Called for Jury Duty – The Dog Won’t Hunt

Just got an email from Gale telling me there’s a post card up there calling me to jury duty on August 21.  Gives me a good excuse to drive over to the County Seat, take a fishing pole along.  Nice little lake on one end of town and there’s no point wasting a trip.

Unless they’re crazy enough to select me to serve on a jury.  In which case some accused will walk free, some traffic violator will be spared a fine, or someone lawsuiting someone else will have to depend on the luck of the draw without my vote in his/her favor.

Ain’t nobody going to serve any jail time, pay any fine for anything at all on my say-so.

Although, I suppose if the right person happens to be snarling after the right other individual or corporation for the right civil offense the strength of my convictions might be sorely tested.  More on gut feel than evidence, though.  I try not to make unbiased judgements against my fellow humans.

So most likely I’ll get in some fishing.

Old Jules

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16 responses to “Called for Jury Duty – The Dog Won’t Hunt

  1. I like your attitude, Jules

    • Thanks ShimonZ. Good seeing you here. Gracias, J

      • Oh, I have a problem with your blog, Jules. I like your posts so much, that I often put the posts aside, to read later when there is peace here, and no distractions. But then, when I finally get around to reading the post, it seems too late to actually comment on what you’ve said.

        • ShimonZ: Heck amigo, I’m tickled you read it at all. I’ve asked myself why a good many times. Your world’s a different place than mine, so much so I’m surprised there’s anything here to enjoy. But I’m glad. Gracias, J

  2. Just don’t bring the fishing rod into court. They’ll put you on every single jury they can manage.

    • Cotton Boll Conspiracy: I’ll remember. Thanks. Out where they’re deselecting the non-participants maybe we can exchange fish-cooking recipes. I’ve been coming up with some good ones lately. Gracias, J

  3. Somehow I think you will be going fishing…unless they don’t question you carefully enough. My bet is on fishing at the lake! Enjoy the day.

  4. I recall having to beg off Texas jury duty for a VA appointment once. Here in Oklahoma, they have the good sense to know us veterans are wholly untrustworthy for their purposes, and don’t ever call us. There may not be many who agree with you, but it’s enough for them not to risk it.

  5. “Ain’t nobody going to serve any jail time, pay any fine for anything at all on my say-so.” “Although, I suppose if the right person happens to be snarling after the right other individual or corporation for the right civil offense the strength of my convictions might be sorely tested.”

    Amen Brother,

    How did you get on that list anyway? I’ve been lucky so far but if called, I will gladly serve as long as they don’t mind if I’ve already made up my mind before the trial starts.

    With the state of our justice system, I couldn’t trust any evidence presented to a jury. It may be all the evidence and it may not, depending on how the judges panties felt that morning.

    Much evidence is not allowed for various reasons including evidence that would exonerate the defendant. prosecuters withold such evidence and pursue convictions without conern for the merits of a case but only for the political benefits they will derive from the wrongful conviction of an unpopular defendant; many times, unpopular because of the smear campaign of leaks run by the prosecuters office to begin with. Can’t let this one get away or we might have to go through the grueling work of actually catching the guilty party.

    So I am with you i believe in that if I have a reasonable doubt; I can’t vote to convict and I always have a reasonable doubt where the state is prosecuting a citizen.

    As for citizens sueing corporations; I must assume the corporation should pay through the nose. This is because I understand the nature of the corporation and I have no faith in their committment to the truth or even their understanding of what “Truth” is.

    Corporations are not flesh and blood; no matter how many humans make up the entity.

    Corporations are legal documents; long lists of figures and “The Bottom Line”.

    Corporations are by their nature, purpose, and machinations; unfit to be trusted.

    So “Bully!”

    • Angryman: I think it must have been when I registered my car and they identified me as a resident of the county. But after the age of 70 a person’s exempt, and I’ll be 70 before they can pull my name from a hat again, if they’re not quick on their feet. Gracias, J

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