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Old 09-30-2009, 06:07 PM   #11
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Sorry pardner, but your response troubles me. It bothers you to put a person in prison, assuming they're found guilty?

Without "12 good men and true" our justice system is useless. I've only been called to serve once and I was proud to do so.

Also, not sure i really understand your post as it contradicts itself...
Myself and the other 12 did what was right and just, I have no regreats. But it was not fun.


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I have never lived in one place long enough to get called for Jury Duty. I was always interested to see a real trial from start to close - but I have never been called.

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JD, wanna know what it's like??? Read this....


Oh, and I just got summoned again for next month.


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I didnít like the idea of putting someone in prison. If there was any way I could have found the defendant not guilty I would have. What I told the rest of the juries was if let this guy off and he kills someone, itís our fault. I sure would not like the idea of serving on a murder case.
You do get paid a small fee, about enough to pay for lunch and parking.
I would neither like nor dislike putting someone in prison(even an accused murderer with video evidence, confession and witnesses). I would however enjoy doing my part and being directly involved in the system and using my judgment to weigh the facts of the case at hand. Guilty or not guilty is just a result, the process is what I would enjoy being a part of.
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I would neither like nor dislike putting someone in prison(even an accused murderer with video evidence, confession and witnesses). I would however enjoy doing my part and being directly involved in the system and using my judgment to weigh the facts of the case at hand. Guilty or not guilty is just a result, the process is what I would enjoy being a part of.
More people should have your attitude. When they were selecting the jury I was surprised how many said they were prejudice. I would put money on it that if you asked theses same people out side the court room most would have said they were not prejudice at all.
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I have about as much chance of serving on a criminal jury as a snow ball has in Tuscon in August. The defense teams strike me very quickly (I've tried 3 times). I would be very impartial and believe I could see through the BS smoke and mirrors.

They tried to sit me on a Civil jury (grocery store slip and fall). I honetly told them that I thought most of those cases were people milking the system looking for a free ride. Good bye.
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I've never been on a jury. I don't think i would be good for it; i am generally very suspicious of our legal system. I hope i never get called for it.
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They tried to sit me on a Civil jury (grocery store slip and fall). I honetly told them that I thought most of those cases were people milking the system looking for a free ride. Good bye.
Yeah that's the flaw in the system right there. You were honest and your belief that most of the cases are fraud does not mean you can not be impartial. Sometimes I think the morons of society have a better chance of being a juror because both the prosecutor and defense view that type of person as someone who will believe whatever the lawyer tells them.


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