Lsa asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 1 decade ago

After reading this. Do you think I should do Jury Duty? Why Or Why Not? I don't think I could be impartial

I grew up hearing cops talk (and sometimes laugh) about planting evidence or lying under oath in court. A couple of times, waiting for my mom to get off work. Hearing judges and prosecutors rehearsing a witness. The judge saying "no, you can't say that like that in my court room. You have to say..."

An MP who wanted to get a guy shipped back to CONUS so he could sleep with the guys wife, showed me how he manipulated the results of a breathalyzer test to get the guy busted for DWI.

I didn't realize the implications of what I was being asked to do at the time. But the MI unit my wife was assigned to asked me to perform tasks that resulted in a civilian having in their possession something that would suggest they were guilty of a crime.

The governor of the state of illinois felt the judicial system so flawed. He commuted the entire death row to life sentences.

Google Frank Lee Smith and read that. I don't think I could convict anyone. I wouldn't believe the evidence.

5 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    If called to jury duty, mention all this during voir dire and let the court decide what to do about it.

  • 1 decade ago

    I understand how you feel you might be impartial due to things you've learned from others; however, as a citizen, you still should be able to be impartial basing it upon the evidence and information given at the trial. Regardless to what you have been exposed to about some of the judicial process, it doesn't mean it will/can happen with every case. However, if you still have it embedded in your mind that you would not believe the evidence presented, you should, as the guy said, bring this up when they ask if anyone feels he or she cannot be an impartial jurist for this trial.

  • 4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago


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  • 1 decade ago

    If you don't think you could be impartial, that is your answer right there.

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