OK! I went to Jury Duty. Armed with my principles and ready to do battle with Leviathan!
Forget the Fourteenth Amendment (no slavery) and the Fifth Amendment (no self-incrimination).
Forget that the Gooferment is an illusion with flags, men in uniform with guns, and men in funny dresses pretending to have authority over other human beings.
I answered their questions truthfully.
Even told the “judge”, when he asked “do you think the justice system is fair?”, “no; but it might be the best we can get.”
He skipped asking me the standard follow up question he asked others. Maybe it was that he feared the result.
(It’s not fair as evidenced by the Project Innocence finding innocents convicted in capital cases and the disparate impact on minorities in prison populations.)
I was feeling that I had made the cut when four other prospective jurors were preemptively challenged off.
Then, after the break, the Defense challenged me off. I was surprised. I thought I’d be challenged by the Prosecution.
Oh well, we’ll see how it comes out. If it gets in the news.
Maybe next time I’ll bring my FIJA literature.
See if I still have First Amendment rights?
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