they have to at least consider that it might. This could all be viewed as meaning that you'd have a hard time giving the person a fair trial. It might not, but the whole goal of the jury by one's peers is that the accused must be seen as innocent unless proven to be guilty - it's believed that it's better for a criminal to go free than for an innocent person to be put in jail. Lesser of evils kinda thing, debated over the ages - there's no perfect system, but ours errs in favor of protecting, vs overly-convicting. I wonder if you'd be accepted in a non-murder trial? I have no idea!
GODfirst7::2013-02-0".."+
on 01/17/13
just got called last month waiting for the date to come to guess i'll have an answer after this poll
Jajh
on 01/18/13
While you're waiting, consider watching 12 Angry Men. Fascinating (warning, it's old, black and white). It should enhance your experience if you end up actually getting to serve in the jury box!
Katiebelle11
on 01/17/13
bubblila16 and 1 others liked this  
I was 18 the first time I was called, but was in college so I got out of that one. Then I was called last year, but it was the week that I was due to have my baby. Got out of that one, too. That worked out really well.
triathlon29
on 01/17/13
tfjparadise and 2 others liked this  
Yeah, going into labor in the middle of a trial would not have worked well for you or anyone in court! Not to mention getting there while 9 months pregnant.
Jajh
on 01/18/13
That's why it's a legitimate excuse. There are plenty of them, including extreme economic hardship. No one is asked to lose their home or not feed their family. People are being so idiotically dramatic here. I don't see much comprehension as to what our judicial system is, nor why it is this way. Pretty dismal for the future of the best justice system in the world. We could use a whole lot less criticism of it and a lot more involvement by people working to make positive changes!
superherom03
on 01/17/13
That's how I got out of it. I was a week from being due
Jajh
on 01/17/13
springRain3 and 3 others liked this  
How well would it work out for you if you were on trial and no one would agree to sit on a jury because they didn't want to be bothered, to listen to your case, for free, and render an honest decision based on the facts? Please inform yourself about our jury system and why it's such an honor to serve on a jury. Think about freedom.
donteatpoop
on 01/17/13
dhfhs2 and 3 others liked this  
Did you say "think about freedom"? As in, the freedom to avoid being forced to sit in judgement of other people? Or maybe somethign else that I missed. Personally, I haven't been called; but I'd try to get out of it. I can't afford to miss it. My wages pay the bills, the wages they offer in compensation won't be anywhere near where I would need. Think about freedom. And perhaps even more important; think about the lives of the people involved who are forced to be a part of the jury system (pretty sure that's the opposite of freedom, btw). I'm not cool with missing a house payment for any reason; let alone for being forced to be a part of something that I have no interest in.
Jajh
on 01/18/13
It's hard to believe you were raised and educated in America, as you apparently have no idea why our judicial system is set up as it is. "Ignorant" is not an insult; it's a description of someone with a complete lack of information on a subject. If you had a clue about our judicial system, you would not have written what you wrote here. I can't help you out of your ignorance. Only you can do that. At least you know enough not to eat certain things, so I'll give you a point and a half for that. (looking at your username here).
Fuzzy06460
on 01/17/13
depending on your state, your employer may be required to pay you your regular wages for at least a few days of jury duty. In CT, employers have to pay you for the first 3 days.
erjme
on 01/17/13
That works if you work for a company. But my wife is a nanny, and her employer wouldn't have to pay, nor should they have to pay for someone not doing the job that day. And the 40 dollars per day in the beginning, then I think it drops down, like people said above doesn't come close to paying bills. And If a trial goes on forever, I don't know how they expect people to survive.
donteatpoop
on 01/17/13
Nickles and dimes in Ohio.
SavaFiend76
on 01/17/13
ChocoChippp and 9 others liked this  
Right...and if she would have gone and ended up going into labor at the trial, they would have had to have a replacement juror anyway, so yes, being 9 months pregnant and coming up on your due date IS a valid excuse to miss jury duty!
Jajh
on 01/18/13
So silly! No one's saying her excuses weren't appropriate ones! Read what I said! It's the attitude that "it worked out well" that she never had to serve. It's this attitude that jury duty is some sort of punishment, rather than the great honor of being entrusted with the power to determine your fellow man's guilt or innocence, based on evidence, rather than on the feelings of the accuser! And also the great privilege of knowing that YOU too have the right to a trial by impartial fellow-citizens, rather than a corrupt dictator or judge.
People seem to have no CLUE what they're criticizing here. It's quite dismal reading a lot of these responses. Did you kids even go to school in America? Why don't you know why jurors are unpaid? There's a brilliant reason behind it. Educate yourselves, because your teachers apparently did not.
terry1905
on 01/17/13
wished i had been on the Cassey Anthony jury. Let's just say it may have turned out diff
Jajh
on 01/18/13
I know, right?!!! From what I've heard, the prosecutor didn't charge her correctly. If he'd made the charges differently, based on the evidence they had, she would have been convicted - maybe not of outright homicide, but of lesser yet still very serious crimes. Getting the charges right is a huge part of getting the right outcome in court.
KCow
on 01/18/13
Jajh and 1 others liked this  
I had a colonoscopy on that date, rescheduled, they re-summoned me on a day I had another surgery. I called and explained and they gave up on rescheduling and told me to forget about it. I actually wanted to serve.
Jajh
on 01/18/13
Sorry about your surgeries - hope you're well now. I wanted to serve too, but was excused when they got enough people ahead of me one time, and dismissed another time because the case was thrown out when new evidence came in of the guy's innocence before the trial started. I was happy for him.
iKyamber
on 01/18/13
I was choosen, but I spent the whole 8 hours sitting and waiting in the jury waiting room and turned out I wasn't needed and wasted my sweet precious time being there.
Jajh
on 01/18/13
You didn't waste your time - you simply waited, willing to do your civic duty on behalf of your society. (whether you thought of it that way of not!) You weren't needed, I assume, because they found enough qualified people before getting to you. They always bring in a lot more than 12 because so many will not qualify. That's what happened to me, too. Another time, I waited in the hallway for a couple of hours. Turns out, some big evidence was presented very early that morning, proving the person's innocence. The case was dismissed. It simply took time for all the papers to be presented and filed - behind closed doors, of course. I was happy that the person was freed without a trial, as he really was innocent. I did my part by just being available and willing. It's all that is asked, and I'd sure like to think others would be there for me, if I were in the accused person's shoes!
irishgirl1968
on 01/18/13
that happened 2 me also!
iamdmich69
on 01/18/13
yes but i knew the people involved so was not selected
bkbeltrame
on 01/17/13
enelrahcfow7 liked this  
FIRST...

they have to find me
JDCM
on 01/18/13
You got a driver's license? You want to keep your driver's license? Then you'd better be ready to answer when you're called. Juries used to be determined by voter registration (this is why my sister didn't register to vote--she didn't want to serve on a jury). Now, they go by drivers' licenses (at least they do in WA State) because the politicos got wise to why there were fewer voters. If you don't respond, you're likely to have a warrant for your arrest put out & probably your license suspended.

You may want to rethink your "strategy."
Jajh
on 01/18/13
wow, what a sterling member of the community YOU must be. You clearly don't understand the incredible beauty of our system of "a free and fair trial by a jury of our peers." You don't appreciate America enough to deserve all the blessings you already have. How sad. Imagine that YOU are the one accused and on trial, and no one in the country agrees to listen to your case, where they can only find you guilty if they're convinced beyond the shadow of a doubt that you did the crime. Think about it. You WANT a fair trial of unpaid volunteer fellow community members to listen to your pleas of innocence, but you don't want to do the same for one of them. Shame on you.
joannablara
on 01/18/13
JDCM and 1 others liked this  
I was very pregnant BOTH times I was summoned and got out of it because of that. I'm pregnant again, but no summons yet...knock on wood.
JDCM
on 01/18/13
Just like me!! (No, not pregnant at this time, but was pregnant for the first 3 times I was called.) What's bizarre is that my ex never got called for jury duty!
JDCM
on 01/18/13
It's mostly "got out of it" for medical reasons. I am not kidding about this: Every time that I was notified, I was pregnant & the months I was expected to serve were the months I was supposed to give birth! However, my son was supposed to be born in June, but was born 6 weeks prematurely (May, a couple of days before Mother's Day). This last time that I was called, I was not pregnant, but had other medical issues (I don't know if severe depression would count to getting out of jury duty) & was also going through a divorce & there were court appearances scheduled for the month of service (I did notify the clerk that there were 2 days that I would not be able to appear, which she understood). I don't mind serving, especially if I had to be sequestered in a nice hotel room, all expenses paid! ;-)
JamIvory
on 01/18/13
I cant, cuz i am deaf
Dreamdispatcher
on 01/18/13
JDCM liked this  
i'd like to be a jurier ,, but can i keep quiet thou..
Swagzilla56
on 01/18/13
Very interesting to see the various answers. Very good Poll!
janet1954
on 01/18/13
Wow,That what i would do if they asked me.
nimnim44
on 01/17/13
no reason to do so. i dont want someone comming after me later on.
Jajh
on 01/18/13
Oh. So if YOU"RE the one on trial, you just want the judge to decide for himself, and send you straight to jail, without you having a chance to plea your case before 12 people from your own community, who must consider you innocent,unless the prosecutor can prove you guilty beyond the shadow of a doubt? Fine. But in America, it's the trial by a jury of our peers that ensures the most justice for every one of us. If you WANT that blessing should YOU ever be accused of a crime, then please be willing to offer your services to the rest of your community. It's called civic duty for a reason - we can't HAVE this glorious freedom to a free and fair trial withOUT our fellow citizens taking it seriously and being more than willing to participate in the whole system. Sorry you don't see this, but hope you'll educate yourself a bit better.
JeannieNKenny
on 01/17/13
JDCM and 1 others liked this  
I just finished with jury duty this month! I did get picked to be a juror and I must say that it was not all that bad and now I can say that I have accomplished that in my life just hope I never have to do it again!
Jajh
on 01/18/13
Thank you for serving, and with a good attitude. Our "free and fair trial by a jury of our peers" is one of America's greatest freedoms. We're not paid (just reimbursed a little for our time, but it is not "pay") so that we cannot be bribed by either party in a given lawsuit! This is a crucial aspect of the system that people seem not to understand. Until recently in our history, people considered it an honor as well as their civic duty to "help" our society be one of the fairest, most honest one in the world.

I hope you can spread the word to others that you're glad you have played a part in ensuring that one of your peers (someone in your community) received a fair trial by 12 ordinary people who listened with respect and judged in honesty to the best of their ability, and that should you ever be in that situation, you hope others will gladly step up to the plate to listen to YOU - innocent until proven beyond the shadow of a doubt to
Abezbawen
on 01/17/13
trannguyen
on 01/18/13
KHÔNG CO JI CA
thelittleprince
on 01/17/13
I'd be a very bad one probably
raviprasad818
on 01/17/13
hello
Atryda
on 01/17/13
Big responsibility...
rupasai19
on 01/17/13
No
David24597
on 01/17/13
Like this poll
iced
on 01/17/13
i jst got a summons last week
nevroth
on 01/17/13
I was selected but the next day the issue was resolved so I got to go home :D
dstny79
on 01/17/13
I don't think the compensation is fair for doing the job of a judge. After all, he can override the jury or change the sentencing, so why bother. I would do my duty as a citizen to the best of my ability. I do think we should atleast get paid a fair wage.
kornannie
on 01/17/13
Hey i got an idea why don't they put the jury duty on here .We can use that chart thing at the top there and we can get swagbucks for it !!:D
We the jury !
kornannie
on 01/17/13
missing a days pay at work compared to gas expense doesn't include wear on my car.
annw1971
on 01/17/13
I served once and the experience was so disconcerting that I would never want a jury trial myself.
ShawnaC123
on 01/17/13
It snowed the day I was supposed to report...and since I live in the South, everything shuts down when it snows. So I wasn't required to show up.
pointe4Jesus
on 01/17/13
Everything shuts down when it snows? Wimps. :) (I say that jokingly, so please don't get mad. I really do get that not everyone can fit in Utah.)
Precious88
on 01/17/13
Teenage boy walked in, case was stated...while going through the selection process I stated the law and the judge called my bias. Apparently judging someone by a law is being bias. Needless to say, the judge and both of the lawyers wanted me gone.
Henbot
on 01/17/13
TereBelle and 4 others liked this  
I also love how when asked as a group if you've judge the person after hearing the charges, everybody raises their hand and says they will be objective. I did not raise my hand and was called out by the judge. I said, Everyone else is lying if they didn't judge that man the minute he walked through the door and sat down. After reading through his history and stating how many times he has been in jail. Come on Your Honor, I have better things to do with my time, (held up my knitting bag). I didn't get selected!
coggieb
on 01/17/13
I would love to serve if I could knit while waiting around! They won't allow wooden needles or crochet hooks anywhere in the building!! :( Seems to be a total waste!
danakscully64
on 01/17/13
It's true though, judging is part of human nature. We all do it.
Fiveleafclover18
on 01/17/13
Epic story...

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