While I’m well aware of why mock trial was integrated within my overpriced private educations curriculum, I am still unclear as to why the state of California, or any other state in that matter doesn’t provide a more appropriate manner in which a jury is selected, and a verdict concluded. Depositions belong in the hands of the qualified, able, and willing. (Let me be more specific.) Why is it that the government doesn’t simply provide jobs regarding jury “duty”? We (the people) were all raised differently, have faced different adversities, and each carry a personal sense of ideals according to how we were raised. After all, we’re all a product of our environment. Why, and how is it right for me as a citizen of the general population to prove, and pry such matters? Ironic, isn’t it? The same people we come across every day, on a daily basis who hassle us for the simple fact that we are us now have our very lives in their hand. I shouldn’t have that power. We shouldn’t. I’m all for the idea of giving us, the people the rights we deserve. Don’t get me wrong. But, not like this. It takes courage to look past one’s demeanor. Often times, all it takes is just one superficial glance to pass judgement upon a person ( ESPECIALLY MINORITY) regardless of substantial facts, and evidence. Whether you agree with me, or not, looks can be deceiving… And, so can jurors. Fair is fair, and our justice system in my opinion, is not. I would just like for people who are on trial to be given a clear, and concise chance.
(Source: okiesmai)@9 months ago with 32 notes
#jury duty #justice system