Here’s a little story about a juror on a murder trial who kept updating his Facebook FROM THE JURY ROOM about how boring jury duty is.
“This is interesting and also boring — at Macomb County Circuit Court.”
Many of us (usually me) are guilty (ha!) of over-posting on social media. So I will not cast a stone at this dum-dum who posted on Facebook about being on a jury while serving on a jury. Not everyone watches as much Law & Order as I do and thus, knows the law inside and out. You can’t tweet, “We’re probs going to find OJ guilty because, hello? Obviously #ripnicole”
I mean, you COULD. But then OJ might get away with…. never mind.
ANYWAY, my issue here is that this goober thought jury duty would be exciting. No matter how interesting the case, trials get boring pretty quickly. Last year, I was called for jury duty and like any functioning human, was able to get out of it. But a few weeks later, I found myself at the Hall of Justice and happened by the courtroom for exact case for which I was originally called. So I sat in the back of a rape trail and can report these two things:
1. I was totally biased just looking at the defendant. I should not be on a jury.
2. I happened into court at the precise moment when they were showing physical evidence of rape on a huge screen in a darkened court room. And after 20 minutes of being really upset and alarmed by the testimony, I got bored.
Long story short; everything is better on TV, especially justice.
Your jury duty stories in the comments, please!