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2013-01-11 09:20:59 PM
Five days in jail seems kind of harsh.
 
2013-01-11 09:25:11 PM
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LONG LIVE JURY DUTY!!!
 
2013-01-11 10:52:45 PM
That's what you get for voting.
 
2013-01-11 11:14:22 PM

Godscrack: That's what you get for voting.


And getting a driver's license.
 
2013-01-11 11:20:27 PM
Good.
 
2013-01-11 11:21:33 PM

Indubitably: Good.


P.S. I find it unsurprising you weren't chosen, flaky...
 
2013-01-11 11:22:13 PM
Quick followup on Curious Juror Mr. Singh
Who will now feel the trial judge's sting
For such reckless transgressions
He's now got a few more sessions-
Serves him right for doing a bad, bad ting
 
2013-01-11 11:22:18 PM

Indubitably: Indubitably: Good.

P.S. I find it unsurprising you weren't chosen, flaky...

To flake

 
2013-01-11 11:23:41 PM

Apos: Quick followup on Curious Juror Mr. Singh
Who will now feel the trial judge's sting
For such reckless transgressions
He's now got a few more sessions-
Serves him right for doing a bad, bad ting

To break E

 
2013-01-11 11:25:42 PM
To love everyone carries a heavy burden, friends.

Feel same.
 
2013-01-11 11:26:27 PM
my wife broke the rules during jury duty...she was an alternate, and she left before she was supposed to. one of the clerks told her it was okay, but when the judge found out she left he was pissed ("she should have asked me!") and fined her $50.

on the plus side, that was 10 years ago and she hasn't been called for jury duty since...
 
2013-01-11 11:26:36 PM
i'd be honest and say i don't trust eyewitness testimony, but with my luck there wouldn't be any eyewitness testimony involved. maybe the fifth?
 
2013-01-11 11:28:08 PM

BarkingUnicorn: Godscrack: That's what you get for voting.

And getting a driver's license.


More the voting thing I've definitely found in multiple counties

Had to re-run the video (with addl advert goodness before the re-run) to confirm it was news station editing at the end. I thought dayum vijay and attorney, bold to walk out while Judge Chiziro still pontifiporkin.
 
2013-01-11 11:30:50 PM
Ah yes juries. Being tried by 12 people too dumb to get out of jury duty
 
2013-01-11 11:33:09 PM
Break the rules during jury duty? Congratulations, you've just been sentenced to more jury duty

Oo, wouldn't that be wonderful, though?

Instead of three days in jail or a $100 fine for contempt--"Bailiff! Take this bozo down to small claims and let him do a week's worth of jury duty. That ought to straighten him out!"
 
2013-01-11 11:33:48 PM
Butthurt judge is butthurt.
 
2013-01-11 11:37:00 PM
not guilty
not guilty
not guilty

that'd be my choice if a judge did that to me
 
2013-01-11 11:41:03 PM
I just want to note how very, very Florida this is.
 
2013-01-11 11:42:40 PM
If it was me, I would vote "guilty" to every extra case I had to sit through. Take that, you f*cking Justice System!
 
2013-01-11 11:43:56 PM
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2013-01-11 11:52:11 PM

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Thank you, Cloud, of the clan Clud, for you weather...

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2013-01-11 11:53:56 PM
Singh Trifecta in play! Parminder Singh jumped into the mine in Meteor Crater, Arizona a few stories down.
 
2013-01-11 11:58:38 PM

F22raptom: not guilty
not guilty
not guilty

that'd be my choice if a judge did that to me


cowgirl toffee: If it was me, I would vote "guilty" to every extra case I had to sit through. Take that, you f*cking Justice System!


So, you two chuckle-farks plan to piss off the judge, get held in contempt, and get dropped in the pokey with some Florida bubbas to be their personal jock-straps. Great plan
 
2013-01-12 12:00:14 AM

F22raptom: not guilty
not guilty
not guilty

that'd be my choice if a judge did that to me


cowgirl toffee: If it was me, I would vote "guilty" to every extra case I had to sit through. Take that, you f*cking Justice System!


The judge must have thought that the defendant was sincere in his remorse for breaking the rules and is not some snarky Farker. I'm sure the juror is too scared to do something rebellious and risk prison.
 
2013-01-12 12:02:13 AM

cowgirl toffee: If it was me, I would vote "guilty" to every extra case I had to sit through. Take that, you f*cking Justice System!


That might actually be the prudent thing to do. You're going to have to vote completely opposite to what the evidence says.
 
2013-01-12 12:05:28 AM
We're going to keep sending you back until you get it right.
 
2013-01-12 12:08:54 AM

phalamir: F22raptom: ...

cowgirl toffee:...


Exactly.
 
2013-01-12 12:10:19 AM

gadian: cowgirl toffee: If it was me, I would vote "guilty" to every extra case I had to sit through. Take that, you f*cking Justice System!

That might actually be the prudent thing to do. You're going to have to vote completely opposite to what the evidence says.


Not true. The evidence could point toward guilty. I see it as a 50/50 chance.  :P
 
2013-01-12 12:21:26 AM

cowgirl toffee: If it was me, I would vote "guilty" to every extra case I had to sit through. Take that, you f*cking Justice System!


A better revenge would be to vote in such a way as to deadlock every trial you get on.
 
2013-01-12 12:22:40 AM
I just cannot understand this widespread aversion to, and even contempt of, jury duty. Call me a crazy idealist but I view it as one of more sacred responsibilities of citizenship in a civilized society.

/shown up but never been chosen.
 
2013-01-12 12:23:35 AM
Let's see, end up in a media circus murder trial that will probably drag on for weeks if not months, maybe even result in a sequestered jury...or come back and serve three extra weeks of jury duty?

I'll take my chances with the three weeks.
 
2013-01-12 12:27:14 AM

jjorsett: cowgirl toffee: If it was me, I would vote "guilty" to every extra case I had to sit through. Take that, you f*cking Justice System!

A better revenge would be to vote in such a way as to deadlock every trial you get on.


EEEEEEEE! *giddy*
 
2013-01-12 12:27:32 AM

wcvanhorne: I just cannot understand this widespread aversion to, and even contempt of, jury duty. Call me a crazy idealist but I view it as one of more sacred responsibilities of citizenship in a civilized society.

/shown up but never been chosen.


You lose work time and the compensation is crap.
 
2013-01-12 12:30:32 AM

cowgirl toffee: Not true. The evidence could point toward guilty. I see it as a 50/50 chance. :P


Then you have to go way off the reservation.

"Your honor, I'd like to ask why the state isn't pursuing the death penalty in this matter."
"Well, first of all, this is a hearing for parking fines and secondly, gadian, the state of Alaska doesn't have capital punishment".
"Is this something we can vote on as well?"
 
2013-01-12 12:37:14 AM

LoneWolf343: wcvanhorne: I just cannot understand this widespread aversion to, and even contempt of, jury duty. Call me a crazy idealist but I view it as one of more sacred responsibilities of citizenship in a civilized society.

/shown up but never been chosen.

You lose work time and the compensation is crap.


Yeah..... That's sort of the point of a responsibility. It's not convenient, profitable, or even pleasant; but it has to be done for the greater good. Me generation much?
 
2013-01-12 12:39:41 AM

wcvanhorne: I just cannot understand this widespread aversion to, and even contempt of, jury duty. Call me a crazy idealist but I view it as one of more sacred responsibilities of citizenship in a civilized society.

/shown up but never been chosen.


Showing up for your one day and being dismissed is one thing.  If you're unlucky you end up on a shiat show Casey Anthony style megatrial and your life effectively grinds to a halt for weeks if not months.  Possibly without pay.

If I'm ever on trial, I'd rather face six volunteers that want to be there and know what they're doing than 12 people who have missed work for the past three weeks to listen to my ass.

/have my first summons in a month
//federal employee so I get paid for jury leave, might try and get on the jury if it's not a megatrial
 
2013-01-12 12:40:57 AM

Twitch Boy: If you're unlucky you end up on a shiat show Casey Anthony style megatrial and your life effectively grinds to a halt for weeks if not months.  Possibly without pay.


But then you tour the talk shows.
 
2013-01-12 12:41:22 AM

LoneWolf343: wcvanhorne: I just cannot understand this widespread aversion to, and even contempt of, jury duty. Call me a crazy idealist but I view it as one of more sacred responsibilities of citizenship in a civilized society.

/shown up but never been chosen.

You lose work time and the compensation is crap.


Then you work to increase compensation Hell, considering everyone thinks jury compensation is crap, it isn't like you would have to lobby too hard to get it changed. Maybe add a surcharge on all fines and civil awards (to the loser, not out of the winner) to cover the new rates. I have never understood "I think there is a problem with this system; but, instead of trying to fix the problem, let's just burn it to the ground for shiats and giggles."
 
2013-01-12 12:50:51 AM
Had a friend who pulled federal grand jury duty (state courthouses often handle federal cases here in AK.)  Several days a month for a YEAR.  Judge walked in and basically said "This is federal grand jury duty.  I am not entertaining excuses.  You all WILL show up."

They just extended her three more months to boot.
 
2013-01-12 12:51:03 AM

wcvanhorne: LoneWolf343: wcvanhorne: I just cannot understand this widespread aversion to, and even contempt of, jury duty. Call me a crazy idealist but I view it as one of more sacred responsibilities of citizenship in a civilized society.

/shown up but never been chosen.

You lose work time and the compensation is crap.

Yeah..... That's sort of the point of a responsibility. It's not convenient, profitable, or even pleasant; but it has to be done for the greater good. Me generation much?


In case you haven't noticed, most of the "Me Generation" isn't swimming in excess cash.
 
2013-01-12 12:58:34 AM

LoneWolf343: wcvanhorne: I just cannot understand this widespread aversion to, and even contempt of, jury duty. Call me a crazy idealist but I view it as one of more sacred responsibilities of citizenship in a civilized society.

/shown up but never been chosen.

You lose work time and the compensation is crap.


If that creates a hardship let them know and you're free to go. It's not difficult to participate by the rules.
 
2013-01-12 01:16:32 AM
cruel and unusual punishment
 
2013-01-12 01:17:01 AM

EvilEgg: Five days in jail seems kind of harsh.


Not if he'd been instructed not to read about the case. (And I'm betting he had.)

If anything, five days seems rather light. If he hadn't been caught in time, he'd have caused a mistrial -- and somebody, somewhere who was innocent (be it the accused and their family, or the family of the murder victim -- I know nothing of the case) would've been put through having to start the trial all over again.
 
2013-01-12 01:27:03 AM
As a citizen you really don't have to do very much. You vote and you pay taxes and maybe occasionally you serve on a jury. Is it really so difficult? If you won't do it, who will?
 
2013-01-12 01:28:12 AM

wcvanhorne: I just cannot understand this widespread aversion to, and even contempt of, jury duty. Call me a crazy idealist but I view it as one of more sacred responsibilities of citizenship in a civilized society.

/shown up but never been chosen.


What I cannot understand is the widespread aversion and contempt of jury duty when coupled with the fury which arises when we get trial results like, say, the OJ Simpson or Casey Anthony trials. (Not necessarily here, but in general) You'll hear people across the country screaming about the "awful miscarriage of justice" when they hear about how Simpson walked, or the cops in the Rodney King case didn't get the sentence they deserved...which may be true, but you'll never hear that at least part of the problem is that those trials had the SAME JURY POOLS as every other trial in that part of town. Yep, the same people didn't show up, made their lame-ass excuses, begged off, claimed hardship...in short, the same people railing about the unfair juries are also the ones who didn't go to jury duty.

So when people biatch and moan about how unfair it is that defendant X got off with such a light sentence, or OJ Simpson (or Casey Anthony or the Menendez brothers the first time or Robert Blake) got away with murder, or the cops beat up an innocent man and skated...you need to think long and hard about the last time you got your jury duty notice in the mail and decided not to go. It might not have made any difference...or it might have made all the difference in the world.
 
2013-01-12 01:45:18 AM

Jument: As a citizen you really don't have to do very much. You vote and you pay taxes and maybe occasionally you serve on a jury. Is it really so difficult? If you won't do it, who will?


We have a branch of a major political party based on the idea that they pay too much in taxes as it is. It doesn't surprised me that just like the Teabaggers there would be people opposed to doing jury duty and willing to act immature about it as well.
 
2013-01-12 01:45:53 AM
CSB time x 2.

When I was in grad school, I got called in for jury selection.  While I really wanted to serve on a jury (civic duty and all that), I really could not afford to miss the class time.  So, I sat there the first day and came up with a strategy to get excused until I could speak with the judge and get excused.  The first case that day was a marijuana possession case.  The DA asked every one he called up if they had any problem with the dope laws.  I soon saw that if you said you did, you got excused, so I decided to go with that if called up.

The second case was a rape trial and the DA was asking if anyone had a problem with sending one convicted of that to prison for a very long time.  I had no problem with that, so I placed my hope in getting excused by the defense.  I can't recall what he was asking potential jurors, but it was a question to which I could easily answer, "I think rapists should have their nutsacks nailed to a gasoline soaked fence post, the post then set alight and the rapist then handed a dull, rusty bladed pocket knife."  I was resonably sure that would get me excused.  As it turned out, I was never called and the next day, I talked to the judge ahead of time and got excused.

Skip ahead 25 years and I got called in for jury duty again.  I had just been laid off when my company's branch office closed, was geting nice severance pay so, why not?  I went in and sat and sat all day.  At the end of the day, we all got called in and were informed the parites had coped to a plea deal and we were not only excused, but excused from being called up for five years.  Oh, and they paid for my parking, too.
 
2013-01-12 02:11:43 AM
I've lived in Fort Worth for a little over two years now. I've already been summoned TWICE for Tarrant County jury duty. One of those times, I was selected for a case that lasted 4 days. During voir dire, I made the mistake of politely and thoughtfully answering the attorneys' questions, as opposed to ranting and raving like all the other lunatics that showed up.

I got a kick out of the survey they made us fill out as part of the selection process, though. Perhaps my listed hobbies of quilting, reading nonfiction, and cooking helped them gauge my reliability and stability. Maybe I should have listed my edgier activities. Oh, wait, I have none. I should take up automotive racing, medieval weapons collecting, and kung fu before I get summoned again.
 
2013-01-12 02:33:44 AM
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2013-01-12 03:08:27 AM
I think I'd take the 5-day timeout.
 
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