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Is jury duty a necessary evil?

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  1. sabretruth Gold Belt

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    Just about every I know hates jury duty. Is there any way we could do away with it without doing more harm than good?
     
  2. Skip Reming Banned Banned

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    yeah, lets give up having a jury of your peers. sounds great
     
  3. djacobox372 Gold Belt

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    We should just bite the bullet and pay jurors a decent professional wage with benefits.

    I see no reason why judges and prosecutors should be so well compensated by the state but not the jurors.
     
  4. irish_thug Meme Mod Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    You mean "jury of people not smart enough to get out of jury duty"
     
  5. oldshadow Steel Belt

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    Its a duty that you and all citizens should be required to perform when called.

    However some changes need to be made.

    First employers should be required to pay your normal pay when you serve on jury duty. However they should be able to write off your pay on their taxes.
     
  6. sabretruth Gold Belt

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    Changes definitely have to be made. At least one of the court houses in my area where people get summoned to attend jury duty has terrible parking options. Your options are metered spots on the street or garages that you have to pay to use. It's fucking bullshit.
     
  7. Skip Reming Banned Banned

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    Yes, a jury of dumbfucks so you are tried by a jury of your peers. Whatever "it" is, you got it, jack!
     
  8. sloppypie Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    jury duty is a civic duty, it's literally the only requirement for living in this country. that and pay your taxes.

    it's really not asking for a lot. time to grow up and take on grown up responsibilities.
     
  9. Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    I actually love sitting in the Jury box when the case is interesting. That and I also got paid to be there, so win-win!

    Then again, I also have absolutely no problem with the OTHER civic duty of paying taxes, when I see it's being put to good use every day (streets being repaired, freeways being renovated, public schools being upgraded, etc).

    The last time I was chosen, two giant corporations were going at it over tens of millions of dollars in liabilities/damages, and I learned a lot about legal strategies after each round of skirmishes.

    Absolutely! Private Contractors should get to claim tax deductions for those hours as well.

    That's real bullshit right there.

    With the Juror batch clipped on our shirt, us Californians actually get to park in the government parking lot/structure right next to the federal court house, where the court employees park!
     
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  10. 7437 Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    You forgot something.

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    Anyways, fuck jury duty, not gonna do it. I have bills to pay.
     
  11. Skip Reming Banned Banned

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    Then get a grown up job where your company pays you if you have jury duty. Probably has to be something better than minimum wage job though.
     
  12. 7437 Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    I am an electrician. I am sure some minimum wage worker will be fine to fill a jury though. I see no reason to make my own life and the lives of my coworkers harder.
     
  13. irish_thug Meme Mod Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Pay would be the only thing that would prevent me from actually wanting to participate. Currently, I'm covered in that instance, but in a different situation It would be a deal breaker.
     
  14. Quipling Silver Belt

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    Jury Duty is a civic duty and an honorable task. People who avoid it are selfish shirkers who aren't willing to play their role in society, and have forgone their right to complain about the injustices that result.
     
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    I have a 10 mile trip to the court house and it takes over an hour to get there because of the traffic. Parking cost is $20 IF you can even find a spot at their garage. Waste of my time, and waste of my money since who in their right mind is going to put a cop on a jury?

    Jury nullification... enough said.
     
  16. Hogey Red Belt

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    Who the fuck has jury duty. Motherfuckers with a purpose don't do that shit. Jury duty is for idiots
     
  17. sloppypie Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    if you are ever accused of a crime then and demand a trial, i hope you have the integrity to waive your right to a jury trial and just accept a bench trial.

    not that you would, b/c like magic, people suddenly care about their rights and fairness in the system when it's their asses on the line.
     
  18. Hogey Red Belt

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    Jury duty is for house wives and goobers.
     
  19. Quipling Silver Belt

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    What an intelligent and articulate response. You've convinced me.
     
  20. Fawlty Elizabeth Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    The numbers on how few people elect for a jury trial are surprisingly low. But we shouldn't give up the people's check against judicial power.
     

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