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Make Juries Consist of Retirees Only



No contributing member of society likes having to take off time from work to serve in juries. Why not have jury pools consist of nothing but retirees. They have nothing better to do and will get a kick out of having a story to tell at the VA and Red Hats Society.






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Blue Velvet
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Awful.





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Anybody with long hair is guilty RAWWWRRRRR

That would be horrible. Explaining DNA to these people would be next to impossible.

This would be almost as bad if Juries were made entirely of welfare cheats and the chronically unemployed.



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JabarkusRussell
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This would be almost as bad if Juries were made entirely of welfare cheats and the chronically unemployed.


At least they'd finally earn the money we pay them.






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If Juries were made entirely of old retired folk my defense in every case would be to mention how much my client loves bingo and reading his bible as often as I could.





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Zach
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I think it's a great idea but defense attorneys would balk at it. Most old folks have developed a very bright line defining right and wrong.

An example:







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I don't know about "only" but you are right in that they would be an excellent resource.

Probably legal issues with that whole "jury of peers" thing.






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No contributing member of society likes having to take off time from work to serve in juries


never bothered me to report to jury duty,

but I hear ya, you know what else bothers me....voting.






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No contributing member of society likes having to take off time from work to serve in juries. Why not have jury pools consist of nothing but retirees. They have nothing better to do and will get a kick out of having a story to tell at the VA and Red Hats Society.



A jury is supposed to be made up of your peers and a cross section of your community. All retired juries would nullify this premiss.






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On bigger trials juries seem to end up being mostly retirees and government employees. I get paid for jury duty for as long as I have to serve, but I agree that I wouldn't want to serve on a long trial. But serving for a day or a few days is my civic responsibility.





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Zach
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But serving for a day or a few days is my civic responsibility.

My wife has been called for jury duty three times. Each time she wrote the same memo:
"I work night shift in the lab at a major hospital. If I don't show up for work people will die."
She was excused each time.






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GeauxxxTigers23
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I don't think you understand the concept of a jury.





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AUsteriskPride
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Terrible suggestion. I'd hate to know my jury consisted of nothing but senior citizens.





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imagine being on the Jodi arias jury. dumb bitch has dragged out the trial for like 4 months and its obvious she as guilty as shite. i'd be pissed if I was chosen to be on that jury





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Easy
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That often works, but shouldn't. A major hospital has other people that can work in a lab. People don't automatically die when she's not there and I assume that she can sometimes take vacation or a sick day.





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No contributing member of society
Being an idiot on a message board is not really contributing to society. What exactly does that term mean to you, anyway?






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Explaining DNA to these people would be next to impossible.
Try me!






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Zach
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A major hospital has other people that can work in a lab. People don't automatically die when she's not there and I assume that she can sometimes take vacation or a sick day.


Nope. There are no substitutes for graveyard 7 on 7 off for 10 hours a night.
If you ask her alternate week worker to take it while she's on jury duty for a week, that person would have to work 21 straight 10 hour nights with nothing off. They won't do it.

If the lab results aren't there when the Drs check in early in the morning, people will die.

Now, she could serve on her off weeks, but the court doesn't schedule trials based on the work schedule of jurors. That's why retired folks make perfect jurors. Every day is an day off.

Except for golf. I ain't giving up my Wed. golf date for a trial.






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So, if your wife is in a car accident, ZERO labs can be performed in her absence





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