Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Trailer Park Jurors has a great story about the "jury pool from hell." It was convened to hear a case involving "Tennessee trailer park violence," but it sounds like the potential jurors were worse than any potential defendant. One juror was excused after announcing that he was "high as a kite," while another was bounced because he was once taken to a mental hospital after almost shooting his nephew (who, quite understandably, wouldn't come out from under the bed. Yet another juror was excused because in his neighborhood it was common knowledge that if you were represented by the defense counsel you were "probably guilty." But the topper would be a gentleman who gave this answer to the question of whether he had been arrested:

Another would-be juror said he had had alcohol problems and was arrested for soliciting sex from an undercover officer. "I should have known something was up," he said. "She had all her teeth."
The defendant, who was accused of hitting her brother's beloved with a brick, was acquitted.

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