Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Torx, Jan 20, 2012.
how do i get out of it? need creative advice
Commit a felony.
should i mention the toilet paper finger in the butthole story?
It's pretty easy to get out of it, but I don't know why you'd want to. FedEx, or at least Kinko's haid paid jury duty, so it's like a day(s) off with pay. My current job doesn't pay for it though, so I just applied for a hardship and got excused.
Easiest way to get out of it would be tell them you're either biased, racist, are against the court system, etc.
So are juries these days just comprised of the folks without enough sense to get out of it? That's unfortunate. Torx, justice needs you!
This. Do your civic duty, especially if your employer pays you.
I am fucking dying for the chance to be part of a jury while having an employer pay me. wtf torx?
Torx will complain about SOPA but won't stand up and bring justice to a murderer or something
And hey, if you can't get yourself there, you can get a police escort to the courthouse! Do it, they need more normal people and less suckas. I'm excited to get summoned!
And this is a perfect example of a part of what's wrong with the court system. Jurors concerned about "bringing justice" to a case that they have yet to hear the explanation of. Goes in with the "tell them you're biased" thing I said before.
I've been summoned once, but the case got settled without a jury and my name went back into the pool. If I get called and it will not cause a legitimate hardship
I will gladly do my civic duty. There is no one that will pay me jury duty leave as I am self employed.
Rubbish. That's why I said bring justice and not convict. Show up, listen to the facts and make a decision. Not hard.
Media coverage can tend to work against justice. People are tried and convicted by the media long before a case even makes it before the jury. A tainted jury is the result.
It's kind of hard for the defense to perform a good jury selection proccess when a case has gone through public media inundation.
Delaying a case long enough for this to happen is even an accepted prossecution tactic.
I got called once,two old neighbors suing each other because one liked to watch the bird and the other bought a dog to scare the birds away and cut down their trees or something stupid. Fortunately one of the attorneys had represented me in the past and I was excused. Talk about a waste of peoples time. If it was for something real I would gladly serve.
frivolous law suits...........................yeah, the reason we have so many really screwed up laws and regulations.
Actually, playing the racist card only works sometimes. If it's not a case where race specifically matters then they'll keep you anyways.
I just got summoned for federal jury duty which means I have to go all the way into Brooklyn for it. Plus spend like $40 on trains and everything to get there. Meh. The worst part is that I don't want the responsibility of it. I don't want to have to worry that I sent an innocent person to prison or let a guilty person out to walk the streets and hurt someone else.
Yeah, really, Torx, man up. Fatcats like those who run the United States Chamber of Commerce are trying to cut off access to the courts in civil cases, and the need for juries in criminal cases should need no explanation. IMHO jury duty is more important than voting these days.
Torx can't play the racist card, he only bangs fat black ladies!
And on the same topic, maybe there's gonna be some REALLY fat ones in the jury... you could benefit from that!
You should watch 12 Angry Men before you go in and get all pumped up, justice style.
im gonna do it cause i never done it before and im very interested.. just wanted to see how funny you guys were.
I avoided jury duty twice - in both cases a jurisdiction where I used to live summoned me after I had already moved. I'd actually like to be on a jury, because I would be fair no matter what. And I wouldn't go with the group or cave in EVER. If I were on your jury and there wasn't evidence to convict you beyond a reasonable doubt, you would go home. Totally unbiased.
Great suggestion. Torx, get all Fonda up in that shit.
A friend of mine is currently in jail on possession with intent and a reckless homicide charge. His case was in the news when he was arrested, and again a month ago... for a reason I'm not sure of, because nothing has happened with the case yet, aside from "further court proceedings". He's fucked simply because of the media attention- I almost guarantee they're going to throw the book at him because of it.
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