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(CBS Boston)   A roundup of potential jurors' best reasons they can't be on the Whitey Bulger jury   (boston.cbslocal.com) divider line 48
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2013-06-10 05:48:37 PM  
The person, a large woman, says she's unemployed. "I used to make boxes." "I get depressed. I have swollen ankles."

Don't you get paid for jury duty?
 
2013-06-10 05:50:45 PM  
Missing from the list "It's Whitey Bulger, for Christ's sake!"
 
2013-06-10 05:51:56 PM  
The trick is to say you're prejudiced against all races.
 
2013-06-10 05:52:09 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: Missing from the list "It's Whitey Bulger, for Christ's sake!"


I was going to say: "He'll murder my family if I don't vote to acquit"
 
2013-06-10 05:52:26 PM  
I got called for jury duty in Beverly Hills. Had a big vacation coming up and was desperate, on the questionnaire under "gender" I wrote "not sure."

/excused
 
2013-06-10 05:55:11 PM  

fusillade762: Don't you get paid for jury duty?


50 bucks a day. The state law mandates that your employer has to pay your salary for only 3 days (and they can't fire you no matter how long it takes.) Thing is, I like the idea of serving on a jury because I think its my civic duty and it sounds kind of interesting. But this case (for example) is going to go on until September. I have to pay my rent, feed myself and put gas in my car and I couldn't afford that on 50 bucks a day. how do they expect to get a good jury for these sorts of things with that strategy?
 
2013-06-10 05:57:59 PM  
Nobody was speaking with a Midwest accent and then blurted out, "No Inglas! Si hubble es pan Douich? Kwik!" Cause that's what i would have done.
 
2013-06-10 06:00:30 PM  
www.incredibletvandmovies.com

Don't trust Whitey!  He will get your ass stuck in a billboard for soup!
 
2013-06-10 06:00:35 PM  
sleeps in trees:

Boobs are a distraction.

You got that right.

But, I really doubt they were thinking about your boobs, more likely the fact that you brought your kid, so obviously you were going to expect to bring him to court while on the jury. Crying kids are pretty annoying in a court room, I bet.

Nicely played.
 
2013-06-10 06:01:23 PM  
"Says he may not be impartial bc of what he read." That seems like a pretty reasonable excuse. Isn't that the reason that jurors are sometimes put in hotels and prohibited from watching the news?
 
2013-06-10 06:01:32 PM  
Only one so far mentioning he read books on the case? Kind of surprised more haven't said that.
 
2013-06-10 06:03:18 PM  

tlchwi02: fusillade762: Don't you get paid for jury duty?

50 bucks a day. The state law mandates that your employer has to pay your salary for only 3 days (and they can't fire you no matter how long it takes.) Thing is, I like the idea of serving on a jury because I think its my civic duty and it sounds kind of interesting. But this case (for example) is going to go on until September. I have to pay my rent, feed myself and put gas in my car and I couldn't afford that on 50 bucks a day. how do they expect to get a good jury for these sorts of things with that strategy?


Plus this is in boston where studio apartments are $1300
 
2013-06-10 06:04:48 PM  
I'm allergic to wheat.
 
2013-06-10 06:09:35 PM  
"Do my other personalities get a vote, too?"
 
2013-06-10 06:12:31 PM  
There is no such thing as 'The Mafia'
 
2013-06-10 06:12:59 PM  
Learned a while ago that Arizona has a lengthy trial fund that can reimburse your missed salary if you are in court for more than five business days. Probably played a big part in keeping the Arias jurors there.
 
2013-06-10 06:13:28 PM  

tlchwi02: fusillade762: Don't you get paid for jury duty?

50 bucks a day. The state law mandates that your employer has to pay your salary for only 3 days (and they can't fire you no matter how long it takes.) Thing is, I like the idea of serving on a jury because I think its my civic duty and it sounds kind of interesting. But this case (for example) is going to go on until September. I have to pay my rent, feed myself and put gas in my car and I couldn't afford that on 50 bucks a day. how do they expect to get a good jury for these sorts of things with that strategy?


Wow. Your state is generous. In my county, it's $15 a day, and no employer mandate (they can't fire you, but they don't have to pay you).
 
2013-06-10 06:13:37 PM  

tlchwi02: fusillade762: Don't you get paid for jury duty?

50 bucks a day. The state law mandates that your employer has to pay your salary for only 3 days (and they can't fire you no matter how long it takes.) Thing is, I like the idea of serving on a jury because I think its my civic duty and it sounds kind of interesting. But this case (for example) is going to go on until September. I have to pay my rent, feed myself and put gas in my car and I couldn't afford that on 50 bucks a day. how do they expect to get a good jury for these sorts of things with that strategy?


My point was that the woman said she was unemployed. Seems like $50 a day is better than nothing.
 
2013-06-10 06:14:44 PM  
"Yeah, I got this thing I gotta do. With the fella, from the other place."
 
2013-06-10 06:14:48 PM  
"Why should Whitey be on trial? The FBI was ok with his crimes when he was being a rat."
 
2013-06-10 06:20:19 PM  
"Hey, I like my genitals. I want to keep them."
 
2013-06-10 06:20:58 PM  

tlchwi02: fusillade762: Don't you get paid for jury duty?

50 bucks a day. The state law mandates that your employer has to pay your salary for only 3 days (and they can't fire you no matter how long it takes.) Thing is, I like the idea of serving on a jury because I think its my civic duty and it sounds kind of interesting. But this case (for example) is going to go on until September. I have to pay my rent, feed myself and put gas in my car and I couldn't afford that on 50 bucks a day. how do they expect to get a good jury for these sorts of things with that strategy?


Why not pick juries from groups who have nothing better to do and for whom $50 a day is decent money? I'm sure we'd all be happier if our guilt (or non-guilt) in a court o' law was determined by retirees, the unemployed, vagrants and the assistant crack whore from around the corner.

/Jury duty pay varies a lot. In San Antonio, it was $8 a day. That didn't even pay for parking.
 
2013-06-10 06:23:00 PM  
Lame, if that's the 'best' they came up with.
 
2013-06-10 06:23:13 PM  

fusillade762: My point was that the woman said she was unemployed. Seems like $50 a day is better than nothing.


true, but if she's actively searching for a job, this would ruin it for her. at least if you have a job, It might hurt your finances for a few months but at least you could get back on you feet when it was over.
 
2013-06-10 06:24:07 PM  
I like all the Howie Carr listeners being excused.

/I was recently excused from jury duty because I have been a bar advocate (sort of a public defender).
 
2013-06-10 06:27:35 PM  
When I was on a jury I got a whole 17 bucks that day whoopie!
 
2013-06-10 06:33:40 PM  
I always register as third party voter, the loonier left or right the better. I have never been summoned for jury duty
 
2013-06-10 06:35:08 PM  
"My feet are allergic to concrete".
 
2013-06-10 06:44:15 PM  
"I don't want to have to choose between silver and lead."
 
2013-06-10 06:45:21 PM  
No one went with "I saw the movie, he's totally guilty"?
 
2013-06-10 06:57:24 PM  
"This would be a good case for jury nullification."

100% of the time, it works every time
 
2013-06-10 06:57:37 PM  
Best way to get out of criminal jury I've ever seen? "Well, he wouldn't have been arrested if he wasn't guilty!"
 
2013-06-10 07:07:19 PM  
shiat, I'd love to be on that jury
 
2013-06-10 07:21:02 PM  
"Hey, uncle Whitey was framed! Framed I tell ya!"
 
2013-06-10 07:22:16 PM  
"The Academy just felt bad for Scorsese. Raging Bull was far better."
 
2013-06-10 07:45:43 PM  
"This is the guy from "The Departed" right?"
 
2013-06-10 07:56:16 PM  
Woman, 21, says it could effect her ability to be impartial: "I wouldn't be able to think, just with my own brain." Excused.
 
2013-06-10 07:57:29 PM  

mbillips: "Yeah, I got this thing I gotta do. With the fella, from the other place."


 "did you see that guy?"
 "you mean that guy?"
 "no,that other guy!"
 "Oh,that guy?"
 "No moron..that guy!!"
 "yea..I aint seen him"
 
2013-06-10 09:07:05 PM  

fusillade762: My point was that the woman said she was unemployed. Seems like $50 a day is better than nothing.


You know how at the end of every day you go home and get to stop worry about making money? Unemployed people don't get to do that.
 
2013-06-10 09:09:41 PM  
If you do it right you don't even have to say anything, all you have to do is just bring some of your favorite reading material, say Mein Kampf or something similar and you will be cut. Easy.
 
2013-06-10 09:21:19 PM  

strathmeyer: fusillade762: My point was that the woman said she was unemployed. Seems like $50 a day is better than nothing.

You know how at the end of every day you go home and get to stop worry about making money? Unemployed people don't get to do that.


Um... I am currently unemployed. I'd happily take $50 a day for jury duty.
 
2013-06-10 09:27:57 PM  
I shagged his sister once
 
2013-06-10 09:41:45 PM  
"I'm a Total Farker" is better than "diplomatic immunity" for getting out of jury duty.
 
2013-06-10 09:54:53 PM  
Don't know what it is about that website, but it kicks the crap out of my computer.
 
2013-06-10 09:57:12 PM  
What one of the jurors should've said: "Bulger? I barely know her!"

/I've got nothing
 
2013-06-10 10:03:59 PM  
Because....fark you, that's why!
 
2013-06-11 08:37:41 AM  

mbillips: tlchwi02: fusillade762: Don't you get paid for jury duty?

50 bucks a day. The state law mandates that your employer has to pay your salary for only 3 days (and they can't fire you no matter how long it takes.) Thing is, I like the idea of serving on a jury because I think its my civic duty and it sounds kind of interesting. But this case (for example) is going to go on until September. I have to pay my rent, feed myself and put gas in my car and I couldn't afford that on 50 bucks a day. how do they expect to get a good jury for these sorts of things with that strategy?

Wow. Your state is generous. In my county, it's $15 a day, and no employer mandate (they can't fire you, but they don't have to pay you).


Wow, your country is weird.   In my state (Western Australia), your employer has to pay you (they can then claim the wages back from the court).  If you're self-employed, you get paid a daily rate based on your last 12 months income.  If you're unemployed, you get $15/day for the first 3 days, then $20/day thereafter.   Everyone gets an automatic travel allowance on top of that (whatever it costs to catch public transport from your house to the court, so if you drive it wouldn't cover the parking.)   And you can claim back child-care costs.

And everyone STILL hates jury duty and does their best to avoid it.    How on earth are you guys getting jurors?
 
2013-06-11 11:03:21 AM  

fusillade762: strathmeyer: fusillade762: My point was that the woman said she was unemployed. Seems like $50 a day is better than nothing.

You know how at the end of every day you go home and get to stop worry about making money? Unemployed people don't get to do that.

Um... I am currently unemployed. I'd happily take $50 a day for jury duty.


If you're collecting UI benefits and you get called for jury duty, guess what?

No more UI benefits! Yay, Amurrica!
 
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